The Press: It Will Be Denied, But...

Ever since Franklin Roosevelt was President, the inside dope of Washington Columnist Drew Pearson has often been flatly contradicted by the White House—and by the facts. Once President Truman publicly called him an "s.o.b."* Last week Columnist Pearson, who has less respect for facts than Walter Winchell, set a record even for him; he provoked a bristling White House denial a day before his column saw print. Burden of the column: "It will be vigorously denied," but President Eisenhower "apparently suffered a mild relapse" on his way to the Minneapolis airport during his...

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