The Press: Nixon & the Press

To judge from the summary of editorial comment, sniffed the Pecksniffian New York Post, "the G.O.P. has clearly renominated Abraham Lincoln." The composite image of Republican Presidential Nominee Richard Milhous Nixon that emerged from the nation's press last week was hardly Lincolnesque. But with few exceptions, U.S. newspapers liked the way the Republicans ran their convention, ratified their choices, and cheered the first speeches in what looked to be a rousing good campaign. Said the Philadelphia Bulletin in an editorial: "They simply put the best foot forward."

Just as Jack Kennedy's nomination was...

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