The Press: Too Much Personality?

No U.S. President has been more copiously reported by the U.S. press than John F. Kennedy. Nor has any President paid more attention to newsmen—or kept more constantly in mind the uses of the press. Is this good or bad? Last week in the Nation Magazine, a Roman Catholic nun on leave to study mass media sup plied an answer. Wrote Sister Mary Paul Paye, 32, of the Sisters of Mercy: "The American public is exposed to a dangerous phenomenon : the personality cult of the President. I protest —vehemently, vigorously, apolitically and almost alone." Now studying for a doctorate in...

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