The Press: Hard Look at a Hero

By last week the U.S. press, whose fondness for John Fitzgerald Kennedy is surpassed only by its capacity for advising Presidents, began to take a harder look at its new hero. What kind of man was the 35th President of the U.S.? What was he likely to do in his first months of office? More to the point, what counsel did he need from editorial writers and columnists? From coast to coast, helpful, if sometimes sententious, comment poured into print.

The machine precision of Kennedy's political strategy gave Columnist Doris Fleeson a sudden chill....

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