The Press: JFK & the Press (Contd.)

For the most part, the U.S. press responded enthusiastically to President Kennedy's State of the Union message—but there were some thistles in the corsage.

The New York Times was editorially ecstatic: "An inspiring, eloquent and straightforward address." Said the San Francisco Chronicle: "Good for him for having the courage to believe that the American people are strong enough, wise enough and resolute enough to accept a rigorous demand for harder, more intense national and individual effort." Echoed the Louisville Courier-Journal: "Challenge and direction are providing us with a sense of exhilaration, of...

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