The Press: The Too-Fast Referee

Soon after U.S. Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. had completed his reply to Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko in the United Nations debate over the U-2 affair last week (see FOREIGN NEWS), NBC's red-haired Commentator Merrill Mueller, 44, was on television with a summary of the speeches. Said Mueller:

"Through the propaganda of both sides —and it is just that—several points of warning are carefully stressed by the Russians and ignored by the United States.

"American Ambassador Lodge—in two weak statements defending free speech and free observation flights anywhere—tried to steer the Council...

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