The Press: Hearst Over Air

Having given sovereign approval to an attack by one of his princelings on European dictatorships, 75-year-old Publisher William Randolph Hearst stepped to a microphone in San Simeon one night last week and performed a more congenial task in person. Europe's so-called "democracies," he shrilled, are no better than its Fascists and Nazis. "France is Communist in character," he snapped, and England is still "perfidious Albion," striving by hook & crook to line up the U. S. army and navy behind its Imperialist designs.

Quoting Britisher Winston Churchill's short-wave plea for a "resolute...

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