The Press: Zaslavsky v. Baldwin

Hardly a 1944 week passes that Moscow does not shoot a diatribe U.S.-ward. The big blasts usually engage Pravda's old (64), red-faced, always-angry David Iosifovitch Zaslavsky (among his targets: Wendell Willkie, William Randolph Hearst). Last week Triggerman Zaslavsky turned his howitzer on the New York Times''s big gun of military reportage and analysis, Hanson Weightman Baldwin. Comrade Zaslavsky called him "Admiral of an Ink Pool."*

In a documented indictment (citing Baldwin's columns), Zaslavsky charged the foremost U.S. newspaper military expert (which he dislikes to be called) with disbelieving Soviet information, falling for...

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