Letters, Dec. 21, 1942

Roughneck Journalism

Sirs:

Having often expressed my appreciation of TIME as an achievement in reporting, may I demur to the increasing use of your news columns as a vehicle of editorial opinion? Your lines on Vice President Wallace in the issue of Nov. 30 were roughneck journalism, unworthy of your virtues. I believe in criticism, but I also believe in courtesy. Words should be used to heal wounds, not to make them. Give us the facts, and let us draw our own conclusions.

WILL DURANT

Great Neck, NY.

¶ TIME said of Vice President Wallace...

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