The Press: Clear Picture

It was only two days before the Polish elections—elections so long and carefully rigged that the actual casting of the ballots was anti-climactic (TIME, Jan. 13). That day, Manhattan's tabloid PM made a promise: to "attempt to cut through the charges and countercharges that have surrounded the election campaign, and present ... a clear picture of what's going on." The reporter who got the assignment had left the U.S. only the day before. The correspondent: PM's flim-flamboyant ex-editor Ralph Ingersoll, whose politics are left of leftish PM's.

In Warsaw Correspondent Ingersoll took a flying trip around the city as the Poles voted,...

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