The Press: The Lesson

Samuel I. Newhouse's Syracuse (N.Y.) Post-Standard is proud of having fought "Communism intelligently and courageously ... for a quarter-century." In its fight, the Post-Standard has disagreed with the methods used by Wisconsin's Senator Joe McCarthy to the same end. Said a Post-Standard editorial: "McCarthy through his cheating and lying is his own worst enemy and actually does not help the cause of anti-Communism in the least. McCarthy is a disgrace to the U.S. Senate...and [should be] removed once and for all." McCarthy filed a libel suit for $500,000.

Last week at a court hearing in preparation for trial of the suit, McCarthy...

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