The Press: The Times & Cuba (Contd.)

Since Cuba's Fidel Castro went to power 14 months ago, the editorial page of the New York Times has watched his low jinks with monumental forbearance, urging that Castro get a chance to prove his good intentions. "If you are a newspaperman of responsibility," said one Timesman, "you don't rush into print immediately; you weigh the consequences." A major weigher of Cuban consequences for the Times was Editorial Writer Herbert L. Matthews (TIME, July 27), a good friend of Castro and ranking U.S. newspaper apologist for the Castro regime. "Youth," explained Matthews, writing...

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