The Press: Be Kind to Kennedys

As a Democrat, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was pleasantly surprised by how well the press—often scorned by critics as "the one-party press"—treated him during the campaign. The nation's newspapers followed his intricate Cabinet-picking maneuvering with interest and general approval. Last week the press's friendly attitude was meeting its severest test yet: the appointment of Brother Bobby, 35, as U.S. Attorney General.

$3 Word. Papers such as Jock Whitney's New York Herald Tribune warned Jack Kennedy beforehand not to do it. If Bobby wants to be a politician, said the Trib, let him run for office and earn his place. The San Francisco Chronicle...

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