The Press: After the Battle

"We never saw anything like it," said the Wall Street Journal, still in deep shock. "One of the country's steel companies announced it was going to try to get more money for its product. And promptly all hell busted loose. Mr. Kennedy had his victory. The President himself said all the people of the United States should be gratified. Around him there was joy unrestrained at this proof positive of how naked political power, ruthlessly used, could smash any private citizen who got in its way. If we had not seen it with our eyes and heard it with our own...

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