The Press: A Week of Grievances

OF the 6,000 newsmen who gathered in Chicago last week, it was Columnist Max Lerner who had the kindest words to say for the Democratic National Convention. "Here in Chicago," he wrote, "you see America plain with no holds barred, no warts missing from the portrait, with everything there, including credential fights and platform debates, with Lester Maddox and Julian Bond, with hippies and yippies and the New Left, with soldiers and Secret Service and a maddening security tightness, with newsmen and photographers being clubbed by overreacting police squads, but with an unflinching...

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