The Press: CBS and Colonel Herbert

When Lieut. Colonel Anthony Herbert started his war with the Army two years ago, he found a receptive audience among newsmen and the general public. It was the time of the My Lai trials, and the military was being subjected to a barrage of bad publicity. Herbert was a much-decorated professional officer whom the Army had lionized. His charges that superiors had ignored his reports of atrocities and were hounding him out of the service because of his accusations seemed highly credible. Dissenting voices (TIME, Nov. 22, 1971) received relatively little attention.


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