The Press: Responsibility for Truth

"As an editor I wouldn't hire the Government as a reporter because it does a bad job of reporting the biggest story in history to the people. I wouldn't hire the Government as a news service because its stories are too often unreliable and incomplete."

With these straight-from-the-shoulder words one of the leading publishers of the Northwest last week took the Administration to task for failing to come clean with the U.S. people on the progress of the war.

He had a big audience: some 5,000,000 listeners to the Town Meeting of the Air....

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