The Press: Class-Conscious Comic

One of the last places on earth where the C.I.O. expects praise is in Wall Street. But last week the Wall Street Journal turned handsprings in ungrudging admiration of the C.I.O. News (circ. 450,000 weekly), one of the biggest U.S. labor papers. Understandably, the admiration had a professional rather than an ideological basis.

The C.I.O., said the Journal, is a "wizard of public relations." The C.I.O. News's overseas edition, with nearly 100,000 circulation, gets in its aggressive propaganda licks (C.I.O. FIGHTS TO GET VET BACK IN JOB), but sees that the message is "spiced...

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