The Press: Private Rights

The U.S. press, whose zeal for "getting the story" sometimes overrides its respect for private rights, had a door slammed in its face. To hear the outraged yells last week, it might have been supposed that the freedom of the press was in danger. It was not.

The scene was Hot Springs, Va., where 20 months before the press had fought, with better cause, to report the international food conference—an official gathering of 43 United Nations. This time newspapermen wanted to invade the private meetings of a private society: the 19-year-old Institute of Pacific...

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