The Press: No Phony Heroics

Thrown into the war with as little warning as the G.I.s themselves, U.S. correspondents in Korea last week had their own tough job to do. Three correspondents had already been wounded,* another had been cut off behind Communist lines, and several had narrowly escaped ambush. Communications were meager and inadequate, the fighting chaotic and confusing. To the credit of most of the newsmen, they told the story straight, without phony heroics or false optimism; to the credit of General MacArthur's press officers, the story went back home to the U.S. the way it was written.

The press had swarmed into Japan and...

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