The Press: Behind Closed Doors

By his own reckoning, New York Post Editor James A. Wechsler proudly admits that "I have probably written as many harsh words about [Senator Joe McCarthy] as has any editor in America." McCarthy heatedly returns the compliment. Ever since the New Dealing Post (est. circ. 420,000) two years ago ran a 17-part series titled "Smear, Inc.—The One-Man Mob of Joe McCarthy," McCarthy has damned the paper, along with other "leftwing smear sheets," for following "the Communist Party line, right down to the last period." McCarthy, in chorus with Columnist Walter Winchell, has also...

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