The Press: The First Tiff

"The honeymoon is over," snapped the Republican Cleveland Plain Dealer. Said pro-Eisenhower Publisher John S. Knight in the Detroit Free Press: "President Eisenhower's popularity should not suggest that he is immune from criticism." Texas' San Angelo Standard-Times, which backed Ike in 1952 and 1956, complained: "The Administration has not only gone back on its promise of government economy, it is not entirely frank with the people." Across the U.S. last week, Ike-minded newspapers raised voices in the first general criticism since the Eisenhower Administration took office in 1953. The chief cause was the...

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