The Press: Sampling the Winds

U.S. newspapers, magazines, radio and TV weren't expected to observe the month-long moratorium on politicking, since they analyze and sift the political winds the year round. If the U.S. press seemed to be treading lightly on the subject of politics after President Kennedy's death, that was only because most politicians weren't giving them much to report—except Lyndon Johnson, who is already a past master at combining the nation's interests and his party's fortunes.

Thus, when the moratorium ended last week, it was hardly surprising that the press leaped enthusiastically back into the business of...

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