The Press: End of a White House Friendship

The biggest press news in Washington last week was that the "White House gang" — the little group of reporters whose beat is covering the President — was hopping mad at Franklin Roosevelt. Most of them felt that the President had played them for suckers and they were no happier when other newsmen rubbed it in.

For eight and a half years they have given him loyalty and admiration interrupted by only a few brief peeves. Long ago most of their editors and publishers began to feel that the President was less than all-knowing, all-wise and beneficent. Other Washington newsmen were conscious...

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