The Press: Red Rule v. Chief Rule

The Communist Daily Worker told a story last week on William Randolph Hearst, who mortally hates and fears Communism and Russia. The story broke while Moscow, increasingly ready to speak its mind U.S.-ward, was delivering a blast at Hearst.

The Daily Worker claimed to have spied out a message to Hearst editors, reproduced it with the Hearst story that assertedly resulted. The message: "Chief-says exclusive INS story of Russia's ultimatum to Finland should have had better play. . . . Chief instructs to follow up with big spread story'on it in issue...

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