May 1952
New Republic;5/5/52, Vol. 126 Issue 18, p5
This article focuses on freedom of press in the U.S. When a wage dispute involving a heavy industry arose two weeks back, the free press of the U.S. fell into line behind management and against labor. News magazines and radio reporters abandoned their sham of objectivity. American newspapers, from the smallest to the greatest, tumbled over themselves in their eagerness to demonstrate complete subservience to the line of the steel companies, as laid down by Inland Steel president Clarence Randall. Such terms as "illegal" and "unconstitutional" were flagrantly thrown about without regard to law or fact.


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