McCarthy vs the press

May 1953
New Republic;5/18/53, Vol. 128 Issue 20, p9
The article discusses cross examination of James Wechsler, editor of the New York Post before Senator Joseph McCarthy's investigating committee for the stated reason that one of his books was found in State Department overseas libraries. Only about five minutes of the five hour cross examination dealt with books, the rest was a probe into the editorial policies of the Post. In response to the Senator's question on having other peoples who are members of the Young Communist' League, who were or are members of the Young Communist League, working for him on his newspaper, Wechsler responded that to his knowledge, there are no Communists on the staff of the New York Post. Various other questions were asked to which Wechsler gave the answers patiently.


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