Nailing a Campaign Lie

November 1940
New Republic;11/25/40, Vol. 103 Issue 22, p712
Presents information on a false story surrounding the election campaign in New York City. Assault by Stephen Early, a presidential secretary, on an African American policeman in New York City; Statement that the truth was that the policeman shoved him backwards so violently that as he fell backward, his leg was flung into the air and struck the Negro policeman who had pushed him; Statement that the policeman proceeded to run up a flight of stairs after the incident, which shows that injury was not a conscious hit but a result of an incidental strike.


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