The Captive Press

Cater, Douglass
December 1999
Nieman Reports;Winter99/Spring2000, Vol. 53/54 Issue 4/1, p13
Discusses the relationship between United States Senator Joseph McCarthy and the press. Accusations against Senator McCarthy on press monopoly; Charges of Senator McCarthy against reporters and reporting; Details on the section `Fair Play' of the American Society of Newspaper Editors' Ethical Rules.


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