One-Party Press? Coverage of the 1952 Presidential Campaign in 35 Daily Newspapers

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THE PROBLEM

CHARGES THAT AMERICAN NEWSPAPERS ARE GUILTY OF bias in their news columns are nothing new.Many books and scores of articles have been written on the subject, some in anger, some in sorrow, others in ignorance, still others in the dispassionate spirit of scholarly objectivity. The charge has been at one time or another, it is safe to say, a topic of conversation for almost every adult American.Who has not heard the bromide "You can't believe what you read in the papers"?

On the other hand, the defense of the press has been undertaken with much the same consistency and vigor. The major part of this defense has been made by publishers and editors in speeches, articles and through their organs of

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  • One‐ Party Press? - Coverage of the 1952 Presidential Campaign in 35 Daily Newspapers *
  • Foreword *
  • 1: The Problem 9
  • 2: An Answer 29
  • 3: The Findings 43
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