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What do you remember about his feelings about Stevenson?
He considered him mushy. He considered him to be--to have
no clear ideas about the world. He had a very low opinion of
Did he ever admit or state--did he ever feel that the coverage of
those two campaigns, 1952 and 1956, was in any way biased? Or was he
proud that it was biased, [laughs] you know what I mean?
No, I think he felt that it was just about right. Quite a
few people didn't, but I don't think it bothered him.
Was there any tension at all between Luce and any of the key
editorial people over this whole question, not just necessarily the
Stevenson campaigns, but of the publications and political bias--even
not just in the editorials but in the reporting?
It goes back to Teddy White in China. It goes on through
the Stevenson--the Stevenson campaign was very much, the feeling was
very strong in the staff and at upper levels of the staff that
publications were being unkind or unfair to Stevenson. As a matter
of fact, I think Matthews--Matthews?
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