Writer Samuel Fuller draws on his past experience as a newspaper editor to inform Lew Landers’s classic about wartime abuses of freedom of the press and what happens when a publisher — Howard Raskin — uses his paper as a political weapon.
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Starts strong then peters out and gets mired in sentimentality. Interesting ideas throughout, however, still relevant. One major central contradiction, however. Is the press really more free when spouting the government's line in times of war than taking a firm opposition to it, no matter the reason for its position?