Monday, April 06, 2020

Dunce Cap, Iron Cross, and a Supporter Down Below

This January account in the Washington Examiner of how President Franklin D. Roosevelt treated the press deserves wider exposure.

I ran across the FDR stories years ago while researching a book on leadership. They should cause a certain amount of eyebrow-raising when reporters act as if the abrasive Trump-media relationship is precedent-breaking.

And, of course, there's also the story of what President Truman did when a critic panned a musical performance by Truman's daughter. 

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