Monday, May 31, 2010

The press loved FDR

He was skillful handling them, practiced Dale Carnegie techniques to get them on his side, genuinely good to them in giving them stories.

If reporters were 60 percent for the New Deal, Clapper reckoned, they were 90 percent for Roosevelt personally.[36]

Nothing wrong with what he did, but the result was far from an adversarial relationship with power that the press today says is proper.

in reference to: The FDR Years: On Roosevelt and His Legacy (view on Google Sidewiki)

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