President Harry Truman Media
Editorial Archive on the 33rd U.S. President

The Mossadegh Project | June 5, 2017                                                                  
[Updated February 22, 2018]


U.S. President Harry S. Truman (1884-1972)

One of the most unpopular Presidents in United States history, Harry S. Truman was widely criticized in the U.S. media. This unprecedented collection of vintage anti-Truman editorials underscores this historical record.



Newspaper Editorials

Impeach Truman | April 11, 1951

The Great Betrayal | April 12, 1951

A Crowning Stupidity | April 12, 1951

Bogey Man Tactics | May 8, 1951

Many Things Contribute to Mistrust of Truman | July 17, 1951

Just What Statements Are Lies? | August 1, 1951

Truman’s Censorship Order Can Be Menace to Freedom | September 29, 1951

Dizzy Performance | October 6, 1951

Mr. Truman’s Outburst On Security | October 8, 1951

Motives And Dangers | October 9, 1951

Plenty Is Wrong, Mr. Truman | December 10, 1951

Mr. Truman Exposes His Own Flaws | December 15, 1951

After the Horse Is Stolen | December 19, 1951

The State of Mr. Truman | January 10, 1952

The People’s Faith Comes First | January 16, 1952

Impeach Him | April 11, 1952

Cliches | October 8, 1952

The Last Truman Budget | October 18, 1952

“Rude, Uncouth, Ignorant” | October 18, 1952

Mr. Truman Changes His Mind | January 28, 1953




Other Editorials (non-syndicated)

November 16, 1951 — Fish Story

November 16, 1951 — Sloppy Caps and Outlandish Shirts

December 7, 1951 — Must Stay In Character





Syndicated Columns

July 3, 1951 — The Crisis Technique (Bruce Barton)

October 8, 1951 — No Money for Our Soldiers’ Graves? (George Sokolsky)

October 9, 1951 — Truman Always Blames Another (Dorothy Thompson)





Letters To the Editor

October 5, 1951 — As Bad As Peron


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Related links:

Sen. Thomas J. Lane Assails Truman Govt.’s Treatment of Korean War Veterans (1951)

Why Do We Call It Electoral ‘College’? (1952 editorial)

No Time For Comedy | anti Adlai Stevenson editorial (1952)



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