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

The Mossadegh Project | June 5, 2017                                        
[Updated June 10, 2021]


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.

See also:

Korean War media archive
United States media archive




Newspaper Editorials

The State of Mr. Truman | January 7, 1947

Another Truman Letter | December 15, 1950

Impeach Truman! | April 11, 1951

The Great Betrayal | April 12, 1951

Impeach Truman | April 12, 1951

A Crowning Stupidity | April 12, 1951

The Truman Program | April 15, 1951

Truman-MacArthur Feud Reveals Lack of Sound Foreign Policy | Apr. 15, 1951

Bogey Man Tactics | May 8, 1951

Leaders Needed | June 19, 1951

And Was Benedict Arnold One Of Our Greatest Soldiers? | June 26, 1951

Alibis From the Generalissimo | June 26, 1951

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

Just What Statements Are Lies? | August 1, 1951

A Stubborn Man | August 16, 1951

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

Truman Pay-Publicity Plan Is Cheap Trick | October 4, 1951

Dizzy Performance | October 6, 1951

It Might Help | October 7, 1951

Jibe at Dulles Is Harmful to Truman | October 8, 1951

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

Motives And Dangers | October 9, 1951

Implausible Reasons | October 10, 1951

Who’s Revealing Secrets? | October 11, 1951

An Unmerited Jibe | October 11, 1951

Senate Rebuff For Truman | October 13, 1951

It Can Happen Here | October 17, 1951

South Demands Honesty In Politics | November 15, 1951

Jubilation’s Significance | November 16, 1951

Next Year’s Election | November 26, 1951

Sad Commentary | December 8, 1951

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

Time Has Come for Truman To Clean His House — Or Else | Dec. 10, 1951

Time For Truman Action | December 12, 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

Consistency Completely Lacking | January 23, 1952

The Investigator Investigated | January 30, 1952

Another Shortage | February 1, 1952

So Much Eyewash! | February 1, 1952

Impeach Him | April 11, 1952

No Emergency Now Justifies Autocracy | May 3, 1952

Path To Dictatorship | May 8, 1952

Truman Scuttled Stabilization Plan | May 10, 1952

Supreme Court Faces a Severe Test Today | May 12, 1952

Where Did Truman Acquire His Right? | May 23, 1952

Truman’s Memory Conveniently Short | May 28, 1952

President Has Been Slow In Acting | June 11, 1952

Truman Withdrawal Warded Off Trouble | June 14, 1952

Truman Mixes Politics With Atom Program | June 16, 1952

An Object Lesson For All Americans | June 20, 1952

President’s Pouting Discredits His Office | June 26, 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

Communism Still Labelled “Red Herring” By Truman | December 23, 1953

Impeach Truman | Chicago Tribune’s front page editorial (1951)
Impeach Truman | Chicago Tribune editorial (April 12, 1951)




Other Editorials (non-syndicated)

November 16, 1951 — Fish Story

November 16, 1951 — Sloppy Caps and Outlandish Shirts

December 7, 1951 — Must Stay In Character

December 15, 1951 — Deserves Special Award

May 18, 1952 — Executive ‘Usurpations’





Syndicated Columns

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

October 2, 1951 — Truman Should Back Up in a Hurry (Robert Ruark)

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

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

October 9, 1951 — Harry Acts ‘Mighty’ Durn Peculiar (Robert Ruark)


May 1951 political cartoon by Dorman H. Smith




Letters To the Editor

April 12, 1951 — Impeachment Parade

May 17, 1951 — Sees ‘Suppression’

May 19, 1951 — Truman’s Korea Policy Is Most ‘Insane Thing’

October 5, 1951 — As Bad As Peron

October 18, 1951 — Truman Held to Blame for Getting U.S. in War


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Related links:

Pres. Harry Truman’s Testy Letter to Former Ambassador Henry Grady (Nov. 18, 1952)

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

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



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