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

The Mossadegh Project | June 5, 2017                              
[Updated February 10, 2022]


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:

Harry Truman letters, speeches, etc.

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

Scandals? Truman Just Doesn’t Seem to Care | January 17, 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

Why This Change? | October 9, 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)

Pres. Truman “Most Disappointed” By Suspension of Iran Talks (Aug. 1951 Press Conference)



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