“I want to talk about our responsibilities in the face of danger.
The events of recent weeks may have helped to illuminate that danger,
but the dimensions of its threat have loomed large on the horizon for many years.
There is no escaping either the gravity or the totality of this danger to our survival.
Its challenge confronts us in unaccustomed ways in every sphere of human activity.
This challenge imposes upon our society a requirement of direct concern:
the need for reliable public information.
There is little value in ensuring the survival of our nation
if our traditions do not survive with it.
I ask every news publisher, every news editor
and every news man and news woman in the nation
to re-examine their own standards and to recognise the nature of our country’s peril.
Our way of life is under attack.
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