Andrew Russell Pearson was one of the best-known American columnists of his day, noted for his syndicated newspaper column "Washington Merry-Go-Round," in which he criticized various public persons. He also had a program on NBC Radio titled Drew Pearson Comments.
|James Forrestal||[Drew] Pearson and [Walter] Winchell are a high price to pay for freedom of the press, but I guess you've got to do it.|
|William E. Jenner||He is only a filthy-brained child, conceived in ruthlessness and dedicated to the proposition that Judas Iscariot was a piker.|
|James Forrestal is the most dangerous man in America. If he is not removed from office, he will cause another world war.||Compliments, Insults & Rebukes|
|Lunched with Jack Kennedy, the new Senator from Massachusetts. He has the making of a first-class Senator or a first-class fascist.||Compliments, Insults & Rebukes|
|Mr [Harry] Truman announced today that Russia had set off its first atomic explosion. Public reaction was varied…. Today the Brooklyn Dodgers are one-half behind the St Louis in the National League and the Yanks and the Boston Red Sox are neck and neck. And the American public is basically probably more interested in this race than in the race of atomic energy.||Energy ;Public Opinion & Polling|
|Neil McElroy, the Secretary of Defense, had joined the Episcopalian Church. When a public figure joins the church at the age of fifty plus, it means one thing – he’s planning to run for President of the United States.||Religion & God|