The Press: Low Taste

In Manhattan, it is to the New York American (Hearst) and the Daily News (Chicago Tribune Co.) that sensation-mongers, scandal-gluttons and other addicts of "the pandering press" turn to gratify their low tastes. To The New York World and other papers, a higher class of reader turns for "legitimate" news, vigorous editorials, tasteful "quality" advertising. Many were the readers of the World on June 29 who, beholding the following advertisement in its columns, turned startled eyes to their paper's title-line to discover if their newsdealer had not made some mistake:...

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