The Press: Confessional

The public was surprised, gratified last week when the readers of the Chicago Daily Tribune declined that paper's offer to broadcast the Loeb-Leopold murder-trial proceedings. The public was further surprised, further gratified when the Tribune editors took counsel over this rebuff, recovered their poise, came out with an open confession of the journalistic soul and a sincere proposal for reform that would have done credit to the most reputable paper in the land.

Said The Tribune:

"Criminal justice in America is now a Roman holiday. The courts are in the Colosseum. The...

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