The Press: Delicacy

Not a word in the Washington Post. Not a line in the Boston Transcript. Reputable dailies steered clear, whether or not they believed that their correspondents believed what they said about this "rumor."

But the gum-chewers' press, the "human interest" sheetlets, did they pass by an opportunity? Certainly not. The New York Evening Bulletin ran a picture of Mr. and Mrs. Coolidge and began the story: "An event that is nobody's business and yet is everybody's business is expected at the White House, it is rumored. . . ." The Daily...

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