The Press: Flummery

What is the greatest newspaper in the U. S? The New York Times, say critics. What is the most important page of that newspaper? Its editorial page, say readers. Who should take the most care to read this editorial page? The men on the copy desk* and the telegraph desk,† the reporters and all the paper's employes, say the editors. Do they read it? No, they do not, says the public, enlightened by a painful piece of flummery which occurred last week.

One of the able editorial writers on the New York Times began...

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