The Press: No Editorials

During the New York pressmen's strike, when the metropolitan dailies were published in combined form*, they carried no editorials.

"Now you can see,"; exclaimed the public ironically, " what the newspapers think is important! The editorials go, but the comic strips and the scandal stories stay." "Now you do not see," answered the newspapers. " We have been printing combined papers. News is news; it belongs to all of us. But our opinions are individual. It never would do to print Republican editorials in a paper carrying several Democratic journals among its...

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