The Press: A Mouthful

Before the American Newspaper Publishers' Association in Manhattan, U. S. Senator David A. Reed of Pennsylvania said a few forceful words:

"Among us politicians the quack and the trickster still flourish and the printed word is their most powerful weapon. Would that you (the publishers) adopt some schedule rates for such political advertising and would decline to publish the appeal of the liar and charlatan. Close your columns to the claptrap and buncombe of the politicians. Scorn our words when you know that we are uttering falsehoods, just as you scorn the dishonest...

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