The Press: Revenge Gesture

In March 1929, Col. Robert Ewing's New Orleans States and Shreveport Times accused hotheaded, dimple-chinned little Governor Huey P. Long—self-styled "Kaiser" of Louisiana—of drunkenness and consorting with criminals. The following month Governor Long was impeached by the House of Representatives on one of 19 charges for having "attempted to suppress the freedom of the press" by threatening to expose the fact that Editor Charles P. Manship of the Baton Rouge State Times had a brother in an insane asylum. But Governor Long, supported by the State Senate, was never tried. Fortnight ago...

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