The Press: Can't Print That

The yardstick by which newspapers judge "what is news" is often mislaid when the story of a libel suit occurs. No matter how interesting to the public the facts might be, newspapers rarely mention legal action against themselves or their contemporaries, even if decided favorably to the Press; practically never if the verdict be adverse.

It remained for the Dry partisan Christian Century last week to inform its small portion of the reading public that on June 3, in Los Angeles, the Rev. Edwin Courtland Dinwiddie, onetime officer of the Anti-Saloon League, was awarded...

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