The Press: Fun at a Murder Trial

A procedure not uncommon in U. S. newspaper offices is what is known as "kidding the pants off a story." Last week the Press of Chicago, as if sensitive about its reputation for glorifying crime, elected to "kid the pants off" a murder trial.

The defendant was an attractive Polish woman named Mrs. Dorothy Mysza Pollak, 26, who shot her husband in the -eye. Recalling the devastating satire in Maurine Watkins' play Chicago, in which blonde Roxie Hart was in a somewhat similar plight, Chicago newspapers took satire into their own hands,...

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