The Press: The Law & Winchell

Newsreaders who wonder at all about Gossipmonger Walter Winchell, wonder why they never read of his being sued for libel. The prime reason is the unwritten law of U. S. journalism, which restrains newspapers from airing each other's libel troubles. Another and more astonishing reason is that only three suits, of which two have not yet reached court, have ever been pressed against Columnist Winchell. Last week, for the first time in his professional career, he found himself confronted by a jury verdict for damages. It was caused not by any peeping into...

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