The Press: Fatuous Ignorance

Partisan journalism is bad, but hardly as bad as ignorant journalism. The Courier-Journal (Louisville) began an editorial with the following words:

FATUOUS INSOLENCE Sinclair, one of the beneficiaries of Fall's prostitution of the office of Secretary of the Interior, follows Fall in refusing to testify before a Senate committee, on the ground that his testimony might incriminate him.

It is Sinclair's right, if he chooses to assert it. thus virtually to admit his guilt. . . .

Harry F. Sinclair in refusing to testify began his refusal with the following words:

"I do...

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