The Press: Ford Mistrial

"Justice has been crucified upon the cross of unethical and depraved journalism."

So said Judge Fred M. Raymond of the U. S. District Court at Detroit, in announcing last week that the $1,000,000 suit of Aaron Sapiro, farm organizer, against Henry Ford, publisher of the allegedly libelous Dearborn Independent, had come to a mistrial.* It was a bad end. Detectives had snooped. Insults had climbed upon the backs of innuendoes. Some of the principals were sick and injured. Everyone was vexed.

Henry Ford's detectives had been ferreting around the courthouse since...

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