The Press: Good Business?

When there is a lack of cheaper free sensation-fodder for newspaper presses, how large a sum is it good business to pay for a really choice blob of pedigreed scandal?

At Washington, last week, Publisher William Randolph Hearst went far toward quoting the market price which he considers sound. Testifying before a Senate special committee (see THE CONGRESS) he named "$15,000 or $16,000" as the purchase price of the recent Hearst series of pseudo-Mexican documents purporting to show that huge bribes were ordered "paid" to four U. S. Senators (TIME, Dec. 19).


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