The Press: Property & Pirates

During the War the British Government closed its mails & cables to Hearst newshawks, charging distorted reports of the Battle of Jutland. France and Canada followed suit. Forced into catch-as-catch- can methods of gathering War news, Publisher William Randolph Hearst stooped to rough-&-tumble. In Cleveland a telegraph editor on an Associated Press paper was found who, for a price, would smuggle AP news from abroad to Hearst's International News Service. Many another spy was similarly subsidized. The AP secured an injunction forbidding INS to pirate AP news.

The case went to the U. S....

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