Press: Rascoe's Annenberg

The story of America's blackest journalistic episode—a Chicago circulation war which cradled gangsterism over 30 years ago—has never been documented so damningly as it apparently was last week in Author Burton Rascoe's answer to the $250,000 libel suit filed against him and Doubleday, Doran & Co. in July by Max Annenberg, a $125,000-a-year circulation director of the nation's best-selling daily, the tabloid New York News. The blustering Max Annenberg charged that a Rascoe autobiography. Before I Forget, which called Annenberg "a burly barbarian, endeavoring with conspicuous success to live down his reputation...

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