The Press: 1,848,320 of Them

Of the four morning and four afternoon newspapers published in Manhattan all but two are conservative: the morning, tabloid Daily News and the evening Post. Last week, after six up-and-down years under Philadelphia Publisher J. David Stern (TIME, June 26), the Post got a new owner: the American Labor Party's City Councilman George Backer, whose liberalism is more profound than J. David Stern's and whose financial resources are greater. Young (36) Publisher Backer's first acts were to pay back, with interest, the 10% of their salaries the Post's staff members had been contributing...

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