"A striking feature of the last year or so has been the rapidly increased circulation of broadsheets and newsletters, privately owned, which purport to give their subscribers a mixture of 'inside information' and well-informed comment.
"The demand for them clearly suggests that the public are not satisfied with the news service of the regular press.
"They feel uneasily that newspapers are not telling them the whole truth about current events, and especially about foreign affairs."
Thus the Yorkshire Post recently summed up one of the most curious phenomena of modern British journalism. A revival of...