The Press: No News

In the London office of the New York Times one day last week a little bearded man stood glaring at a cablegram. Twenty hours earlier the British liner Athenia, with 300-odd American war refugees aboard, had been torpedoed off the coast of Scotland. In the dead of night, as the news reached London, correspondents, scenting the biggest German "atrocity" story since the sinking of the Lusitania, had descended on cable companies, roused up nodding operators to file their dispatches. It was now late afternoon, and the message in Times Correspondent Frederick T. Birchall's...

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