The Press: Yankee-Doodlebugs

British newsmen last week reacted violently to a rash of U. S. columnists (Raymond Clapper, Walter Winchell, Damon Runyon, Dixie Tighe, Anglophobe Verne Marshall, Major George Fielding Eliot, Dorothy Thompson, Raymond Gram Swing) lately taken on by British papers.

Said the Newspaper World, "Mens insana in corpore Americano. . . . Some newspapers look as if the editor has been Yankee-doodlebugging all over the publication. These great turgid dissertations on the unwanted by the unknown! There is a childlike naïveté in American political writing which does not suit us or our newspapers. . . . Even our humor is shelved for...

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