The Press: Murder v. War

In Manhattan one Dr. A. L. Soresi started a one-man campaign exhorting the press to "stop at once all advertising and the reporting of news not essential to winning the war." Retorted the press's excitable trade organ, Editor & Publisher: "He forgets that Americans are not Germans, Italians or Japanese, accustomed to lives of grinding poverty, but a people who must have a certain amount of play mixed with their serious business, even in the midst of war."

In San Francisco, where Hearst headlines every evening vie with Scripps-Howard's, Murder and War...

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