The Press: Public Service

The good, grey New York Times, which prides itself on printing the news (if it's fit and proper) at full length, last week did it again.* It published the entire 130,000 words of the Army & Navy's Pearl Harbor reports. It was quite a job. The Times flew the texts up from Washington, piled up 80 hours of printers' overtime in setting it, tossed out four pages of advertising, dipped into its paper rations to boost its average midweek 155 columns of news to 283 columns, and hit the streets with the full text seven and a half hours after getting...

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