The Press: Wuxtry! Read All About It!

Chicago's raucous dailies have never outgrown their Front Page days; last week they romped through the Heirens story like street urchins frolicking at an open hydrant. Scuffling for scoops in a mad, midsummer rough-&-tumble, they whooped it up as the crime news of the century, unloaded extra after extra on willing Chicagoans.

Confessional Clichés. As a running news story, it was short on facts. Fingerprints seemed to tie 17-year-old Collegian William George Heirens to the brutal Suzanne Degnan murder, perhaps to a couple of others. When word got around that he had talked (after...

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