The Press: Gazelle Talk

Well, said Acme Newspictures, it seems there was a grass-eating, 50 m.p.h. Gazelle Boy—and here's his picture to prove it. At the moment, he's standing still; but at full speed he'd just be a blur. Sure there was a Gazelle Boy, said the U.P.—and here's an eye-witness story by his captor, one Prince Fawaz el Shaalan. A lot of U.S. newspapers and magazines* printed the picture with goggle-eyed captions telling how a jeepload of hunters had cut him out of a herd of gazelles in the Syrian desert.

Last week, the A.P. got into...

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