The Press: Tabloid Editor's Confessions

At their fantastic, nightmarish extreme U.S. tabloids never surpassed the strange journalism of Macfadden's late Graphic and Hearst's early Mirror under the editorship of Emile Gauvreau, a brilliant, unhappy, sensitive, tough, crippled. French-Canadian-Irish, Connecticut-born newspaperman who now raises goats and chickens on a small farm near Philadelphia.

Last week Editor Gauvreau published his confessions*— a sulfurous document which ordinary newsmen found alternately exciting, terrifying, hilarious, gagging, slightly sanctimonious, good for their souls. Confesses Gauvreau: "I was a part of that strange race of people aptly described as spending their lives doing things...

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