The Press: Seals at Chicago

The experienced political writers who covered the Republican convention last week found themselves elbowed more closely than ever—both for space in the press section and space in their papers—by the trained and untrained seals of the "Ha Ha" and "I Was There" schools of political reporting. Some notable examples:

¶ By Hollywood's Hedda Hopper (Chicago Tribune-New York News Syndicate): "I've seen more good-looking men in two days in Chicago than I'd look at in a week's ramble around the film lots. Republicans? Well, yes, and no, I suppose."

¶ By Sportswriter Bill...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!