The Press: Honest Journalism

Reporting news of a local boy in Italy, the Rothsay, Minn. Enterprise printed his picture, with this caption: "Shown here is Sergeant Vernon G. Ostlund, 26, stirring up a vat of soup for his coworkers." But the picture showed Sergeant Ostlund only from the knees up, with a few inches of what might or might not have been the handle of a soup ladle in his hand. At the end of the story was appended the following explanation:

"(Editor's Note: The original photograph of Vernon, stirring a soup pot, also showed the kettle, but...

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