The Press: News Judge

As much perhaps as anyone else, Carr Vattel Van Anda made the New York Times the grey eminence it has become. Adolph Ochs set the goal: "All the News That's Fit to Print"; Van Anda got the news, saw that it was fit, and printed it. He treated the Versailles Treaty with the competitive zest of a tabloid editor covering a beautiful blonde's murder trial, used 24 telegraph and telephone lines to transmit the full text from Washington, and gave it 62 columns of type. No other U.S. newspaper ran it in full....

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