The Press: Together Again

When Collier's published an unflattering full-length text portrait of Walter Winchell last year, Columnist Winchell angrily put the magazine at the head of his quip list. Collier's scathing verdict: "By most newspaper standards, Winchell is one of the worst [reporters in the U.S.]; his repeated mistakes would shame a $25-a-week cub. His egotism is so marked that only the rugged or the subservient can stay long in his company . . ."

With the shrill insistence of a dentist's drill, Winchell blasted back at Collier's, panning its articles, hinting that it was on the...

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