The Press: Morals in the Mirror

The London Daily Mirror, splashy, successful tabloid (circulation: 1,850,000, England's second largest), thrives partly because it is sexy. Its most popular comic strip "Jane," features shapely ladies an inch nearer naked than U.S. comic artists dare draw: the straight news the Mirror prints is generously laved in sob sisters' gravy. (One recent article announced that motherhood is the "Cinderella of the Professions," and urged all young wives to bear at least four children.)

Last week the Daily Mirror moved an open-eyed step further. To the Mirror's weekly, nine-month-old advice column, called "Peter...

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