The Press: Fighting Spirit

Idaho City, Idaho (pop. 273) is only a ghost of a town, but its leading citizens still pack a punch. Editor John Colley, who publishes the weekly Idaho Mountaineer and pitches for the town's oft-beaten baseball team, criticized some of the fielders editorially for not playing hard enough. Last week Editor Colley's paper carried a front-page box: "This issue is a day late. The editor has two shiners. Caustic journalism doesn't pay."

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