The Press: Dope Story

Things were pretty quiet last Sunday night in Denver. To build up a police-beat yarn, the tabloid Scripps-Howard Rocky Mountain News ran it under a 96-point Page One headline:

$25 MILLION

IN NARCOTICS

STOLEN HERE

In a later edition, the News revised its arithmetic:

THIEVES GET

$250,000 IN

NARCOTICS HERE

Next day the rival Denver Post headlined the facts: FIRM LOOTED OF $5,000 IN NARCOTICS.

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