The Press: Colummsts's Column

Columnists are a privileged class. When they run out of news and gossip, they can talk about themselves or each other. Last week, in the holiday news lull, they did.

¶ New York Star Columnist John S. Wilson tossed Columnist Walter Winchell a 1948 award: "The hand-tooled, self-propelled backscratcher for the Most Excessive Narcissistic Applause."

¶ New York Sun Columnist George E. Sokolsky cited bludgeon-wielding Hearst Columnist Westbrook Pegler as "one Of the most competent reporters in American journalism." Hearst's New York Journal-American ran a half-page promotion ad to be sure that no...

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