The Press: Unethical Practices?

In a Cleveland courtroom last week, Cleveland Press Reporter Leonard Hammer meekly answered a charge of contempt of court. Beside him stood Press Editor Louis Seltzer and two other staffers. They had faked a divorce (TIME, Feb. 14) to dramatize the slipshod handling of such cases in Cuyahoga County. Though Editor Seltzer argued that "What we did with good intent . . . could be done by others with bad intent," the four Pressmen were found guilty, fined a total of $1,000. Sympathetic readers offered Editor Seltzer more than $1,400, and sent him six bouquets; he kept the flowers but declined...

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