The Press: In the Witness Chair

Columnist Walter Winchell, who says he likes nothing better than "to step into the ring" to fight, is a hard man to crowd into a corner. He jabs so fast, moves so nimbly, that he seldom presents his numerous opponents with a solid target for counterblows. But last week, at the pre-trial examination in a $1,500,000 libel suit brought against him by the New York Post and its editor, James A. Wechsler, Winchell's footwork was not quite fancy enough. Witness Winchell, who has broadly implied that the Post and its editor are proCommunist, was...

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