The Press: Case Against the Star

To Kansas City's evening Star (circ. 344,071), it looked like one of the biggest stories of the year. It played the story atop Page One and ran it for several columns inside the paper. So did the Star's morning edition, the Times (circ. 336,824). The story: the trial of the Government's criminal antitrust suit against the Kansas City Star Co., which puts out both papers. The charge: the Star and its morning paper had killed off their chief rival, the Kansas City Journal-Post, and then used their monopoly position to force advertisers to do...

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