The Press: Cat-o'-Nine-Tale

When Tobacco Heiress Doris Duke sued Confidential magazine for $3,000,000 for libel, United Feature Syndicate's Columnist Inez Robb sounded a hearty bravo. Wrote Newshen Robb: "Miss Duke has just struck a blow for liberty, freedom and decency . . . against the most putrid of the so-called 'exposé' magazines now defiling newsstands. Let us hope that . . . the gutter journalists responsible draw a stiff jail or penitentiary sentence. . .

"What is really disturbing," Inez Robb went on, "is the discovery that the [U.S.], despite free public education and a high literacy rate, contains so many morons who will...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!