The Press: The Mysterious Left

The executive committee of the New York Newspaper Guild last week called on the carpet the newsmen on three left-wing publications. The charge: the left-wing workers were being too kind to their bosses. Specifications:

¶ On the pinko National Guardian, staffers were accused of violating the pay scale ($60 minimum for writers) in their Guild contract by kicking back part of their salaries as "loans" to management to keep the near-bankrupt weekly going.

¶ Guildsmen on the pinko Daily Compass were accused of working in collusion with Editor & Publisher Ted Thackrey in the immediate economy firing of 13 employees, despite...

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