The Press: No Pushover

Editor Jack Lait of the New York Daily Mirror, who has been filling in for Columnist Walter Winchell during summer vacation, sounded an exasperated note this week with his "annual salute to the free-lance and staff press agents, whose crass ineptitude and stupidity, with few exceptions, amazes me anew each semester." Said Lait: "Here are people who are close to glamorous characters, whose sole business is exploiting them. So they come up with either dull trade items of bookings, bald raves or patent fakes tying up their clients with imaginary romances. They issue pusillanimous and preposterous puns and they 'credit' nitwit...

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