The Press: Feud Days

In the 600-odd newspapers that run his syndicated column, Walter Winchell has been having trouble. He is feuding with so many enemies—e.g., the New York Post ("New York Poo," "Postitute," "Compost"), Disk Jockey Barry Gray ("Borey Pink," "a disk jerk") and Columnist Leonard Lyons* ("author of the 'Liar's Den' "), that editors and readers outside Manhattan often don't know what Winchell is talking about. As a result, editors have been cutting or killing many of his columns. Last week Winchell announced a plan to stop the mayhem. He will set aside two days a week for feuds. Wrote Winchell: "[I] will...

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