The Press: New Face in the Mirror

London's tabloid Daily Mirror is Britain's earthiest daily and the world's biggest (circ. 4,500,000). Until last week, its undisputed boss was 67-year-old Harry Guy Bartholomew, who was responsible for its pepperpot tone and all-out backing of Labor. Last week, after 50 years on the Mirror, "Mister Bart" was out. He was retiring, said the board of directors, because of his "advancing years and an earnest desire to promote the advancement of younger men." Actually, at a turbulent meeting of the Mirror board, Mister Bart was voted out of power.

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