The Theater: The Post v. Winchell

The feud between the New York Post and Columnist Walter Winchell last week moved from the news columns into the courts. The Post and Editor James A. Wechsler filed libel suits for $1,525,000 against Winchell and the Hearst Corp., his radio-TV sponsor (Gruen Watch Co.), and American Broadcasting Co. Said the Post: in his columns and on his radio-TV programs, Winchell has been engaged in "journalistic gangsterism . . . [He has] spread the impression that the Post and its editors are disloyal to the United States and support and defend the Communist Party and C.P. figures convicted of conspiracy and...

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