The Press: Scorpion Hunt

The Tulsa Tribune's Nolen Bulloch is a canny, cool-headed reporter whose skill at unearthing stories of bootlegging, gambling and political corruption has earned him the title of "The Little Scorpion" among Oklahoma hoodlums. Last week Reporter Bulloch was indicted by a federal grand jury in Tulsa on the very charge that has jailed more than a dozen mobsters he has exposed in the Tribune. The charge: conspiracy to import liquor into bone-dry Oklahoma.

The Tribune, which promptly posted bond for Bulloch, told readers in a lead editorial that it had independently investigated the reporter's affairs and remains "confident of his integrity." Pointing...

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