The Press: Contrast

In Portland, so-called Spinster City of the West, the Oregon Journal last week handled the year's hottest story with spinsterish restraint. While witness after witness testified, before a U.S. Senate committee that Teamsters' Union bosses had plotted with city officials to monopolize Portland's rackets, the Journal (circ. 181,489) primly avoided editorial comment. Though the Journal gave wire-service reports of the hearings heavy play in its news columns, it-made no attempt to report local evidence of Teamster-racketeer relations. Reason: since its opposition daily, S.I. Newhouse's Oregonian (circ. 230,850), first uncovered the scandal (TIME,...

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