The Press: Checkbook Journalism

"Jimmy can't expect me to stand up and praise him for the crooked life he's led," wrote the father of Murderer-Rapist James Hanratty (TIME, March 2) in London's Daily Express (circ. 4,328,524). Elsewhere in the paper, the girl Hanratty raped relived her travail: "I thought he wouldn't do it. I thought it could never happen, that I was dreaming." London's Sunday Pictorial (5,306,246) weighed in with first-person accounts from the beautician who dyed the fugitive killer's hair, and from other members of the family who had helped him hide. Sample quote: "When he was asleep, his mouth was always open. He...

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