The Press: Fact & Fancy

Six months in jail faced Reporter Desmond Clough of the London Daily Sketch. But first London's High Court gave him ten days to change his mind about whether to reveal his source for a news story about a British spy, and thus purge himself of contempt of court. The Sketch's man stubbornly kept mum, but last week, and at the last minute, the source himself stepped forward.

dough's savior was Neville Taylor, a public-information officer for the British Admiralty. Taylor told the three-man tribunal investigating Britain's John Vassall spy case that he was the source for the Clough story that had linked...

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