Libel: Ginzburg Loses Again

"Did you seek to create a false impression of Senator Goldwater? Did you knowingly try to defame him? Did you knowingly say anything false about him?"

Time and again, in response to such questions from defense attorneys, Publisher Ralph Ginzburg and Editor Warren Boroson, of the now defunct magazine Fact, replied with an unqualified no. Both men insisted that their 1964 article depicting Barry Goldwater as a paranoiac, a latent homosexual and a latter-day Hitler, was simply fair comment on a presidential candidate's fitness for office (TIME, May 17). It was of no importance, they claimed, that only 20% of the...