Editors: I Couldn't Get Anyone to Arrest Me

Any reader of the San Francisco Chronicle will tell you that Scott Newhall is not one of your milquetoast editors. There was, for instance, the night last February when a gang of white segregationists roughed up one of the paper's photographers covering a meeting about bussing schoolchildren. Next day, Newhall's anger exploded on the editorial page: "As of this moment we do not know the identity of these preposterous boors, but when we find out, the aging executive editor of this newspaper is going to do his best to kick their teeth right...

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