Francois Crucy, leading reporter of Le Petit Parisien (Paris), who covered Clemenceau's trip, says his first impression of the American newspaper was one of bulk and weight. " You do not compose your paper, you fill it up," he tells his fellow journalists in Editor and Publisher. His critique, summarized:
1) Amazing variety of news without any intelligent discrimination.
2) More news about foreign countries than all the rest of the world publishes about America.
3) Shocks the eyesight and taste.
4) Gives the reader what he wants and the reader's general level of culture...