The Press: In the Pink

Sometimes human beings do things that are too much for even the most indurate newsgatherers of the daily press to contemplate without shuddering. But newsgatherers must tell all. The more terrible the scene, the faster news of it will travel, if not by direct word then by dark references, glances over shoulders, ominous silences. It is a newsgatherer's duty to make his report before hints and half-facts have gained currency, letting his editor decide whether the report should ever be made public.

Last week a correspondent of the Pittsburgh Press had to report a...