Press: Hearst on Writing

Whatever people may think about what he writes, few practicing journalists can find professional fault with the way William Randolph Hearst writes it. Lately Washington Columnist Paul Mallon had the nerve to ask Publisher Hearst if his writings were all his own. Last week Mr Hearst replied as follows:

"You asked me if I write all the articles I sign. That, Sir, is not a very complimentary question. . . . I am a professional newspaperman, Mr. Mallon, and I have been working at the newspaper business—not playing with it, but working at it—day & night for over 50 years. . ....

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