The Press: Typography v. Taste

Unthinkable is it that the august New York Times would ever so far forget its reputation for impeccable taste as to print photographs of a Caesarean section. The Times is also stiffly proud of its reputation for impeccable typography. Last week its readers discovered which reputation the Times prizes more highly. On Page 1 of the Times's Sunday Book Review section appeared a typographical botch which any country editor would be ashamed to permit in his paper—a line which showed only as a faint, undecipherable blur. The type had obviously been scraped off....

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