The Press: Hearst Turns

Often sued for libel, Publisher William Randolph Hearst has never sued in return. Last week he turned the tables, filed a $500,000 libel suit against the magazine Unbelievable, a leftist muckraking quarterly published by the leftist muckraking weekly, Friday. Reason for the suit: Unbelievable's charge that Hearst and his International News Service received a subsidy from the Nazis.

An old stand-by of the Communist Press, Unbelievable's accusation against Hearst has also appeared in the New York Post and Liberty (in the diary of the late Ambassador William E. Dodd). Both made public retractions.

The publisher of Unbelievable, Friday, Inc., professed itself unworried. Its...

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