The Press: Such Language!

The New York Post thinks so much of columnists that it runs 15 of them. All of them fit comfortably into the Post's political frame: New Dealism. Even so, the Post last week found the opinions of two of its top columnists, Dorothy Thompson and Edgar Ansel Mowrer, more than it could bear. The offending pair were thereupon taken to task by Post Editor Ted O. Thackrey. In a hotly phrased, 1,000-word, two-column blast, Editor Thackrey wrote with the air of a man asking himself: is this what I have been publishing?


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