The Press: Every Man for Himself

For twelve tedious weeks, the New York Post Home News belabored its readers with an exhausting, antiphonal series called "An Appeal to Reason." One of the alternate authors was Co-Editor and Co-Publisher T. O. ("Ted") Thackrey, who was for Henry Wallace; Co-Editor and Co-Publisher Dorothy S. ("Dolly") Thackrey (who is also the owner) was for Tom Dewey. Last week the Thackreys outdid themselves. In a four-page election supplement, readers were not only told which local candidates the Post Home News favored, but which ones the Thackreys disagreed on. Example: Thackrey favored Communist Simon W. Gerson for city council; his...

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