The Press: From A to Z

To 125 students at Carleton College, Northfield, Minn., Executive Editor Gideon Seymour of the Cowles brothers' Minneapolis Star and Tribune (combined circ. 105,332) last week gave his considered opinion on certain columnists. "They are all journalistic racketeers—I mean pitchmen," said Editor Seymour. "They are like the oldtime medicine men. They have to produce a sensation a day."

Then Editor Seymour, whose two papers overflow with columnists (e.g., Drew Pearson, Winchell, Walter Lippmann, Mrs. Roosevelt et al.), got down to cases on Pearson—"vindictive, vicious, a soapboxer. But I'd say that he's a good policeman and digger." Of Westbrook Pegler: "[He] is not in...

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