The Press: A Victory for Honor

In Britain, many newspapers are so intimidated by the tight libel laws that they hastily retract stories when threatened with a libel suit. Last week Fleet Streeters saluted one scrappy British newshen who gave British newspapers a lesson in the importance of standing behind the stories they print. In court, Feature Writer Honor Tracy, 38, won a case against Lord Kemsley's Sunday Times* (circ. 531,566) after the paper settled a libel suit before trial and printed an apology for an article she had written. The Sunday Times apology, she charged, sold her "down the river" by implying that she was...

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