The Press: Round Two in Cincinnati

The Cincinnati Enquirer's City Editor Jack Cronin was at home wading through the fattest Sunday edition (354 pages) in the paper's 114-year history when the letter arrived. He read: "You have by offensive, insolent, contemptuous, defamatory, opprobrious language . . . impugned the motives, actions and conduct of the officers and directors of the newspaper and have otherwise attacked their probity and imputed improper purposes to them . . . you are hereby dismissed." It was signed "Roger Ferger," publisher of the Enquirer. Also fired by Ferger: Columnist James H. Ratliff Jr., who...

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