The Press: The Woes of Confidential

In a rare access of virtue, Confidential came out last week with the second editorial irt its five-year history. Its aim: to persuade readers that "a determined effort by a segment of the motion picture industry to 'get' this magazine" was responsible for a Los Angeles indictment charging Confidential with criminal libel and three other counts (TIME, June 24). Invoking God, the Stars and Stripes and "the world's largest newsstand sale,"* Scandal-mag Publisher Robert Harrison declaimed: "We believe that the truths we have published have been in the best traditions of American journalism."...

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