The Press: Newspaperman's Newspaper

"All successful newspapers," declaimed querulous, bellicose H. L. Mencken, "are ceaselessly querulous and bellicose." The most conspicuous exception to Mencken's Law is the Christian Science Monitor (circ. 158,729). which never whines, cusses or blusters, but sets out daily, as enjoined by Christian Science Founder Mary Baker Eddy, to ''spread confidence instead of fear, record the good men do instead of magnifying and exploiting the regrettable evil."

Balancing Fact. Fifty years old this year, and firmly fixed as one of the world's most respected dailies, the dignified Monitor permits itself the one gentle brag that it publishes "everything that a well-informed person...

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