The Press: The Greatest

The Chicago Daily Tribune, whose masthead daily proclaims it "The World's Greatest Newspaper," devoted 97 inches of news space last week to what it considered the world's greatest story. In a full column on Page One, the Trib reported breathlessly that Reuters' Editor Walton ("Tony") Cole, "the editor of the world's greatest international newsgathering organization," and Trib Correspondent Larry Rue, "one of the world's most famous foreign correspondents," had flown in from London and Vienna, respectively, on a weighty mission. The mission: to tell 400 members of the Trib's editorial staff "why the paper is entitled to be called the world's...

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