The Press: Journalism by Retraction

Is there a new way to write a news story? Columnist Walter Winchell seems to think so. After the heading, "Oh, the hellwithit!", W.W. last week wrote: "Big rumor that Johnny Mathis is secretly married to a Harlem schoolmarm. Think her name is Bunny Drummond. Anyway, let's print it and see how the retraction bounces."

*How it bounces: Mathis' lawyer, Mathis' manager, and Singer Mathis all deny it.


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