The Press: Freedom of the Press: Style

"Having given you some idea of our progress," said Cecil Harmsworth King, "I would like to digress." Then, before the annual meeting of stockholders in London last week, the proprietor of the world's largest publishing house, the Mirror Group (London Daily Mirror, Sunday Pictorial, plus 220 other periodicals), took a telling swipe at freedom of the press—British style. Said King:

"The British press is as censored as most censored presses, though in an arbitrary and indeterminate way. We employ on the Mirror and [Sunday] Pictorial three fulltime and eleven part-time barristers to avoid printing libels, breaches of parliamentary privilege, breaches of...

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