Reporters: 50,000-Word Leak

To Paul Schoenstein, managing editor of Hearst's New York Journal-American, the manuscript submitted by Columnist Dorothy Kilgallen was "a true blockbuster." By newspaper standards, to be sure, it was bulky. But last week, with a blast of trumpets, all 50,000 words landed on the pages of the Journal-American.

"Do You Follow?" "What you are about to read," began the copyrighted prologue, "is the transcript of the testimony given by Jack Ruby to Chief Justice Earl Warren and other members of the Warren Commission investigating the assassination of President Kennedy. The Warren Commission will not make public its findings until some...

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