The Press: New Sun, Small Helio

The London Daily Express ignored the birth entirely. The Daily Mail gave it five cool lines, the Daily Telegraph 20. The London Times was the only neighbor to show any cordiality at all. "The Sun has burst forth with tremendous energy," said the Times in an editorial welcoming Britain's first new national daily newspaper in 55 years.*

For an event that had been heralded as the most audacious gamble in Fleet Street's history, it seemed like a very small hello. Against it, the Sun's own birth notice sounded almost shrill. YES, IT'S TIME FOR A NEW NEWSPAPER, it headlined on Page One,...

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