The Press: Publishers Fume

Professor Andre Siegfried, French sociologist, at one point in his book, America Comes of Age, remarks: "The great newspapers, as everyone knows, live entirely by their advertising. Logically, therefore, they are bound to fall sooner or later under the influence of high finance and big business which pays for publicity. . . . The national interests thus possess an effective means of moulding the public to their ends by withholding what they think it should not know and presenting each subject from the desired angle."

Frank Nelson Doubleday, potent publisher of magazines and books, pounced on Professor Siegfried's words and found that...