The Press: Pathos

The newspaperman of fiction is either "hardboiled" or a cub in the seventh heaven of innocence. But the newspaperman in life is generally a man whose chief interest is his own business of gathering news and an amazing admiration for those who adhere to the fundamentals of that business. He is likewise susceptible to the most fundamental pathos.

A good example of the combination of these traits occurred last week. The following dispatch appeared in The New York Herald Tribune:

KINDERHOOK, N. Y., July 10.—Sought by state troops, Boy Scouts and posses of citizens...

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