The Press: The Word Is Tact

"There is no such thing as Freedom of the Press for the publisher of a country newspaper. . . . His readers do not want a free press. They want a tactful press. . . . In the past few weeks my newspaper has considered it wise to omit at least a half dozen top local news stories, although the facts were common gossip. To have printed these items would have cost me friends and money. . . . Stories which would cost me friends and money would in a short time put me out...

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