The Press: Delays Explained

In the past two months the center of the military world has been, for most U.S. newspaper readers,* North Africa. Delays that readers might have condoned at any other time they could not stomach now. So when North African news lacked timetable punctuality, and then was sporadic and stuttery when it came, they felt cheated.

Complained the New York Daily News: "The London newspapers are daily scooping the world, enjoying breaks on stories of from six hours to as many days." Columnist-Radio Commentator Cal Tinney complained that the North Africa war was being fought "in a journalistic vacuum."

It was true that the...

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