The Press: The Man In the Mirror

Behind London's Fleet Street, off bombed-out Fetter Lane, stands a terraced architectural absurdity known as Geraldine House. It is the home of the world's first great tabloid—and still its biggest. Every weekday, 3,700,954 London Daily Mirrors pour from the presses of Geraldine House; every weekend they print 4,006,241 Sunday Pictorials. Each Mirror reflects the tabloid wizardry of Humpty-Dumptyish Harry Guy Bartholomew, who is as retiring as his paper is blatant.

One reason little "Mister Bart" sells more daily papers than anybody else in Britain (except Beaverbrook's Daily Express) is that his political acumen...

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