The Hemisphere: All the News

If Toronto voters were baffled by the issues in this week's general election, they had only their newspapers to blame. Not since the days of fist-swinging personal journalism had they known anything like the political news served up during the campaign by the city's evening papers, the Liberal Star (circ. 362,193) and the Tory Telegram (circ. 192,651).

Page after page of the Star was given over to outright plugging for the Liberal Party. No story about the Tories got into print unless it could be made an insult. When Tory Leader George Drew was well received in the Maritimes, the Star ignored...

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