The Press: Hark, the Herald!

John S. Knight's aggressive, ad-fat Miami Herald (circ. 258,764) supervises the public's welfare like an honest cop—and sounds at times as if it were judge and jury as well. Last week, during trial of a libel suit brought against the Herald by former State Attorney George A. Brautigam, the Herald's longtime Associate Editor John D. Pennekamp, 61, bragged from the witness stand about his paper's vigilance, turned to the judge and cautioned: "We are keeping a box score on you, your honor." The jury's score: $100,000 damages for Plaintiff Brautigam.

The Herald thus...

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