Newspapers: The City v. the Publisher

Whenever a Negro does something noteworthy in Lynchburg, Va. (pop. 55,000), the city's two newspapers—the News and the Daily Advance—bury the item in a couple of lines. Whenever a Negro commits a crime, the news is sure to make the front page. When a Lynchburg white man got five years for raping a Negro child, the News argued that he had merely seduced her. When a Negro was tried for raping a white woman, the papers called him guilty well before he was sentenced to death.

Such are the policies of the papers' general manager, Carter Glass III, 48, grandson...

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