The Press: Trashy Journalism

"Who steals my purse steals trash," said Shakespeare, but who steals my trash—ah, that can be a treasure of sorts, at least for the imaginatively trashy National Enquirer. Under orders from his editors, Reporter Jay Gourley, 27, lifted five green plastic bags of refuse from in front of the Georgetown home of Nancy and Henry Kissinger and put them in the trunk of his 1968 Buick. Alert Secret Service agents and police promptly swooped down on him, and it took 21/2 hours of argument before Gourley convinced them that the trash by law constituted abandoned property and was there for the...

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