The Press: Loeb Blow

In both front-page editorials and news stories, the Manchester, N.H., Union Leader has savaged a long list of public figures in the 19 years that it has been owned by Publisher William Loeb.

The paper's targets have included Dwight Eisenhower ("that stinking hypocrite"), John Kennedy ("the No. 1 liar in the U.S.A."), Henry Kissinger ("Kissinger the Kike") and Edmund Muskie, who was driven to tears—and a fatally poor showing—during the state's 1972 presidential primary by a Union Leader description of his wife Jane as a heavy drinker with a fondness for gamy jokes.

Loeb and his paper, which is the only statewide daily...

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