NEWSWATCH: Fear and Loathing and Ripping Off

If your news comes to you only from radio, television and the daily papers, there is a lot of news—or news so-called —that you may not have heard about. Did you know, as the National Enquirer reports, that a girl had a secret romance with Bobby Kennedy in the summers of 1948 and 1949? "My world fell apart," Joan Winmill Brown told the Enquirer. "I had two nervous breakdowns, lived on drugs—even contemplated suicide." This kind of journalism has a lineage in England and America going back to scandal sheets for scullery maids. However bold the headlines, much that appears...

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