The Press: Liar Duffy or Liar Sorenson?

One of the veteran New York ship-news reporters, James Edmund Duffy, for ten years meeting boats for the Telegram, was frantically denounced in connection with his stories on the Vestris disaster. Supported by his paper, corroborated by reporters on other papers, last week he emerged hero of the occasion.

Reporter Duffy was one of those who met Capt. Frederick Sorenson, passenger on the Vestris, when he was brought in with other survivors on the American Shipper. He quoted Capt. Sorenson as saying that Capt. Carey of the lost ship was "criminally negligent," that certain of the crew were "murderers."

Some few days later...

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