The Press: Pegler v. the Vatican

From Hearst's New York Journal-American Westbrook Pegler's terrible-tempered column was conspicuously missing one day last week. Reason: as often happens, the column was deemed too hot to print.

Other papers like McCormick's Washington Times-Herald and Hearst's Detroit Times did run the column, and the specific reason for the Journal-American's silence was plain.

Three weeks ago, while he was on a European trip, Pegler reported that in Rome he had delivered an eye-opening report to the Vatican's "highest authority" on union labor and the "criminality and autocratic rule of American unions." His anonymous authority was so impressed with what he had to say that...

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