The Press: The Biggest Success Story

With a trumpeting of Page One headlines, the New York Post (circ. 390,000) last week launched a series on Hearst Columnist Walter Winchell, "probably the biggest success story in American journalism." To the Post, which has been feuding with Winchell for months, it was a success story without a hero.

Post Editor James Wechsler had long been anxious to hang a picture of Winchell for his readers, but he could not find an occasion to his liking. Winchell supplied one by his attacks on Negro Singer Josephine Baker, after she complained that the Stork...

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