The Press: Paul Revere II

During the 1940 presidential race, Republican Candidate Wendell Willkie was fiercely attacked by the pinko PM, now defunct, in a series of columns signed Paul Revere II. Last week, at the second session of the pre-trial testimony in a $1,500,000 libel suit brought against Walter Winchell by the New York Post and its editor, James A. Wechsler (TIME, July 13), Columnist Winchell was cornered into a confession. Paul Revere II was Walter Winchell. Since King Features, which syndicates his column, had cut out his diatribes at Willkie, Winchell had put his left hand to work on PM.


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