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The Press

June 2024
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As a newspaperman myself, I enjoyed Peter Andrews’s history of U.S. newspapers. However, I must challenge his statement on page 44 that “probably the only journalist to become a head of state was Benito Mussolini.”

How about Warren G. Harding, publisher of the Marion (Ohio) Star , and John F. Kennedy, whose only job in the private sector was as a newspaper reporter?

Also, on page 39, the caricature of Horace Greeley shows that worthy holding a copy of the New York Herald Tribune . But not until 1924 did the Herald and Tribune merge, and by then, of course, Greeley had gone West forever.

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