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It's a bum war correspondent who
can't hear "heavy firing at sea" when
there is no real news to send.
And it's a poor artist who can't
draw a battle scene out of his vivid
It is safe to say that three-fourths
of the alleged war news being printed
daily was written in newspaper offices
in this country and never saw a cable.
But still the good folks get all
worked up over a sensational head
line And the newspaper fakir laughs up
Did YOU notice how the news
papers sunk 19 German battleships in
the North Sea, and kept on sinking
'em until England herself denied it?
Some of the papers carried Eng
land's denial and also! a good story
about the sea fight that hadn't hap
pened. Very little real news is getting by
the English censors, and The Day
Book is printing what gets by.
Gee whiz, what are we going to
do now? The price of champagne is
It won't be so bad with imported
beer, as much of it is made in this
Scotch whisky the same. They
say more Scotch whisky is drunk in
New York city alone than is made in
However, there appeared to be
plenty of water in Lake Michigan.
Hearst was crazy for war with
Mexico, but wants peace in Europe.
Guess he doesn't own a million-acre
ranch anywhere in Europe.
Now the papers are ringing the
changes in on "heavy firing at sea."
The latest is "the roar of big guns
was heard," etc.
Every time there is & thunder
storm at sea there will be, a story of
a naval engagement.
Many newspapers are bluffers and
Chicago papers got toward Germany
after that German mass meeting at
They are all hunting for news fa
vorable to Germany now.
Readers can make a newspaper be
have if they only know how to kick
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