HOLCOMBE LAUDS CRIMSON IN LIBERAL CLUB SPEECH
"Newspapers are no longer free agents. The most independent newspaper of which I know is the Harvard CRIMSON," declared Professor A. N. Holcombe '06 in his speech at the Liberal Club yesterday on "The Morals of Journalism". Bruce Bliven, who had been scheduled to speak on that subject was taken ill yesterday morning.
"Propaganda and big business have rendered most news journals useless as conveyors of fact. They are mirrors of bias. This trend began during the war and is now predominant. The CRIMSON has no interests controlling it and so it is live where its contemporaries are dead. Its life is mirrored in its editorials, which express a definite, forceful opinion in great contrast to a journal which must cater to its public."