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HERBERT BAYARD SWOPE - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 10/27/1937 - HFSID 31770

A letter from the three time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Reporting, remarking on the inaccuracies of a recent article in the New York Journal-American: "I found seven errors of fact in it, and that was the result of merely a once-over".

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HERBERT BAYARD SWOPE
A letter from the three time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Reporting, remarking on the inaccuracies of a recent article in the New York Journal-American: "I found seven errors of fact in it, and that was the result of merely a once-over".
Typed letter signed: "Herbert Bayard Swope", 1p, 8x10. New York, 1937 October 27. To columnist Louis Sobol, New York Journal-American. In full: "I read, with interest, the guest contribution made today by Edson. This is an illustration of the danger of trusting to memory. I found seven errors of fact in it, and that was the result of merely a once-over. I daresay some of your readers have found even more. Incidentally, why doesn't he give credit to the authors of two of his phrases? 'Ish Kabibble' was invented by Harry Hershfield and 'Are Women People' was first employed by Alice Duer Miller." New York World reporter Herbert Bayard Swope (1882-1958) was awarded the first Pulitzer Prize for Reporting in 1917 for his reports of World War I, and subsequently received the honor two more times. Once cited as "the greatest reporter of his time", Swope was the first reporter to employ the concept of "op-ed" pieces, helping popularize opinion pieces in printed news. Creased, vertical fold runs in between the "H" and "e" in Herbert. Otherwise, fine condition.

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