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A Kinder, Simpler Time Dept.: Westbrook Pegler

March 7, 2010 | 12:03 pm

March 7, 1941, Westbrook Pegler 

March 7, 1941: I thought it would be interesting to spend some time this month looking at the columns of Westbrook Pegler, a 1920s sportswriter who became a rather vicious national columnist and was ultimately sued for libel by Quentin Reynolds.  In this item, he talks about readers who don’t understand when writers are being sarcastic and when they're sincere. 

March 7, 1941, Westbrook Pegler