By George Farris
“Never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel.”
That quote is attributed to Mark Twain. It’s a warning, telling us to stay on the good side of newspaper publishers. The people who ran newspapers were powerful and could make you a hero or a reprobate with a headline and a front-page story.
But during World War I and World War II, Americans started listening to more radio news reports for updates on the action and casualties. They didn’t want t