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One article, in connection with this, which did go over the New York Times pretty much
was the article that they had, when you still had a West Coast edition, saying “money was
being poured down the drain,” and making-
I'm afraid in this case they were right.
Exactly, and talking about the parochialism, the way a lot of people described the Paris
edition also, and there was a great deal of criticism, and I believe that subsequently you did
change the Paris edition.
Yes. Well, all I can say is that I think of the criticism of the western edition for not
getting enough attention to-well, this would really be parochialism in reverse, in the
sense, because I felt, and I think the point of Time's criticism of the western edition, which
was well founded, was that we did not give enough attention to western regional news. I
kept saying during the short career of the western edition, I felt that we ought to give more
attention to western regional news, and I was sorry that the decision had to be made to give
up the western edition for financial reasons. I felt that if we did make a considerable shift
in this direction of paying more attention to western regional news, we might have saved it,
although I will admit that the figures were very strongly against anything being able to
save it. So, I think Time's criticism in this sense was justified.
In Paris, by parochialism, you're referring to the idea that we're publishing a New York
newspaper rather than an American newspaper.
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