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There were one or two other quite dramatic instances of this, one many years later, which
maybe we'll get into at another time, dealing with Dan Schorr, where I really would have
edited it down, and I would have edited this Herb Matthews piece down, because I too felt
that it was highly emotional.
Punch called me, in time for the - between editions, I guess it was, or when I got back
Sunday night. I think it was to run in Monday's paper, and he had read it in the first
edition. And I had to agree with him that I really did think that it was too emotional a
piece, and I was - [Crosstalk]
In other words, you were substantially in agreement -
As the Talese story gives it.
You gave it to him.
I must have told Talese this exact story at the time, although I don't remember
doing it. I must have done it.
Here, I could perfectly conscientiously edit down some of the editorial. But I did argue very
vigorously that we should not drop it. Punch wanted to drop it.
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