Original Source Documents: February 20, 1941 - Letter, I.F. Stone, Editor 'The Nation' to Charles Payne, American Bantam
Contributor: Robert A. Notman
Source: Major General George A. Lynch Papers
FIFTY-FIVE FIFTH AVENUE - NEW YORK CITY
I.F. Stone, Washington Editor
856 National Press Bldg.
My dear Mr. Payne:
I must confess myself annoyed with your attitude. My stories have certainly been a help to your company. I don't give a damn about that but I do care about the labor and military efficiency angles. But why you should take it upon yourself to give me a bawling out I don't know. Where I get my information is my business; if itís incorrect that's a different matter. I've been a newspaperman since I was 14 and I have never knowingly done any man, no matter what I thought of him, an injustice. I'm willing to make corrections when I'm wrong, but I don't reveal my sources and I think its about time you woke up to the fact that you're not the only Bantam representative in these parts.