December 14, 1940

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


 

The Nation

FIFTY-FIVE FIFTH AVENUE - NEW YORK CITY

 

I.F. Stone, Washington Editor

856 National Press Bldg.

Washington, D.C.

 

February 20

 

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.

 

      Sincerely yours,

 

       I.F. Stone

 



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