Equal Slaying Field
Friday, April 14, 2006
Even before the facts were in, few media watchers were shocked by the notion that journalistic ethics might be an afterthought when dishing about the famous. But it wasn’t always so. The architect of the modern gossip industry was Walter Winchell, who had his own keen, if unique, sense of principle. Brooke speaks with Neal Gabler, author of Winchell: Gossip, Power and the Culture of Celebrity, about Winchell’s commitment to delivering his dish buffet-style.