Oct. 29, 1909
USUALLY, JOURNALISTS ARE TOUGH....: Today's Globe has an interesting observation about the THIN SKIN of some journalists and newspaper practitioners. The editorial deals with criticism levied at a play that deals with "a newspaper and its controllers". The editorial writer says, "This play has been severely criticised on the ground that it misrepresents the newspaper calling." He adds, "The editors who accuse the dramatic collaborateurs of libeling the press are oversensitive."
It points out that lawyers rarely protest about the way that "barristers, attorneys and shysters" are portrayed in plays or on the pages of novels. "We have not heard of any protests from them, not any complaint that the dramatists or romancers have misrepresented their profession." The same is true of doctors, many of whom are portrayed in unflattering ways in the theater and in books.
The conclusion: "To be oversensitive about such matters is to rate the occupation of playmaker and story-teller too highly." So, newspapermen have got to deal with it in a more constructive way. Maybe by ignoring it.
Unfortunately, the paper does not give the title of the play. Nor does it say where it is playing.