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    Hello All. The CNA client paper, "The Evening News" broke the story of "The Dear Boss" letter.

    Or did they?

    There is now evidence that "The Star" scooped "The Evening News." This is singular since, not only were they bitter rivals, "The Star" refusing to purchase stories from CNA provided there were another source, but "The Star" had no access to the story.

    How then could they scoop them?

    And why did "The Star" insist, from the beginning, that the letter was a hoax?

    Cheers.
    LC

  • #2
    Hi Lynn,

    I always thought the Daily Telegraph was first to break "Dear Boss", and that the Star, having dismissed the letter as a hoax, subsequently chided them for doing so.

    But, of course, I may be wrong.

    Regards,

    Simon

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Lynn Cates View Post
      "The Star" refusing to purchase stories from CNA provided there were another source
      Hi Lynn

      Sorry for the slight side track, but can you tell me a bit more about this?

      Thanks

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Mr. Lucky View Post
        Hi Lynn

        Sorry for the slight side track, but can you tell me a bit more about this?

        Thanks
        Yeh, come on, out with it..
        Regards, Jon S.
        "
        The theory that the murderer is a lunatic is dispelled by the opinion given to the police by an expert in the treatment of lunacy patients......."If he's insane
        " observed the medical authority, "he's a good deal sharper than those who are not".
        Reynolds Newspaper, 4 Nov. 1888.

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        • #5
          source

          Hello Simon. Thanks.

          My information is that it is "The Evening News."

          Of course, the book could be wrong.

          Cheers.
          LC

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          • #6
            polar opposites

            Hello Lucky. Thanks.

            Well, my source is Professor Cook's book. It makes sense since they were at opposite ends of the political spectrum.

            I had sought long ago to establish a connection between the two. Was I ever wrong.

            Cheers.
            LC

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            • #7
              info

              Hello Jon. Thanks.

              Yes, see my reply to Lucky.

              Any ideas on how "The Star" got their information?

              Cheers.
              LC

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              • #8
                Hi Lynn,

                The Daily Telegraph and the Evening News both broke "Dear Boss" on Monday 1st October. The evening papers usually had their first editions on the street between 11.00 and 11.30 am, so the question is, was the DT first?

                It was certainly the newspaper at which the Star took aim on 4th October 1888—

                "By the way, why does our friend, the D.T., print facsimiles of the ghastly but very silly letters from 'Jack the Ripper?' We were offered them by the 'Central News,' and declined to print them."

                Regards,

                Simon

                PS. Love your new avatar.
                Last edited by Simon Wood; March 15, 2013, 06:58 PM. Reason: spolling mistook

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                • #9
                  opposition

                  Hello Simon. Thanks.

                  Yes, "The Star" were quite vocal in their opposition.

                  Refusing to ante up was wise on the part of "The Star." After all, it would soon be available gratis in your local police station.

                  Cheers.
                  LC

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                  • #10
                    Hi Lynn,

                    Indeed.

                    The cops were Jack the Ripper's publicity agents.

                    Regards,

                    Simon

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                    • #11
                      source

                      Hello Simon. Thanks.

                      Indeed.

                      Any clue about "The Star" and their source?

                      Cheers.
                      LC

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                      • #12
                        Hi Lynn,

                        It sounds to me like the Star was offered "Dear Boss" through the usual press agency channels.

                        But T.P. O'Connor was not amused.

                        Once bitten, twice shy.

                        Regards,

                        Simon
                        Last edited by Simon Wood; March 15, 2013, 07:19 PM. Reason: clarity

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                        • #13
                          beat them

                          Hello Simon. Thanks.

                          They were, in the days after the story broke.

                          But how were they originally able to beat the CNA papers?

                          Cheers.
                          LC

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                          • #14
                            Hi Lynn,

                            Ah, there's a tale . . .

                            Sorry, you'll have to wait for my latest article.

                            Regards,

                            Simon

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                            • #15
                              titillated

                              Hello Simon. Thanks.

                              Drat it, this coyness mister WERE a crime. (heh-heh)

                              Seriously, I feel properly titillated.

                              Cheers.
                              LC

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