MRE member Don North’s latest book is history but also a journalistic lesson

Fights between reporters and editors are classic. Reporters don’t trust editors, and editors don’t trust reporters.

Toronto Star combat correspondent Paul Morton

Toronto Star combat correspondent Paul Morton

That little observation is by way of commenting on what has to be about the worst reporter-editor rift in the history of journalism. That’s the betrayal of the Canadian correspondent who parachuted behind enemy lines in World War II only to have his paper refuse to believe he’d ever been there ― and then not only dismiss him arbitrarily but have him disaccredited and blackballed for any future anywhere in journalism.

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