Brogen, Windell
August 1955
New Republic;8/29/55, Vol. 133 Issue 9, p21
The article establishes a connection between high taxes and low ethics. If the bad ethics may be argued, the bad taste is quite clear no further away than a television set. For here is the perfect mirror of the yearning for side-lines and extra revenues. The multiplication of angles and the almost perceptible deterioration of the standards of an dignity respected by prominent persons may be checked any afternoon or evening. Bob Hope has popularized the term: "Sellebrity" by which he means a star on a sales assignment. Today with anybody supposedly prepared to do a job of selling for an appropriate consideration, the huckster grows resentful when a star tries to hold the old line of dignity.


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