“Very little respect for the press around here”: Journalism in His Girl Friday (1940)

There’s a brilliant bit of dialogue in the middle of Howard Hawks’ 1940 screwball masterpiece¬†His Girl Friday that succinctly sums up the film’s derisive views on the profession of journalism. [At this point, I should probably go ahead and warn you that this post will be chock-full of spoilers.] A group of reporters have gathered…