In 1925, H.L. Mencken delivered a furious torrent of nad-kicks to the "Babbits" of Tennessee with his coverage of the Scopes Monkey Trial. Less than a year later, on April 5, 1926, he came to Boston for another battle of absurdity: the Hatrack incident, which led to him being arrested by the Boston vice squad for selling obscene literature.
We already know about politicians’ capacity for coarse behavior. But how low can the press go?