The Press: Sold: Pride & Liberty

In the city-rooms of the Chicago Tribune and the New York Daily News, editors gasped and whistled to themselves as they took a story. Their employers, Col. Robert Rutherford McCormick and Capt. Joseph Medill Patterson, suddenly, unexpectedly, had sold their nickel-weekly Liberty to Bernarr Macfadden!

Liberty had been Publisher Patterson's especial pride. When the money-making Daily News proved no outlet for the Tribune's profits, he deliberately set himself (in 1924) to challenge the Saturday Evening Post. He aimed at a slightly more jazz-loving level of the public than Satevepost's audience is supposed...

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