National Affairs: Political Press

Of the great publishing House of Patterson-McCormick, and of no other, it could be said with certainty last week that it was about to help elect a President of the U. S. Reason: Partner Joseph Medill Patterson, as boss of the House's New York News (circulation: 1,600,000), has given Franklin Roosevelt the wholehearted support of the nation's biggest newspaper; Partner Robert Rutherford McCormick, as boss of the House's Chicago Tribune (circulation: 784,000), has made the nation's second biggest newspaper its most rabid anti-Roosevelt sheet. In a Presidential campaign, a house thus divided against...

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