Press: Editors' Afterthoughts

The Roosevelt avalanche last week left many a U. S. news publisher wondering if writing and printing an editorial page was worth the trouble. All through the land, voters thumpingly disregarded the editorial politics of an estimated 80% of the nation's daily Press (TIME, Nov. 2). In Chicago an election night mob took direct action against the rabidly anti-Roosevelt Tribune by burning a truckload of its "bulldog" edition, egging its building, smashing plate glass at its Dearborn Street branch. In Manhattan even a pro-New Deal publisher, Captain Joseph Medill Patterson of the...

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