The Press: Mad at McCormick

Not often does a mass meeting attack a newspaper but last week such a mass meeting was held in Chicago. The enemy it rallied against was Chicago's dominant morning newspaper, the all-powerful Tribune and its autocratic, arch-isolationist publisher, Colonel Robert McCormick.

The meeting, organized by the Fight for Freedom Committee, and held in Chicago's Orchestra Hall on a sweltering night, drew an overflow crowd of 3,000. Nominally called to support Franklin Roosevelt's foreign policy, the meeting centered its fire almost exclusively on the Tribune. Not since 1936 election-night crowds burned Tribunes in the middle of State Street and rotten-egged the Tribune building...

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