The Press: Australia First

Colonel Robert Rutherford McCormick's Chicago Tribune has never tired of telling the U.S. to steer clear of foreign entanglements, especially with the British. Last week the Colonel had a new reason for his old scunner against the Empire.

The Tribune had been trying to publish an edition in Australia for U.S. troops. Last week Australia flatly refused permission—no reason given. Fumed the Colonel: "It shows that Australia is under a dictatorship as extreme as the dictatorships of Russia and Germany. The U.S. should insist the Australian people be freed, since the U.S. saved them...

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