The Press: Daughter v. Father

Alicia Patterson Simpson Brooks Guggenheim, thrice-married favorite daughter of Captain Joe Patterson, last week all but called her father a liar. In her year-old tabloid, the Hempstead (L.I.) Newsday, pretty, 34-year-old Alicia wrote an editorial, THAT 80 PER CENT, about isolationist claims that "80% of the American people are against our going into the war." It began: "You remember the old gag: 'Figures don't lie—but liars sometimes figure.' " The 80% claim has been pushed particularly by the Chicago Tribune, published by her cousin Colonel Robert McCormick, and the New York Daily News, published by her father.

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