The Press: Throne-Prone

The Chicago Tribune, which long viewed the British monarchy with the beady-eyed vigilance of Paul Revere, was as throne-prone last week as the rest of the U.S. press. Washington Correspondent Walter Trohan summoned an echo of the late Colonel Bertie McCormick when he tut-tutted that the last British royal visit in 1939 "did help promote America's entry" into World War II. But the Tribune ran a front-page color cartoon showing a whiskered Uncle Sam smiling (regulars could not recall when Sam last smiled for the Trib) as he presented a bouquet to the...

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