The Press: Turn to Page 9

Are U.S. editors overplaying the Korean war? Are readers losing interest in it? Last week Colonel Robert R. McCormick's unshakably isolationist Chicago Tribune seemed to think the answer to both questions was yes. On the Tribune's front page one morning, readers found two local stories (FENCE PUZZLE NO ALDERMAN CAN STRADDLE; FIND WOMEN "SMUGGLED" INTO JAIL INMATES) and eight national and international stories, but no mention of the war, except a four-line box tucked in a Washington dispatch: "South Koreans fall back a mile . . . Details on page 9." On page 9, the Trib covered the Korean fighting with...

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