The Press: The Inland Empire's Voice

Cradled between the northern Rockies and the Cascades is a vast area—eastern Washington and parts of Montana, Idaho and Oregon—which natives like to call the Inland Empire. Bigger than New England, it is rich in wheat, minerals, apples, lumber, scenery—and atom-bomb works. The-chief bellringer and arbiter for the empire is the Spokane Spokesman-Review, a newspaper which President Truman in one of his cocky moods once paired with Bertie McCormick's Chicago Tribune as "worst" in the country.

The President was judging the two papers solely on their bitter opposition to the New and Fair Deals. Like the Trib, the Review is dedicated to...

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