The Press: Joe

A handful of Senators and Congressmen became purple last week attacking and defending the McCormick-Patterson publishing family. At hubbub's end the man who had taken the hardest lumps was not widely hated Colonel Robert McCormick, of the Chicago Tribune, but the most engaging member of the family: Captain Joe Patterson of the New York Daily News.

Joe Patterson is a different sort of journalistic bird from, Bertie McCormick. Unlike the Tribune, the tabloid News plays the news straight—except for queer capers in some "feature" stories. Having long ago graduated from reliance on a cheesecake-and-scandal...

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