The Press: Nuisance Value

Bertie McCormick's isolationist Chicago Tribune usually has no more use for the Christian Science Monitor than it does for any other global-minded U.S. newspaper. But last week the Trib found something in the Monitor that it endorsed 100%.

Monitor Correspondent Joseph C. Harsch had reported from Paris that the Trib was a "special asset" to the Administration for its "nuisance value." U.S. diplomats negotiating at European conference tables, he said, could always turn down a proposal with the explanation that "Congress wouldn't stand for it," or the "Tribune would butcher us over that one." Wrote Harsch: "Considering the less than affectionate attitude...

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