The Press: Eagle to Gorilla

Within twelve hours after the Supreme Court voided NRA last fortnight the arch-Republican New York Herald Tribune and Los Angeles Times removed the Blue Eagle from their mastheads. Within 24 hours the Boston Transcript, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Detroit Free Press, many another anti-New Deal newspaper did likewise. Hearst's Chicago Herald & Examiner hoisted red-white-&-blue flags in the Eagle's place. The New York Times and Scripps-Howard dailies everywhere left their Eagles flying. The lusty, liberal tabloid New York Daily News, first in the city to hoist the Eagle, ostentatiously hauled it down, with a biting editorial explaining that the News and the...

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