The Press: After All is Said

During the campaign, certain newspapers achieved certain types of fame:

New York Herald Tribune, arch-Republican, surpassed all recent metropolitan precedents in the rabid partisanship of its headlines.

New York World, arch-Democratic, was so close to the Happy Warrior that it was accused of telling him what to say and how to run his campaign.

Chicago Tribune and the New York Daily News, both outspokenly Wet, under the same ownership, supported Hoover and Smith, respectively. But the Chicago Tribune sensationally denounced the Ku Klux Klan and the Anti-Saloon League as "twin calamities" in the Hoover campaign (see p. 9).

The Scripps-Howard newspapers (26) clung to Hoover,...