The Press: Niece v. Uncle

A niece of Chicago's mighty America Super-Firster, Colonel Robert Rutherford McCormick, last week told what she thought of her uncle and his Chicago Tribune. At the same time the leftish monthly Common Sense (cir. 12,500) of which she is publisher and mainstay (estimated annual losses: $25,000), published an article by Milton Mayer. Wrote he: "If the people of Chicago hated the Tribune, they would break the [reading] habit with little difficulty. . . . They know [it] distorts . . . news, omits some more."

Common Sense was, in a sense, celebrating the fact...

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