The Press: Battle Called Off

In 1936 and 1940 the tabloid New York Daily News's "Presidential Battle Page," offering the Democratic and Republican parties equal campaign space in side-by-side columns, was a top feature. Three weeks ago the Daily News started the page again, as usual saying the lid was off, and asking only that combatants accompany libelous material with an indemnity bond. For 17 days the battle raged.

Roared the Republicans: "CLEAR EVERYTHING WITH SIDNEY!" What about the shipments of steel and oil to Japan under Roosevelt? To avoid unemployment, a WPA on the Rhine.

Roared the Democrats: "THE ELEPHANT DOES FORGET" (its isolationist statements, the Hoover...

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