The Press: No Harm in Asking

Four peace-seeking Methodist readers laid a modest proposal in the lap of Colonel Robert R. McCormick's mighty, isolationist Chicago Tribune. Would the Tribune please cooperate, they wrote, in "the creation of a favorable public opinion" for U.N.?

Last week, in a quick clap of editorial thunder, Bertie McCormick answered them: "This is tantamount to a request that we try to glamorize the doings of the U.N. . . . Our reporters who cover the meetings of U.N., or Congress, or the legislature are expected to know the difference between windbags, crooks and statesmen, and to treat them accordingly in all news dispatches...

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