The Press against Itself

December 1942
New Republic;12/28/42, Vol. 107 Issue 26, p845
Focuses on the question of the anti-trust suit by the U.S. Department of Justice against the publishing company, Associated Press, on which several newspapers have shown a unanimity for placing themselves on record against vice and corruption. Accusations made against this journal for having harsh relationship with the Press; Comments on various editorial articles of different journals concerning the issue, including that of "Marshall Field" and "The Chicago Sun," that are claimed to be viewed with anxiety; Discussion over the so-claimed monopolistic aspects in the Press; Attempts made by The Chicago Sun to get a franchise shows that there are other bars than money; Succession of cases in which the Supreme Court has held that trade associations must keep their facilities open to all the members of an industry; Arguments in favor of and against the demand for a concept of "free press."


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