Monday, November 01, 2010

Today in journalism history: Supporting the troops

Ever run across one of those strange complaints about Those Liberal Media? Why don't they support the troops the way they used to? Back when they were on America's side, they'd never run a headline like "We Ask For It"!

This one's from the World's Greatest Newspaper, November 1, 1941; the "James" is the destroyer Reuben James, sunk the day before by a German submarine. That was a result of all that Democratic meddling in European wars, which we still had a chance to stay out of, so if it made the New Deal smear crowd look bad, onto the front page it went!

Amazing that it took another 30-some years before "The Agenda-Setting Effect of Mass Media" was published, innit?

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