Friday, May 11, 2018

Today -100: May 11, 1918: Teddy Roosevelt vs. the Post Office

Theodore Roosevelt responds to Postmaster-General Albert Burleson’s demand that he back up his claim that Burleson is selectively censoring newspapers for honest criticism while leaving traitorous papers alone. TR says the papers he had in mind as having been unfairly censored were Metropolitan Magazine (for which he writes), Collier’s Weekly, and the NY Tribune, and the ones which “excite hatred between the United States and England” are of course the Hearst press (by exciting hatred, he means supporting Irish independence).

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