November 9, 1936

Two of the nation's most prominent newsmen, the partners Patterson-McCormick, became involved in the presidential campaign. Joseph Medill Patterson, in charge of New York News, offered his support for President Roosevelt. Robert Rutherford McCormick, his partner who heads the Chicago Tribune, has made his paper one of the most anti-Roosevelt public forums. The partners claimed this move was made in part to ensure the publishing House a role in electing the president.