Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The overwhelming Democratic victory . . .

. . . in the Republican city of Chicago is a good joke on the Chicago Tribune. That paper has spread itself beyond all precedent. It has run the Government, commanded the Army and Navy, looked after Foreign affairs, and hen had time to intervene not only in the affairs of all the Western States, but even in the domestic affairs of counties and towns. Newspapers, as well as individuals, who charge themselves with so much public business, most always neglect their own affairs. The tribune, aside from its offensive oracular tone has been unscrupulous, corrupt, rotten. False to principle, to friends and to party, and true only to its selfish ends and supercilious and dogmatic instincts. The republicans of Chicago ought to establish a respectable, reliable Republican Newspaper and throw the Tribune overboard as soon as possible.

– Published in the Burlington Daily Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Thursday, April 17, 1862 and also in the Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, April 19, 1862

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