"Read an American newspaper"

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Sweetness & Light, which often delights and surprises with its extraordinary research, has dug up an interesting slogan showing that history sometimes does repeat itself. During World War I, the advertising slogan of the arch—rival of the New York Times, the New York Herald, used to urge readers avoid the Times by preaching "Read an American newspaper."

From the New York Times Timeline

1918
September

The Times is widely denounced for an editorial praising an Austrian peace proposal that falls short of unconditional surrender. Adolph Ochs's patriotism is questioned; The Herald begins a circulation drive with the slogan "Read an American Newspaper."

Of course it has long been known that The New York Times is an enemy of this country. But most date the start of their hatred of the US back to their boosterism for Communism in the early 1930s.

But apparently it was alive and kicking even before those halcyon days.

 

Sweetness & Light, which often delights and surprises with its extraordinary research, has dug up an interesting slogan showing that history sometimes does repeat itself. During World War I, the advertising slogan of the arch—rival of the New York Times, the New York Herald, used to urge readers avoid the Times by preaching "Read an American newspaper."

From the New York Times Timeline

1918
September

The Times is widely denounced for an editorial praising an Austrian peace proposal that falls short of unconditional surrender. Adolph Ochs's patriotism is questioned; The Herald begins a circulation drive with the slogan "Read an American Newspaper."

Of course it has long been known that The New York Times is an enemy of this country. But most date the start of their hatred of the US back to their boosterism for Communism in the early 1930s.

But apparently it was alive and kicking even before those halcyon days.