The Lincoln Plawg - the blog with footnotes
Tuesday, December 16, 2003
McCarthy-era Madison Capital-Times era journo dies
A personal reminiscence by Dennis Hertzel in the York Daily Record (December 14) of John Patrick Hunter.
Hunter worked for William Evjue's Cap Times in the early 50s, when the rag was a thorn in Tail Gunner Joe's side.
There's a nice story about Hunter back then:
It was on the 4th of July in 1951 that Hunter was told - as reporters still are told today - to find a holiday story that might be more interesting than the standard fare of parades and fireworks. Hunter later recalled that he saw a copy of the Declaration of Independence posted on the newsroom wall as he left.
He calls Evjue an
outspoken partisan for the American Progressive movement - a subject that probably gets about 10 minutes in most U.S. history courses these days.
I can't believe that's right - Prohibition, muckraking and the Trusts, that wen Wilson: aren't they all Progressivism in one form or another?
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