Let’s go back to March 1938. Fortunately, the Chicago Tribune made their archives available online, so we can see what the newspaper reported at that time.
Setting the scene, Germany has already annexed Austria and well on its way to its other deeds that we don’t have to rehash. Meanwhile, President Roosevelt and Secretary of State Cordell Hull are appealing to the other nations for asylum for the Jews.
Well, the editors at the Trib had something to say about that.
Translation: We don’t want more of those Commie Jew Bastards here. They are a complete threat to us and our clean American way of life!
Then, the Trib strikes the balance with its letters to the editor with pro and anti viewpoints.
And President Roosevelt was getting flak from Congress over the idea of extending visas to Jews already in the country.
We know the outcome to this story.
I guess nothing changes.
Or can it?