What was the relationship of the mainstream press to the labor presses?
Discredited them by associating them with a noted political and social radical.
they take the most absurd things from the paper and take them out of context to
make the opposing side look more ruthless. !
Fanny wright attack !
• attack on labor papers, attack on labored parties is an attack on the laborers !
• major political parties gain traction: suppress and co-opt!! • economic recession!