In recognition of his work, the National Headliners Club, composed of newspapermen throughout the county, in 1938, awarded to him a silver plaque for the finest piece of news reporting in the United States.
It was his editorial achievement that raised the hue and cry throughout the nation for a Congressional investigation of subversive movements and un-American activities. In the face of these repercussions, the Department of Justice, through its Federal Bureau of Investigation, ordered a series of probes of the Nazi movement and its findings substantiated Mr. Metcalfe's revelations.
It's an interesting contrast, because the Old Press can hardly wear a lapel pin with an American flag on it now, let alone do an exposé on radical Islamists in the American University and elsewhere in America. For the intolerance of that! (Although Bill O'Reilly and others in the New Press have done so a little.)
The Old Press seems to feel that the more like inanimate objects they are, the more "objective" they are as mere data recorders. That's simply not the case, instead, the objective is something worth fighting for and investigating.