Foreign News: Consecrated Press

To gag the Press is crude. Last week club-footed little Dr. Paul Joseph Goebbels, Minister of Propaganda and Public Enlightenment, proudly "consecrated" the German Press to Nazi service. Into his office for the consecration filed 300 of Berlin's most eminent newsfolk.

"I don't see." purred Dr. Goebbels, "why you should have the slightest difficulty in adjusting the trend of what you write to the interests of the State. It is possible that the Government may sometimes be mistaken—as to individual measures—but it is absurd to suggest that anything superior to the Government might take...

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