The Press: Churchill's Men Get Touchy

Political blood was spilt last week in Britain over the question of censorship, and the popularity of Winston Churchill's Government was the sufferer.

In the House, Home Secretary Herbert Morrison accused London's rambunctious Mirror of publishing "scurrilous misrepresentations, distorted and exaggerated statements and irresponsible generalizations . . . tending to undermine the Army and depress the whole population. . . ." Hitherto Britain's censorship has been confined to the suppression of information that might be of value to the enemy. But there is a section of the Defense Regulations (passed in the...

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