The Press: What Sense Censorship?

U.S. censorship may or may not be keeping information from the enemy, but it is strikingly successful in keeping important news out of print in the U.S. Just how far the U.S. Government is fighting World War II without taking its own people into its confidence was indicated by four incidents last week:

> Five weeks after the battle of the Coral Sea the Navy admitted the sinking of the aircraft carrier Lexington. This delay was an excellent example of justifiable military censorship-withholding news that might be of value to the enemy. For a new Japanese attack was expected, and although the...

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