The Press: Unprintable

Canadian newspapers had one of the big news stories of the war. Editors fretted, egged each other on in the hope that someone else would break the story first. Then, if the Government did not crack down, they could all go to town and freedom of the press would be saved. A few papers printed sparse quotes and brief summaries, the Winnipeg Tribune went even further —with reservations.

The reservations were big black Xs (see cut, p. 43) to indicate the parts of the story still withheld, voluntarily. What was released was enough...

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