The Press: Well Done

The secret of a good propaganda agency is not to be caught propagandizing. The British Ministry of Information has practised that fine art well. But before Brendan Bracken became its boss in 1941, M.O.I under three successive fumblers, was sneered at as the "Ministry of Misinformation."*

Bracken made some changes. He saw to it that censors blue-penciled only military information. No cut was ever made unless the correspondent was so advised (and the correspondent could argue his case right up to the chief censor, if he liked). In general. Bracken hewed to Britain's World...

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