The Press: Army Censorship

The U.S. press and public were pretty sure that the Army has sometimes used censorship to cover up its own mistakes. Last week the Army, pleading extenuating circumstances, admitted that it had sometimes suppressed news.

Roly-poly Roy A. Roberts, president of the American Society of Newspaper Editors, able managing editor of the Kansas City Star, had written a letter to lean, leathery Major General Alexander Day Surles, head of Army Public Relations. Roberts asked to know more about Army censorship practice. In reply, General Surles retold three long-suppressed stories: 1) the Patton...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!