The Press: Uncensored

China-born Spencer Moosa had not covered the Chinese war since 1931 without learning a few things about censors. Last week the knowledge came in handy. When the first Chinese Communist shells exploded in Peiping, Associated Press Correspondent Moosa tried to tell the world. The Nationalist censor said no. So Old China Hand Moosa banged out a furious message to the A.P. explaining why he couldn't report that Peiping was under bombardment. The censor passed it—and Moosa had his beat. Excerpts:

"New, sudden grimness developed at Peiping, now in its 30th day of siege, but the form it took cannot be divulged. The...

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