The Press: The Third Freedom

If the war crimes trial has been hard on Hermann Goring's waistline (he is down 80 Ibs. to 190), he is not the only one. In Nürnberg last week the new, free German press emitted a rumbling protest that came from the stomach: its reporters covering the trials were not getting enough to eat. Result: the coverage of the trial had dropped from 15 to three German reporters (Allied newsmen, well-fed, were still at full strength). Exhibit A was German newsman Johann Hammer, who had lost 17 pounds in the past five weeks.

Officials promised an investigation of the care and feeding...

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