The Press: House Organ

Die Neue Zeitung, the U.S. military government's newspaper in Germany, had been slapped down by the Army for exhibiting too much freedom of the press. Some of its news and feature material had sounded too much like the rumblings of the new German nationalism (TIME, Feb. 7). Last week the Zeitung, the "New York Times of Germany," had its freedom curbed; by order of General Lucius Clay it became virtually a house organ of the military government.

Colonel Gordon E. Textor, a West Pointer with no newspaper experience, started the shakeup. The way it...

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