The Press: Censorship at the Pentagon

The Defense Department's new security information order, which newsmen predicted would create a brownout of news from the Pentagon, last week produced a byproduct they did not expect. In Washington, Illinois Democratic Congressman William Dawson announced that his Government Operations Committee is launching an investigation to find out whether the Administration is withholding "pertinent and timely information from [the press]." A special subcommittee plans to question everyone from Syndicated Columnist Drew Pearson to the Washington Post and Times Herald's Managing Editor J. Russell Wiggins, chairman of the Freedom of Information Committee of the American Society of Newspaper Editors.

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