The Press: Who Is Fooling Whom?

The Washington Post paused to consider a phenomenon that was causing more & more dismay among newsmen and their readers: the confusing and sometimes contradictory character of General MacArthur's official bulletins.

"Exactly what is happening in or about Korea," said the Post last week, "ir impossible to report because of 1) the censorship in the field and the secrecy in Washington, and 2) the propaganda-like quality of the commentaries emanating from General MacArthur's headquarters." Asked the Post: "Who is fooling whom?"

What the Post was referring to was the persistent habit of MacArthur's...

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