The Press: Communist at Bay

In Korea Correspondent Alan Winning-ton, 44, of the Communist London Daily Worker, insisted that in covering the war from the Chinese side he was just like any other newsman on an assignment. But Winnington's actions made this claim absurd. He was one of the Communists used by the Chinese Reds to help squeeze "confessions" out of prisoners, according to such returned prisoners as U.S. Air Force Ace Colonel Walker M. Mahurin ('TIME, Sept. 21). The Communists, charged Colonel Mahurin, "continued to press me for several days, even going so far as to have...

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