The Press: News or Propaganda?

The great U.S. decision of World War II—to live alone no longer—last week touched off a hot argument between the State Department and the Associated Press. Out of that argument came pointed questions, not all of them easily answered:

If the Government has a duty to get its viewpoint before the world, is it enough merely to send abroad the texts of state papers, speeches by and against the Administration? Particularly in the world's twilight areas (i.e., the Balkans), where private news agencies would lose money operating—should the State Department send full news broadcasts of its own?

No More Giveaway. During the war,...

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