The Press: Circulation Bait

Manhattan's Daily Worker teamed up with the Chinese Reds to try an old propaganda trick. Under a Peking date line, the Worker last week front-paged a schedule of "news broadcasts by U.S. prisoners of war over Radio Peking," giving the names, ranks and addresses of 18 G.I.s and officers, who are allegedly prisoners of the Chinese Communists and presumably ready to do some talking.

The listing was obviously bait for every U.S. family with a son reported missing in Korea, since it was the only way the names of prisoners come out. The Chinese Reds have refused to turn over names of...

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