The Press: Tyranny

In fighting conflagrations, blankets are often employed to cut off ventilation, smother the flames. Just so were the fires of revolution dealt with by the Brazilian Government when they broke out in Sao Paulo (TIME, July 15, July 21). A heavy swaddling of censorship was wrapped about the Press. For a week only official Government communiqués, meagre and guarded, reached the outer world with news of the revolt.

Then the Brazilian censor swore he had found a leak. He arrested Charles M. Kinsolving, manager of the United Press in Brazil, charged him with "defiance."...

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