The Press: No More False Statements

Since the occupation, U.S. correspondents had watched with anger and amazement the Japs' Domei News Agency getting away with murder. Domei lectured the invading forces on how they must behave (TIME, Sept. 17), published eight bright suggestions on how Japanese women might avoid rape by brutal U.S. troops, explained why Japanese war criminals should not be punished too severely. Most galling to U.S. reporters, Domei dispatches at first were censor-free, later given only a once-over-lightly by U.S. blue pencils.

Last week into Domei's Tokyo offices stomped U.S. officers with an order from the Supreme Commander to close up shop (see INTERNATIONAL)....

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