Broadcaster's Earache

For eight straight days John Crosby, the New York Herald Tribune's new radio columnist (TIME, Aug. 5), gave what-for to the networks' censors. Some excerpts:

"[It] would be unfair [to suggest] that all censorship is harmful or silly. It isn't. . . . Broadcasters quite understandably don't like to offend individuals, minority groups, religious orders, advertisers or members of other nationalities. . . . The intentions are good but the administration is ridiculous. . . . For example:

"[Fred] Allen had a terrible time getting the adjective 'saffron' on the air because [a censor] suspected it had sexual connotations. . . . Another...

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