Radio: Insult Count

Arms and men can defend a nation's borders, but they are no defense against the insults an angry neighbor shouts across the back fence. If the neighbor owns radio stations, the insults carry farther. In May, Czechoslovak statisticians brought out their adding machines, settled down to 42 days of listening to German broadcasts which carried across the republic's borders, calmly, methodically counted the insults.

Tabulated last week, the figures for the period from May 21 to July 1 showed that Berlin's Central Broadcasting Station of the Reichs-Rundfunk-Gesellschaft (German Broadcasting Co.) put on the air 922 attacks on the Czechoslovak republic, 194 criticisms...

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