The Press: Dismissal Notice

When Juan Perón on May Day accused the Associated Press, United Press and International News Service of an "in famous campaign of lies," Argentine dailies that take the news services knew just what Dictator Perón wanted. Even when he rescinded his order shutting off the agencies' incoming cables, most papers "voluntarily" stopped printing the A.P., U.P. and I.N.S. news that came into their offices. Instead of silencing the wire services, as Perón had done with other free voices like La Prensa (TIME, Feb. 12, 1951 et seq.), the dictator was freezing them out. Last week A.P. and U.P. gave their staffs...

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