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Thu Mar 31, 2016, 12:02 AM

AP news agency rejects Nazi collaboration claim

Source: Agence France-Presse

AP news agency rejects Nazi collaboration claim

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4 hours ago

Washington (AFP) - The Associated Press on Wednesday defended its operations in Germany in the run-up to World War II after a researcher uncovered what was claimed to be evidence of collaboration with the Nazi regime.

The US news organization responded to a paper in the German-language journal Studies in Contemporary History claiming it supplied American newspapers with material selected by the Nazi propaganda ministry, and in turn allowed it to use AP images for anti-Semitic propaganda.

"AP rejects the suggestion that it collaborated with the Nazi regime at any time," said a statement from agency spokesman Paul Colford.

"Rather, the AP was subjected to pressure from the Nazi regime from the period of Hitler's coming to power in 1933 until the AP's expulsion from Germany in 1941. AP staff resisted the pressure while doing its best to gather accurate, vital and objective news for the world in a dark and dangerous time."






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Thu Mar 31, 2016, 01:38 AM

1. Associated Press retained access to Germany during Hitler's rise to power by cooperating with Third

Associated Press retained access to Germany during Hitler's rise to power by cooperating with Third Reich: study

BY David Boroff /

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS /
Updated: Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 5:27 PM

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The SS pamphlet "The Sub-Human" featured photos from The Associated Press.
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The Associated Press worked closely with Hitler and the Nazis during Germany's rise to power in the 1930s, an explosive new study titled "The A and P of Propaganda" claims.

The New York City-based news organization retained access to Berlin as it vowed not to publish any content "calculated to weaken the strength of the Reich abroad or at home," according to an article in the academic journal Studies in Contemporary History.

The collaboration included an offensive SS pamphlet entitled "The Sub-Human" that featured photographs from The Associated Press. Another twisted Nazi booklet "The Jews in the USA" prominently displayed an AP photo of New York Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia.

During this time period the AP hired reporters who also worked for the Nazi propaganda division, German historian Harriet Scharnberg writes in the study obtained by the Guardian newspaper.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 01:54 AM

2. I imagine so did Charles Lindbergh and Grandpoppy Bush.

That didn't stop them from being fascist curs!

Of course the spawn of grandpappy Bush were the same, just with a GOP veneer, which if one looks close enough is the same.

The problem is, few these days look that closely, least of all the fourth estate whose job is to look closely.

We're in big trouble.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 02:03 AM

3. Not much of a denial nt

 

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 06:44 AM

4. All that propaganda "just happened"?

 

Sure it did

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