Stanley Johnston, Chicago Tribune correspondent is pictured in Chicago, June 12, 1942. The only American newsman aboard the U.S. aircraft carrier Lexington, Johnston looks at an Associated Press WirePhoto transmission of a Navy picture showing the Lexington as it exploded during the battle of Coral Sea. (AP/Paul Cannon)
Press Freedom

During WWII, The Government Refused To Prosecute A Leaker For Fear Of Public Backlash

“I do not think this is a case that the public would ever understand… consequently, the whole case would become engulfed in questions of freedom of the press, censorship, etc.»

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