Revealed: how Associated Press cooperated with the Nazis

The Associated Press news agency entered a formal cooperation with the Hitler regime in the 1930s, supplying American newspapers with material directly produced and selected by the Nazi propaganda ministry, archive material unearthed by a German historian has revealed.

When the Nazi party seized power in Germany in 1933, one of its first objectives was to bring into line not just the national press, but international media too. The Guardian was banned within a year, and by 1935 even bigger British-American agencies such as Keystone and Wide World Photos were forced to close their bureaus after coming under attack for employing Jewish journalists.

SS pamphlet ‘The Sub-Human’, used images taken by the Associated Press

SS pamphlet ‘The Sub-Human’, used images taken by the Associated Press

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    They need content!
    They have been following this recipe from the Russian revolution to Saddam Hussein’s Iraq.
    The media doesn’t care because they all have done it, and will do it again.

    • Even Hollywood worked with the Nazis.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        And the communists.
        They worked with everyone but our own side it seems.

      • Bataviawillem

        And IBM.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          Early computer technology is immensely fascinating.

  • QiPo

    The AP eh? This wasn’t one of the press regimes that engaged in the vile smears against Senator Joseph McCarthy now would it? Or the press fawning and slobbering all over an out of nowhere inarticulate presidential candidate and his minions would it? The same org? Really?

    • Why yes now that you mention it!

      • QiPo

        Ahhh, my blazing non-hyperbole was not missed. Diana West would be proud!

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          I’d sooner screw Adan West.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    In the media’s scale of values, access is more important than truth.

    • Alain

      I suggest both access and above all their narrative.

  • Waffle

    “The New York-based agency ceded control of its output by signing up to the so-called Schriftleitergesetz (editor’s law), promising not to publish any material “calculated to weaken the strength of the Reich abroad or at home”.

    Do you think some future historian (they don’t teach history anymore) will dig into the archives of our own CBC?

    • Exile1981

      The AP is just another whore; spewing propaganda for who ever paid them the most to hop into bed with them.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Except Al-Jazeera is more honest.

  • UCSPanther

    This is hardly surprising, especially considering how the media was parroting Saddam Hussein’s propaganda during the Iraq war…

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    Pretty quiet in the MSM on this, eh?

    • dance…dancetotheradio