Shorter Associated Press… Yea, Havin Nazis On The Payroll Wasn’t Our Best Move

AP releases in-depth review of its coverage of Nazi Germany

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press has conducted an in-depth review of its operations in Nazi Germany, concluding that the news agency acted as “forthrightly and independently as possible.” But the review also found AP handled some situations inadequately.

The review was undertaken after an article published last year contended that the AP allowed Nazi propagandists to exert some influence over its news photo report in the 1930s by maintaining a photo subsidiary in Germany, registered under a restrictive Nazi press law.

The author, historian Harriet Scharnberg, also identified AP German photographers who were drafted into or joined Nazi military propaganda units during World War II, some while still being paid by AP.

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  • Observer

    No problems. Now they have “Palestinians” as replacements.

  • BillyHW

    But we can totally trust them now.

  • UCSPanther

    It is more or less well known that a lot of influential figures and groups were enamored with the Nazis before WWII. It was no different from those who were enamored with communist regimes.

    I guess totalitarian leaders, before they reveal their true colors, come across as “dashing revolutionaries”, which is what enamors a lot of people in regards to them. I see very little difference between the love affair with Hitler vs the love affair with Hugo Chavez…

  • canminuteman

    It’d be more useful to know what they are up to now, rather than eighty years ago.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    So, fake news did not begin yesterday.

  • WalterBannon

    They still have Nazis on the payroll