German Historian Says AP Cooperated with Nazi Regime

HeadlineMar 31, 2016

A German historian has revealed the Associated Press cooperated with the Nazi regime in the 1930s and at times supplied U.S. outlets Nazi propaganda billed as news stories. The revelations are based on archival materials unearthed by historian Harriet Scharnberg. The documents show the AP signed onto a law promising not to publish anything to “weaken” the regime. Under the law, the AP also hired reporters who worked for the Nazi propaganda division, including a photographer whose photos were personally selected by Hitler. The Associated Press says it “rejects the suggestion that it collaborated with the Nazi regime at any time.”

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