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Nazi Papers Distort News Agency Dispatches

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Cognizance was taken today of the practice by German Nazi newspapers of presenting distorted accounts of American events under the credit line of world-wide news agencies.

The United Press Association, one of the organizations involved in an incident of this sort, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency today that it had never sent out a report which appeared under a U. P. credit line in the Nazional Zeitung of Essen, formerly General Goering’s organ, concerning the riot on board the Bremen here last week.

The report in the Zeitung said in part: “Opposed to these hotheads who have been visibly incited by Jews is the opposition of the authorities. Also the sentiment of the decent American population. All American newspapers except outspokenly Jewish-Bolshevist papers greatly regret this incident.”

Not one word of the report was sent out by the U. P., James Furay, vice-president of the association, declared today. He said that the Zeitung had explained that the U. P. credit line had slipped in “by mistake.” Thirty-nine German newspapers take the U.P. service.

The International News Service was concerned in similar incidents. Dr. Paul Goebbels’ paper, Der Angriff, credited to the I.N.S. two New York dispatches, one referring to Felix Warburg as a “notorious Jewish banker” announcing formation of a “gigantic Jewish organization for relief of Jews driven out of Germany.”

The report was characterized as a distortation by J. V. Connolly, president of the I. N. S., here. He told the J. T. A. that the Angriff is being closely watched for a repetition of the incident. The organization serves six German papers.

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