Upton Close’s Propaganda Organization Loses Tax Exemption
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Upton Close’s Propaganda Organization Loses Tax Exemption

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Federal tax exemption has been revoked from Broadcasts, Inc., the propaganda organization of Upton Close, a radio commentator who has been accused of anti-Semitism. Rep. Abraham J. Multer of New York has been informed by the Commissioner of Internal Revenue that Close’s preferential status has been terminated.

Close had been enjoying an exemption for his “Broadcasts, Inc.,” because of its designation as an educational institution purporting to disseminate objective information on current events.

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