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[Richards, G.A.]

Penalty for patriotism: a battle for freedom of speech

pub. not stated; probably financed by Richards, n.p.. [1950], 22p, wraps. Anonymously printed, high-quality glossy brochure defending G.A. Richards and his radio stations, while accusing critics of being puppets of Moscow. Employees at his KMPC radio station in Los Angeles reported that he had urged them to give the news a right-wing slant; he was also accused of anti-Semitism and racism. The FCC investigated, and based on materials found in Richards' files decided to hold a hearing. This 8.5 x 11 inch pamphlet reproduces letters, newspaper editorials, and other materials charging that Richards is being persecuted by Reds because he dares to run a pro-American news service. A statement by J. Edgar Hoover is reprinted inside the front cover. OCLC lists two copies, in Illinois and Wisconsin.

Cat.No: 123628

Price: $25.00

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