Nobody Shouted Stop: Alleged Chinese Espionage Swept Under the Carpet
One of the most notable media blackouts in history occurred in the mid 1930s when the British press en masse suppressed reports of Prince Edward’s affair with Wallis Simpson. The subject was judged too painful for British readers. Of course, things were different in America. The American press not only gloried in covering every tittle of gossip but not infrequently lectured their pusillanimous British colleagues about American ideas of press freedom.