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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 5, No. 3 May 28, 1942

No News Value

No News Value

"That's got no news value," said "Truth," when we produced a copy of the famous "Manifesto." We replied that we regarded "Truth" as potential "news" for our own paper, and that we only wanted brought the Manifesto to start a discussion.

The interview with "Truth' developed into a debate between the senior members of "Truth's" staff and members of "Salient" staff. For this reason we cannot guarantee that our report exactly represents the policy of the paper.

For the first time in history, "Truth" disclaimed any uneasiness at manifestations of pro-Soviet feeling at Victoria. What had been said in the past, however, was left to stand. While it was admitted that some past editorial remarks had lacked objectivity, "Truth" felt that the same might be said about College debates. Not only "Truth" was guilty of exaggeration for effect.

The outlook of the paper, we were told, might be likened to that of Winston Churchill when he admired Russia's stand for freedom without approving of her system of government