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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 14, No. 7. June 25, 1951


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What whipping blocks the words that head this editorial have become. Anybody who suppresses anything is automatically a fascist provided he is not in the Soviet Utopia where the free press is non-existent.

Salient does not suppress articles unless they are unreadable, obscene or libellous; nevertheless Mr. W. H. McLeod rushes in shouting "suppression" and replying to excuses before they have been made. In fact his article was typed on both sides of the paper and had to be retyped in part, and it came too late for the last issue. Simply because those of his mind do write often, material of a similar kind fills more space in Salient than reader interest demands. People have seen through the Peace Movement. Their disinterestedness comes not so much, from our conspiratorial, and admittedly slanted press, but because the press knows that their readers have seen through any movements sponsored by those whose sympathies are with another type of suppression—censorship—fascism. The press allocates space to the Peace Movement accordingly.