Under Eastern Eyes

January 1982
National Review;1/22/1982, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p15
The article comments on the media coverage of political crisis in Poland. The coverage of Polish crisis in the U.S. media comprises of transcripts of Polish radio broadcasts and occasional interviews with anonymous Communist functionaries. The media admit the intrepidity with which the stray uncensored bit has been smuggled out, by tourists, sewn in the lining of reporters' jackets, has been the theme of numerous sidebars. Communist countries can arrange tours and interviews when they wish. But if they can also seal themselves up tight as a drum.


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