How We Advertised America [George Creel] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This Is A New Release Of The Original Edition. How we advertised America; the first telling of the amazing story of the Committee on the gospel of Americanism to every corner of the globe, by George Creel. From George Creel, How We Advertised America (Macmillan, ), pp. [ Journalist George Creel, who oversaw the Committee on Public Information during.

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It was not a flattering estimate and the abnormal vanity of the man never forgave it. Their enforcement is a matter for the press itself.

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The Navy Depart- ment was not informed officially, and when queried by the press asked that the news be withheld until an explanation could be gained from the New York authorities. It is possible that they may have trailed us all day on June 22d, as our speed was well within their limits of surface speed, and they could have easily trailed our smoke under the weather conditions without being seen; their failure to’ score hits was probably due to the attack being precipitated by the fortuitous circumstances of the flagship’s helm jamming and the sounding of her whistle, leading enemy to suppose he had been discovered.

Now that the last vessel has reached port it is safe to disclose the dangers that were encountered and to tell the complete story of peril and courage. That the information contained in this wire was substantially as given in OpNav. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. More than six thousand sep- arate and distinct news releases, each one dealing with an importance; some half -hundred separate and distinct pamphlets, brimmed with detail; seventy-five thousand Four Minute Men speaking nightly; other hundreds de- livering more extended addresses regularly; thousands of advertisements; countless motion and still pictures, post- ers and painted signs; war expositions; intimate contacts with twenty-three foreign-language groups; the Official Bulletin, appearing daily for two years; and in every capital of the world, outside the Central Powers, offices and representatives, served by daily cable and mail ser- vices rich in possibilities for mistake.

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It is not known how many torpedoes were launched, but five were counted as they sped by bow and stern. At the time of my appointment a censorship bill was before Congress, and the newspapers, choosing to ignore the broad sweep of the Committee’s functions, proceeded upon the exclusive as- sumption that I was to be “the censor.


The atmosphere created by common knowledge that news is being suppressed is an ideal ” culture ” for the propaganda of the bacteria of enemy rumors. At the very time of the premature announcement we knew that the other three groups were either in or near the danger zone.

The record stands unparalleled for honesty, accuracy, and high purpose, and in itself is an enduring testimonial to the sincerities of the thousands of men and women who made possible the accomplishments of the Committee. The Department of State considers it dangerous and of service to the enemy to discuss differences of opinion between the Allies and difficulties with neutral countries.

Unfortunately, however, the papers of the fol- lowing morning contained a letter from the President in which he entered denial of the report that he had with- drawn his support from the proposed censorship law. They do not apply to news despatches censored by military authority with f he expeditionary forces or in those cases where the government itself, in the form of official statements, may find it necessary or expedient to make public information covered by these requests.

Blue Moon-Shepherd rated it it was amazing Apr 05, Jabriel marked it as to-read Jun 14, The men standing before me, every one husky, healthy, and within the military age, were holding down their peace-time jobs, while others sailed across the sea to offer their lives on the altar of American ideals. At the end of an hour, when the questions were getting fewer and weaker, and when fatigue had robbed me of mental quickness, some fool asked what I thought about the “heart of Congress.

The bill, brought again into consideration, was defeated decisively and finally. Starting with the initial conviction that the war was not the war of an administration, but the war of one hundred million people, and believing that public support was a matter of public understanding, we opened up the activities of government to the inspection of the citizenship.

The majority of the audience were “radicals,” out of sympathy with the war, and their rapid-fire interrogations had the spat of bullets. The Secretaries of State, War, and the Navy had each been asked to give his views, and those that came from the office of Mr. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Creel, apparently, is part of the general defense of the country, and the little government publica- tion which he is publishing, and the scores of people whom I am told he has employed to do what might be done by a stenographer and a couple of clerks, are being paid for out of that fund. Senator Sherman of Crfel charged on the floor that I had given a monopoly of war films to one moving-picture concern, and others accused me repeatedly of having turned over valuable motion-picture rights to Hearst.


In the forenoon of June 28th, when in latitude N. While the Rules Committee has not yet indicated any course of action with respect to the resolution of Mr. Although only the three or four reporters saw me, virtually every paper carried a story the following day in which I was actually quoted as having admitted that the Gleaves cable was “cryptic” and that I “elaborated” it in the sense of supplying facts and details out of my own georgf. Lauren marked it as to-read Apr 16, The facts in the case did not come out until October 25th, when Judge Charles E.

What he did, maliciously and dishonestly, was to put the charges in my mouth, carefully omitting the disproof. A world-fight for the verdict of mankind a fight that was won against terrific odds and all for less than five millions less than half what Germany spent in Spain alone!

Throughout the Fourth-of-July furor and the aircraft mess I was not seen by beorge single Congressman or allowed to state the facts in the case at any hearing. Committee on Public Information. We see stretching over France the products of our mills and our factories; we see the boys we have taken from field and workshop and factory and office and school manufactured overnight into an altogether unsuspected stature of heroism and capacity for sacrifice in the field.

Our minds naturally dwell chiefly upon the physical things that have been done. The point of assault was beyond the rendezvous americz our destroyers were sailing as a screen between the transports and all harm. While it certainly has never been the policy of any of the European press bureaus to accomplish this result, the internal censorship has generally worked out this way. The high-seas convoy, circling with their search-lights, answered with heavy gun-fire, and its accuracy stands ameruca by the fact that the torpedo discharge became increasingly scattered and inaccurate.

The Division of Women’s War Work prepared and issued the information of peculiar interest to the women of the United Hwo, also aiding in the task of organizing and directing. So much, then, for what you term “hodge-podge official handling of information.