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December 13, 1961
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. Approved For Release 2001/03/06 : CIA-RDP83-01022R000100180006-9 WASHINGTON EVENING STAR 13 December 1961 ress Security Leaks Seen Nil Unfortunately, the editor and publishers gathered there did npt agree with us that thi tthe subject 606h to discussion. As a result of that speech .. . ]these editors did come down, ] *,rid we proposed to them what i'Gtre'thought was a rather worth Cwhile idea for getting at this problem " Sy the Associated Press A_ White House spokesman says virtually no' information harmful to the Nation's security has been published since Presi- dent Kennedy spoke out on the tub'ect last April. that time Mr. Kennedy ~s>tgsted in a speech to the feg'wspaper'-Publishers Associa- tion -that' newspapers should consider not only whether a story as news but also whether its publication was in the in- terest of national security. I en days later a group of news executives met with Mr. Kennedy at the White House to discuss the subject and it was announced another meeting would be old in a few months. Asks `ye'sterday what had happened, White House Press Secretarf "Pierre Salinger said little but discussion has gone on since then. 17 tfie first place, Mr. Sal- n er said, Mr. Kennedy "did not _ advocate self-censorship." I e added: "What the President was throwing out to the publishers *Kt, ; lery "very real problem and that ' is the publication -1n our- newspapers, and through "the- radio and tele- ?,y1sion, of information which 1,think that it can be said,l ,?M~-01022R0001 00180006-9