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Rep. Woodruff Comments on Davis’ Appointment to OWI

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June 18, 1942 – Congressman Roy Woodruff warns of mismanagement of U.S. Government propaganda, welcomes appointment of Elmer Davis to be head of Office of War Information (OWI) only to be disappointed later by Soviet and communist influence within the Voice of America (VOA) under its first director John Houseman. Elmer Davis himself would record radio programs for U.S. domestic and foreign audiences in which he promoted Soviet propaganda lies.

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