L.A. Times Recants 1942 Editorials on Internment of Japanese Americans

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Feb. 21, 1942: The Times reports President Roosevelt’s executive order on the evacuation of Japanese Americans. Note the byline: Future Nixon booster Kyle Palmer.


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Feb. 19, 2017: The Los Angeles Times recants its 1942 editorials on the internment of Japanese Americans.


Although long overdue, this is a rare admission for a newspaper. Of course, The Times wasn’t the only newspaper that took embarrassing editorial positions during the war. Here’s an editorial in the Los Angeles Examiner (d. 1962) against allowing Japanese Americans to return to California.

Oct. 16, 1944, Los Angeles Examiner

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About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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