State Department memo on Salazar’s Vietnam Coverage

By 1965, Ruben Salaz­ar was a Times cor­res­pond­ent in South Vi­et­nam. In this memo, the con­su­late in Hue was aware that the news­man had filed a story that would re­port on a Vi­et­namese gen­er­al’s sup­port for a stu­dent news­pa­per. The con­su­late even iden­ti­fied whom it be­lieved were Salaz­ar’s sources. In a Nov. 12, 1965, art­icle filed from Hue, Salaz­ar re­por­ted that dis­patches of journ­al­ists were routinely leaked after they were filed in tele­graph of­fices.

Published: Feb. 19, 2011

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