The Chargé in Austria (Kliefoth) to the Secretary of State
[Received February 16—11:10 a.m.]
23. Foreign Office complained bitterly over American correspondents’ despatches. It is true that their reports must be read bearing in mind that New York Times correspondent, an Englishman, is an ardent Socialist; that New York Evening Post, a Hungarian, also Socialist; that Associated Press violent pro-Nazi and anti-American; and Chicago Daily News, United Press and International News are radicals. Unfortunately not one of our regular American correspondents here. In view of their own political sympathies they are hostile to Dollfuss for suppression of Socialists.