The Press in the Third Reich | The Holocaust Encyclopedia

“The Propaganda Ministry aimed further to control the content of news and editorial pages through directives distributed in daily conferences in Berlin and transmitted via the Nazi Party propaganda offices to regional or local papers. Detailed guidelines stated what stories could or could not be reported and how to report the news. Journalists or editors who failed to follow these instructions could be fired or, if believed to be acting with intent to harm Germany, sent to a concentration camp. Rather than suppressing news, the Nazi propaganda apparatus instead sought to tightly control its flow and interpretation and to deny access to alternative sources of news.”

via The Press in the Third Reich | The Holocaust Encyclopedia

As President Trump continues to lie day after day and then deny what he said when it is readily available from his own Twitter feed or on video from Youtube it sounds reminiscent of a bygone era when the “Press was the enemy of the people!”