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US reporter who broke story on Nazi Germany’s surrender fired for it

• Washington Post
Ed Kennedy’s story ran big in newspapers around the world. It should have been his greatest moment, but it became an ordeal. The military revoked his credentials, but that was the least of the indignities. His fellow correspondents turned on him, voting 54 to 2 to condemn him. And the head of AP — the Philadelphia Bulletin’s publisher, Robert McLean — apologized for Kennedy’s report rather than praising him.

Kennedy was summoned back to AP headquarters, where his bosses refused to accept his resignation but also refused to give him any work. Several months later, he discovered more than $4,000 in his checking account — it was a severance, though no one had the courtesy to tell him he was being fired.

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