skip to nav skip to content

FPO

The Cold Filtered Ramblings of Gene Mueller

Too graphic for it's time, a reporter's Pearl Harbor story gets published 71 years later

  • Print

 

She didn't believe it was really happening until she saw for herself the fighter planes in the sky and a rooftop flying through the air like a movie prop.

Betty McIntosh was a reporter for a Honolulu newspaper the morning of December 7, 1941 and she wrote an article--aimed at women readers--a few days after the attack, describing what she'd seen and bracing them for what they might expect in their new, war-laden future. 

Her editors "spiked" it, as we say in the newsroom.  They wouldn't run it, figuring it was too graphic.

It's being published today, the 71st anniversary of the Japanese attack, in the pages of the Washington Post.   Hear her story and decide for yourself.

And, never forget what this date means.

 

 

 

 

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Milwaukee, WI

Scattered Clouds
42°
Scattered Clouds
Precip
0%
Humidity
62%
Wind
NE at 10 mph
Alerts
0

Current Promotions

  • 2014 Classic Free Ride

    2014 Classic Free Ride

    Click here to see the 2014 Classic Free Ride information, updates, galleries and more!

  • We Love Wisconsin

    We Love Wisconsin

    Find out where we are as we hit the road to explore the state we love!



More >>>


Submit photos to:

620 WTMJ