– 13thMarch – Louis Fischer & The
Thomas Walker Affair
did Fisher know Walker was travelling on a false passport, three months before his London arrest? Was he informed
by the Soviets, who also
supplied him with Walker's ‘supposed’ 1934 USSR travel dates?And, who tipped off the British authorities?
2.WouldWalker dared to visitUSSR again in 1934, after being expelled in 1930 for sake of just 5 Hearst articles?
Wasn’t Journalism a
bit of a risky ‘public’ profession for an escaped convict?
has been blamed (as it formed part of his undoubted 1935 anti-Red campaign) and regardless of Walker’s exact role, is it not entirely impossible
that the Soviet’s could
have intentionally supplied the fake story to Hearst, with the expressed intention of allowing Fischer to easily
discredit, soon after publication?
Irrespective of who was responsible for the forgery…