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F. Baehr Donating Member (17 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-30-11 07:06 AM
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The "Jewish" Media: The Lie That Won't Die

It is an old canard. Having been codified in the Protocols of the Elders of Zion (forged by Czarist cops in 1905), the lie was sold here by Henry Ford through the 1920s. ("The Twelfth Protocol," proclaimed his Dearborn Independent, "contains the entire plan of Control of the Press, reaching from the present time into the future when the Jewish World Government shall be established.")

In the 1930s, the lie was propagated much more broadly by a loose network of native fascists guided or inspired by Berlin. The best-known of those tools was Father Joseph Coughlin, whose Sunday broadcasts had an audience in the tens of millions, and whose weekly Social Justice had perhaps a third as many readers. Others fiercely seconded his thesis that the media were run by so-called "aliens"--a myth that, on the fringes, lasted through the war. "The motion picture industry," far-right demagogue Gerald L.K. Smith railed in 1945, "is being exploited by Russian Jewish Communists determined to inject their materialistic propaganda into the fresh young minds of our children."

All such diatribe plays up your Eisners and your Sulzbergers--and plays down many other names: Jack Welch and Michael H. Jordan, CEOs, respectively, of GE (NBC) and Westinghouse (CBS); Rupert Murdoch (who owns 20th Century Fox); John Malone, CEO of TCI, the nation's largest cable company; maverick globalist Ted Turner; and many more. Also tuned out are such goyische giants as Hearst Communications, Times Mirror, the Chicago Tribune's empire, Reader's Digest Inc.--and the Shintoist directorship of Sony (which owns Columbia Studios and Tri-Star Pictures).

The far-right media "critique" also ignores the role of major shareholders: buccaneers like Warren Buffett (Disney's largest investor); cyberlord Bill Gates (who owns a big piece of Dreamworks and MSNBC); Gordon Crawford, who manages the media holdings for the secretive Capital Group (which owns a chunk of every major player). But more important, the far-right attack ignores the crucial point about today's media: Increasingly, their owners are publicly traded multinational corporations, chiefly answerable to banks, insurance companies and other institutional investors--and to advertisers, who are almost always the key source of revenue. Thus guided, corporate capitalism runs the show with no concern for any race or faith or for anything but profits.
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-30-11 07:09 AM
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1. k&r
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F. Baehr Donating Member (17 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-30-11 07:20 AM
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2. It always amazes me how people can say...
...that the media is "far left" and "controlled by Jews/Israelis" and tell it to me with a straight face. These people are either retarded or have no conscience because they are blatently lying.

With the exception of a few independent media outlets, the American media is pretty much as far right as it gets, and often anti-semitic too (wouldn't a "Jewish controlled media" be against anti-semitism?). The closest thing to a "fair" media station we have here in the US would be MSNBC. Probably the only other place where the media is so syncophantic or propagandist is China, North Korea or Iran all three of which are far-right countries themselves.
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TomClash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-30-11 07:49 AM
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3. This article is from 1996
Odd post for a "lie that won't die." If there is nothing more recent it would seem to be dead and buried.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-30-11 09:49 AM
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Marazinia Donating Member (398 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-11 05:02 PM
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5. William Cooper
William Cooper was a conspiracy writer with some really far fetched theories. However, I gotta give him this much, I read his version of Elders of Zion in Behold a Pale Horse. It had a preface that told readers to ignore the anti-Semitic nonsense. He said the rich and powerful are from all religions and ethnic groups, so read it with that in mind and ask yourselves, if you had that kind of money and power wouldn't you get together with others like you to control the world?

At least that's how I remember it reading. Maybe I'm being too charitable to Mr. Cooper.

Anyway, scapegoating is an old trick. You can't take your frustration and anger out on the ones causing you harm because they'll kill you and dump your carcass in an unmarked grave. But oh hey, now they're telling you it isn't their fault you're hurting, it's that guy's fault over there!

And that guy doesn't look too scary, does he? Because you suffer from a form of Stockholm Syndrome, you really want to believe these powerful forces when they give you an easy out. So you take up your stick and you go hit some poor guy that had nothing to do with your troubles at all and you pretend everything is okay now. That's what this nonsense is all about. That's all it's ever been about.

I just hope people have the guts to turn and face down the ones who are really to blame this time.
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