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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-22-10 02:58 AM
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Jon Stewart: "Is FOX News a Terrorist Command Center?" (Daily Show Video & Related Articles)
Edited on Sun Aug-22-10 03:57 AM by Turborama
Extremist Makeover - Homeland Edition
If Fox News wants to play a game of guilt by association with Imam Rauf, Jon can find Rupert Murdoch's questionable ties to terrorism.
Watch here:

Huffington Post synopsis with embedded links to related pieces by Stewart: Stewart Talks Mosque AGAIN, Beats FOX News At Their Own Game

kpete's OP which deserves multiple Ks&Rs to help it get max exposure: Rupert Murdoch and Fox News are in business with "Terror Mosque" Imam's Principal Patrons

NYT article posted in LBN by 47of74 which deserves multiple Ks&Rs for the same reason: U.S. anti-Islam protest seen as lift for extremists

For anyone who may have missed it: Faux Is Very Dangerous! Their Propaganda War On Islam Is Broadcast Unfiltered ALL OVER THE WORLD

And there's this, from another OP I posted in GDP:

"The real risk is that it will reinforce the impression that the US, contrary to every assurance given since 9/11, is opposed to Islam, period. Which is precisely the argument of a certain Osama bin Laden.


For as David Ramadan, a Republican and an Arab-American, put it on public radio here the other day, "If two blocks is too close, is four blocks acceptable? Or six blocks? Or eight blocks? Does our party believe that one can only practise his or her religion in certain places, which define boundaries, and away from the disapproving glances of some other citizens?"

If that is the case, millions more Muslims around the world will understandably take the view that America believes that Islam is an inferior faith, to be circumscribed and marginalised. The extremists will indeed find new recruits, and the meaning of 9/11 will be eroded. For Ground Zero is indeed a place of unspeakable wickedness, but not a place of Christian martyrdom. Among the victims that day were 300 Muslims as well.
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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-22-10 07:33 AM
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1. K & R
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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-22-10 09:13 AM
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2. Thanks a lot, Scurrilous
And thanks a lot to everyone else who's rec'd, too. :thumbsup: back atcha.
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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-22-10 09:52 AM
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3. Good for Stewart, he probably has more influence over
the way people think at this point, than Faux. I think a constant reminder by everyone who has access to a microphone that Fox is propaganda channel is a very good thing and should have happened years ago before they managed to indoctrinate so many people.

For some reason Democrats seemed to think they had to such up to Fox, which them exactly nowhere. But I remember during the 2004 election when Kerry refused to go on Fox's O'Reilly Show, Billo was stunned and sat there with no Dem. to beat up on. But then, Terry McAuliff decided to go on the show and Billo spent the whole talking praising him for not 'being afraid' to paricipate on Fox, which diminished the impact Kerry's snub had had up to them. I never forgave McAuliff for that.

Alan Grayson does a great job of slamming them also, making no bones about stating the facts about Murdoch's propaganda machine.

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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-22-10 11:48 AM
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Edited on Sun Aug-22-10 12:00 PM by Turborama
"I consider radio to be the most modern and the most crucial instrument for influencing the masses.." was a famous and important quote from Goebbels.


The Volksempfnger (German for "people's receiver") was a range of radio receivers developed by Otto Griessing at the request of Joseph Goebbels.

The purpose of the Volksempfnger-program was to make radio reception technology affordable to the general public. Joseph Goebbels realized the great propaganda potential of this relatively new medium and thus considered widespread availability of receivers highly important.

Volksempfaenger & 1936 Nazi propaganda poster, promoting
the use of the Volksempfnger


More on the use of the radio by Goebbels' "Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda"....


The radio was an important tool in Nazi propaganda and it has been argued that it was the Nazis who pioneered the use of what was still a relatively new technology as a tool of genocide. Certainly the Nazis recognised the importance of radio in disseminating their message and to that end Goebbels approved a scheme whereby the production and distribution of millions of cheap radio sets was subsidised by the government. By the start of the Second World War over 70% of German households had one of these radios, which were deliberately limited in range in order to prevent them picking up foreign broadcasts. These so-called Volksempfnger featured little beyond propaganda and speeches. Radio broadcasts were also played over loudspeakers in public places and workplaces, where listeners were frequently observed by radio wardens.

As well as domestic broadcasts, the Nazi regime also used radio to deliver its message to both occupied territories and enemy states. One of the main targets was the United Kingdom to where William Joyce broadcast regularly, gaining the nickname 'Lord Haw-Haw' in the process. Joyce first appeared on German radio on 6 September 1939 reading the news in English but soon became noted for his often mischievous propaganda broadcasts. Joyce was executed in 1946 for treason. Although the most notorious, and most regularly heard, of the UK propagandists, Joyce was not the only broadcaster, with others such as Norman Baillie-Stewart, Jersey-born teacher Pearl Vardon, British Union of Fascists members Leonard Banning and Susan Hilton, Barry Payne Jones of the Link and Alexander Fraser Grant, whose show was aimed specifically at Scotland, also broadcasting through the 'New British Broadcasting Service'.

Broadcasts were also made to the United States, notably through Robert Henry Best and 'Axis Sally' Mildred Gillars. Best, a freelance journalist based in Vienna, was initially arrested following the German declaration of war on the US but before long he became a feature on propaganda radio, attacking the influence of the Jews in the US and the leadership of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He would later be sentenced to life imprisonment for treason. Gilders, a teacher in Germany, mostly broadcast on similar themes as well as peppering her speech with allegations of infidelity against the wives of servicemen. Her most notorious broadcast was the 'Vision of Invasion' radio play, broadcast immediately prior to D-Day, from the perspective of an American mother who dreamed that her soldier son died violently in Normandy.

France also received broadcasts from Radio-Stuttgart, where Paul Ferdonnet, an anti-Semitic journalist, was the main voice during the Phoney War. Following the occupation Radio Paris and Radio Vichy became the main organs of propaganda, with leading far right figures such as Jacques Doriot, Philippe Henriot and Jean Hrold-Paquis regularly speaking in support of the Nazis. Others who broadcast included Gerald Hewitt, a British citizen who lived most of his life in Paris and had been associated with Action Franaise. The use of domestic broadcasters intended to galvanise support for occupation was also used in Belgium, where Ward Hermans regularly spoke in support of the Nazis from his base in Bremen, and the Italian Social Republic, to where Giovanni Preziosi broadcast a vehemently anti-Semitic show from his base in Munich. Pro-Nazi broadcasts were even heard in North Africa, where Mohammad Amin al-Husayni helped to insure the spread of Nazi ideas in the Arabic language.

Links to references here:

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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-22-10 11:59 AM
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5. No, I had no heard of it, and I don't think it's too radical to say
that Murdoch is today's Goebbels. AIRC, Goebells was not spared from prosecution himself.

I really cannot believe that any media outlet claiming to be delivering news, is not required to have some standards of truth, especially considering what is known about the dangers of lying propaganda from history, not only in Germany, but more recently in Rwanda.

And if Faux is not obligated by our laws to tell the truth, then at the very least they should be required to have a disclaimer stating that people may take what they have to say with a grain of salt.
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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-22-10 12:11 PM
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6. It's the plot of Tomorrow Never Dies
The Bond movie about Rupert Murdoch.
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ihavenobias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-22-10 02:43 PM
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7. # 16. n/t
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and-justice-for-all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-22-10 02:44 PM
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8. Hell yes they are..nt
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