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Re: Media bias, control, & censorship / quotes of note

Postby Lamprecht » 1 month 1 week ago (Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:36 pm)

Jewish revisionist Israel Shamir, from a Talk given in the House of Lords, Westminster, on February 23, 2005:
London became a faceless cosmopolitan city, your cinema is destroyed, your streets are taken by international chains of shops, your newspapers belong to Zionists...
your media, the mind and the nervous system of the nation, is hijacked by Zionists...
In my book – that is the one I came to promote – I try to explain why the Jews have a special place in the Imperial conscience. Superficially, one can explain it by personalities, by the special position of the Neo-cons in Washington and of the Jewish media-lords in the US and elsewhere. Jews indeed own, control and edit a big share of mass media, this mainstay of Imperial thinking...
There are friends and enemies of the Empire in all your major political parties, and equally all the parties are Zionist-infiltrated.
http://www.unz.com/ishamir/jews-and-the-empire/ or https://archive.is/LJzne



Israeli journalist and activist Uri Avnery:
Aren't the utterances of the prime minister of Malaysia, Mahathir bin Muhammad, about the Jews controlling the world, anti-Semitic?
Yes and no. They certainly illustrate the difficulty of pinning anti-Semitism down. From a factual point of view, the man was right when he asserted that the Jews have a far bigger influence than their percentage of the world's population alone would warrant. It is true that the Jews have a large influence on the policy of the United States, as well as on the American and international media.
Uri Avnery, 2004, 'Identifying the virus : Who is anti-Semitic, and who is not' https://archive.is/5pEMM#selection-457.1-461.481



From the 2nd edition of:
Thomas Dalton: Debating the Holocaust—A New Look at Both Sides
https://holocausthandbooks.com/index.php?page_id=32
Media Dominance

The Jewish role in American media has long been a topic of discussion. In the early 1920s, Henry Ford issued a number of scathing critiques of Jewish control in newspapers, radio, theater, and motion pictures.209 In the midst of World War Two, Joseph Goebbels commented on their influence in his personal diary: “Some statistics are given to me on the proportion of Jews in American radio, film, and press. The percentage is truly frightening. Jewry controls 100% of the film business, and between 90 and 95% of press and radio.” 210 Though perhaps an exaggeration, such numbers give some indication of Jewish dominance at the time.

Without question, their role has strengthened over time. As a general measure we can refer to Lipset and Raab’s (1995: 27) claim that nearly 60 percent of leading directors, producers, and writers, in both television and cinema, are Jews. This is reflected in Jewish influence in the major media corporations. Here are the largest in the United States, along with their leading executives:

1) Time-Warner: Jeff Bewkes, Jeff Zucker.

2) Disney: Robert Iger (for the previous 20 years, Michael Eisner).

3) 21st Century Fox and News Corp: Rupert, James, and Lachlan Murdoch.

4) Viacom: Sumner Redstone, Philippe Dauman.

5) CBS Corp: Sumner Redstone, Leslie Moonves.

6) Comcast/NBC: Brian Roberts, David Cohen, Mark Lazarus, and Robert Greenblatt.

All these individuals are Jewish. 211 This general power structure has been in place for much of the past three decades.

Of special interest is the status of the three major American television networks, each of which is firmly under Jewish control: Disney owns ABC, Comcast owns NBC, and CBS — previously owned by Viacom — is now an independent but still Jewish-run enteiprise. There are two additional major news channels: CNN and Fox News. CNN is owned by Time-Warner, and Fox News by 21st Century Fox. 212 Thus there are no truly independent major television or news networks left in the US.

Regarding print media, Jewish influence has an especially long history. It goes back at least to the late 19th century, when Adolph Ochs purchased the New York Times in 1896. The Times has been pro-Israel and pro-Zionist ever since; the current owner, publisher and chairman is Arthur Sulzberger. Alsatian Jew Eugene Meyer purchased the Washington Post in 1933. Both the current publisher — his great-granddaughter Katharine Weymouth — and chief editor Martin Baron are Jewish. Until recently purchased by the Zionist Murdoch, the Wall Street Journal was owned by the Jewish Kann family. Mort Zuckerman owns the New York Daily News, the third-largest New York paper. Ownership and management at other major papers have varied recently, but it has widely been observed for years that such papers as the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune have reflexively supported Jewish and Israeli views.

Regarding magazines and journals, the Condé Nast empire — which includes Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Wired, and Vogue — is owned by Samuel ("Si") Newhouse.213 In addition to the New York Daily News, Zuckerman also owns US News and World Report. Other periodicals, such as The New Republic, Commentary, and The Weekly Standard, are chronically pro-Israel and pro-Jewish.

As to radio, perhaps the most striking example is National Public Radio. Anecdotally, the on-air staff at NPR is over half Jewish.214 Is it not uncommon to hear a Jewish program host interviewing a Jewish expert about some other prominent Jewish-American. References to the Holocaust or Judaism pop up frequently, even in stories that have no ostensible connection. And NPR's influence is substantial. Affiliate stations are widely distributed throughout the country, reaching some 26 million listeners. With 860 stations — an average of 17 per state — it is often possible to pick up identical programming on three or more stations simultaneously. In response to charges that NPR is pro-Israel or pro-Jewish, Jewish groups launch counter-attacks, preposterously claiming that it is pro-Muslim or pro-Arab. Station managers thus get complaints from both sides, and thus falsely conclude that their coverage is ‘about right.’ It seems that a strong offense is often the best defense.

Finally, there is considerable Jewish influence in a number of other technology companies which, though not strictly media, nonetheless play an important role in the media infrastructure. The three clearest such examples are (1) Google, run by Sergey Brin and Larry Page; (2) Facebook, with CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg; and (3) Oracle, led by Lany Ellison and co-CEO Safra Catz. Others of significance include Michael Dell, owner and CEO of Dell Computer. Wikipedia, managed by co-founders Jimmy Wales and Lila Tretikov, is notably sensitive to Jewish and Israeli concerns. Participant Media is run by founder Jeff Skoll, formerly of eBay. The software company Asana is run by Facebook castoffs Dustin Moskovitz and Justin Rosenstein. And debate continues to swirl around Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, regarding whether or not he is Jewish.

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208 “Jewish heritage is American heritage” (www.politico.com, 21 May 2013).

200 See Ford’s book The International Jew, which is a collection of weekly essays over a period of some two years. For a good discussion, see Kevin MacDonald s review article in The Occidental Quarterly 2(4).

210 24 April 1942. For the full context see Dalton (2010).

211 With the possible exception of the Murdochs; their ethnicity is uncertain, although Rupert has long been an avid supporter of Israeli and Zionist causes.

212 The Fox name comes from William Fox (1879-1952), the Hungarian-Jewish founder of Fox Films.

213 This, in addition to “dozens of newspapers,” according to Wikipedia.

214 And this does not include non-Jews, such as Cokie Roberts, who have Jewish spouses or relatives.
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Re: Media bias, control, & censorship / quotes of note

Postby Lamprecht » 1 month 6 days ago (Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:48 pm)

A new poll claims 62% of Americans believe that social media monopolies have too much control over the news people see. This poll comes out during a huge, coordinated campaign by these companies to silence any ideas they consider "extreme" or "radical" which is almost exclusively conservative. These comapnies down-rank independent news sources as well as stories reported by mainstream conservative outlets.

Americans Are Wary of the Role Social Media Sites Play in Delivering the News
Article: https://archive.is/ifx7N or https://web.archive.org/web/20191002151 ... -the-news/
Full report (PDF): http://web.archive.org/web/201910051939 ... _FINAL.pdf

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