I wrote this in 2004, and it is still pertinent today. SJG
The Goebbels Media
By Stephen J. Gray
“The effective propagandist must be a master of the art of speech, of writing, of journalism, of the poster and of the leaflet. He must have the gift to use the major methods of influencing public opinion such as the press, film and radio to serve his ideas and goals, above all in an age of advancing technology.”
One could argue that the above quote by Nazi propagandist Josef Goebbels is effectively being used by the media today. Just look at the issue of abortion to see how our present day media has turned truth into lies. A display by students of the University of Alberta showed graphic pictures of babies cut to pieces by abortion. The students also showed pictures of other atrocities to let people see how human life had been devalued throughout history.
An article in the Edmonton Journal of March 19, 2004 headlined, “ Offensive images” stated this about the students display:
“The University of Alberta has every right to tell an anti-abortion group it can't post graphic and disturbing pictures in the campus' central square.”
Can you believe the hypocrisy of these so-called defenders of free speech and free expression. They support censorship by saying “graphic and disturbing pictures” should be suppressed. What is their problem? Do they find the truth “disturbing?” What are they trying to tell us? Those pictures of little dismembered and butchered bodies should be disturbing. Of course, the media has perpetuated and covered up the big lie on the atrocity of abortion for so long, that they now believe and defend their own propaganda. We can see the child in the womb on ultrasound. Ethical doctors perform surgery on the child in the womb to correct any complications; yet, our propaganda merchants will not print the facts that abortion kills a baby, or show pictures of the slaughter. The propaganda article goes on to say:
“The question at issue here is not the morality of abortion, but rather, the right of people in a community not to be bombarded by offensive material…. The fact that the anti-abortion posters distort reality makes them all the more unsuitable.”
Here we have our media propagandists going into journalistic outrage, saying people are being “bombarded by offensive material.” Which raises the question. What could be more offensive than babies being killed and the media suppressing the information? One has to ask these “investigative journalists” and writers of “truth:” Is killing and cutting to pieces or poisoning by a saline solution the innocent child in the womb, not a “heinous” and severe crime? Some babies have been born alive after an abortion, but are left to die. Our searchers for truth in the media keep these facts suppressed. The article also states:
“Not only are the images stomach-churning in their explicitness, their distortion of the truth might well be offensive to some. The likening of abortion to some of history's most heinous events is, at best, an extreme overstatement. At worst, the comparison undermines the severity of those crimes.”
Note the propaganda words, “distortion of the truth.” Showing pictures of actual happenings is “offensive.” The killing of the defenseless child in the womb is offensive and heinous. History will surely ask the question: How could a civilized society commit these abominable acts on their young and call the act “choice?” These word warriors of propaganda journalism will go down in history as being complicit. The “truth” dispensers then go on to state that the students, “…are doing the pictoral (sic) equivalent of standing in the quad with a megaphone, screaming epithets at passersby.” Well, well, well, if that isn’t a statement of media propaganda and a distortion of the evidence. Herr Goebbels himself would surely award them a prize for that piece of imaginative disinformation. When you don’t like the truth tell a big lie and slander the students. The only “screaming” in this whole affair of suppression of free speech and free expression comes from the so-called “free press,” as can be witnessed by the journalistic frenzy they have worked themselves into.
What we are seeing and reading in this country is a deliberate attempt to suppress free speech and free expression. These attacks are aided and abetted by most of the media. There are a few that tell it like it is, but only a few. The rest feed the people propaganda from their portals of publishing. We have heard people say, about the various atrocities that have happened over the years, “Why didn’t people speak out? How could this be allowed to happen?” These young students should be praised for speaking out and for having the courage to do so. The fact that they have been virulently attacked shows their message is hitting home. The child in the womb cries out for justice.
The barbarity and the attempts to hide the killing of the child in the womb could be called a conspiracy. Why else would many so-called investigative journalists ignore the scientific and medical facts of the humanity of the unborn child? Why else would any journalists describe these truthful pictures of the killing of these children as “offensive images?” These kinds of words surely give credence to the belief that propaganda pours forth from The Goebbels Media.
Stephen J. Gray
March 28, 2004.
Some info on the Author: Stephen J. Gray is a writer and researcher on various topics. He published a newsletter for 11 years exposing the misuse of trade union time and money.
To see the truth about abortion go to: http://www.abortionNO.org