Friday, March 11, 2011


National Prayer Network

By Harmony Daws
10 Mar 10

National Public Radio executive Ron Schiller nodded in agreement when an apparently Muslim speaker said, “ Jews do kind of control the media or, I mean, certainly the Zionists and the people who have the interests in swaying media coverage toward a favorable direction of Israel.” (This would be what we call The Israel Lobby, powerful both in Washington and in the halls of media, to blame for incredibly biased reporting.) Another NPR exec said “that’s good” when NPR was praised as “National Palestine Radio.” Schiller then said Zionist influence doesn't exist at NPR, but "it's there in those who own newspapers obviously." Obviously he is right. This is a proven fact, easily available to anyone who does a little research. This Wikipedia list is only partial, but it gives a brief, unbiased glimpse into Jewish media influence, click here for list .

Schiller had to know he was breaking cardinal rules. Proud Jewish Americans do boast about the Jewish origins of Hollywood and big media. (See Joel Stein’s article for an example, How Jewish is Hollywood?) But it is not permitted to speak negatively about the fact of Jewish majority ownership of American media, and Gentiles are not allowed to mention it. If they do, they are called “anti-Semitic.”

The “apparent Muslims” speaking to Schiller were undercover, pretending to be part of the Muslim Brotherhood for a muckraking job by James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas. They have now exposed the “anti-Semitism” of these NPR executives.

The Zionist Organization of America—the oldest Israel advocacy group in America—is calling for American Jews to demand the government cut federal funding of NPR. ZOA head Morton Klein called for fellow Jews to stop giving money to NPR. Yesterday ADL broke its silence and demanded an apology from the departing NPR exec. Immediately after the controversy, NPR head Vivian Schiller (no relation to Ron) resigned under pressure to do so. But falling on her sword may not have been enough. Colorado Republican Doug Lamborn is heading “full speed ahead” to follow the ZOA’s advice and push for defunding of NPR. I’m all for defunding the $400 million yearly that NPR should never have gotten from taxpayers, especially since Ron Schiller also said scathing things about red-state Americans and NPR has consistently shown its bias for the left. But Zionist loyalties are not a good motivation. This is yet another example of publicly flogging anyone who falls off the high wire of publicly acceptable speech about Jews and Israel.

Schiller isn’t alone in daring to break the rules. Wayne Madsen is a freelance DC-based investigative journalist ( He specializes in intelligence and international affairs and has written for The Village Voice, Counterpunch, The Progressive and American Conservative and has authored five books. To further decorate his resume, Madsen has been criticized by CBS, Salon and Atlantic Monthly as a conspiracy theorist. Considering the one-sided, bigoted view of mainstream media, this should be considered a compliment.

Right-of-center news sites now have published an exclusive interview with Madsen by Kourosh Ziabari of Foreign Policy Journal. (It was published in the lesser known of the two Foreign Policy Journals, .) After many statements about international affairs, Madsen said bluntly:

The Israeli Lobby owns the Congress, media, Hollywood, Wall Street, both political parties, and the White House. This kind of talk will get people fired by this lobby, as we have seen recently with White House correspondent Helen Thomas and CNN anchor Rick Sanchez. However, many Americans are growing tired of the arrogance of the Israel Lobby and their bigoted attitudes toward anyone who challenges their influence-peddling and their ridiculous insistence that Israel must be supported because of some ancient fairy tales involving some tribes who wandered the deserts of the Middle East and saw and heard non-existent things because of sun stroke, drinking bad water, and smoking local hallucinogenic plants.

Madsen clearly has arrogant disdain for religion or Christianity. But that doesn’t erase the validity of his remarks. Evangelical Christians by and large do support Israel because of misinterpreting Jehovah’s promise of the Holy Land to Jews—not because of a clear-eyed view of Israel’s role in foreign affairs or the Middle East. And the journalist is correct: It has been amply proven that Congress, media, Hollywood, Wall Street and the political right and left all bow to the liberal Jewish interpretation of reality. Just look at the last few weeks.

Fashion designer John Galliano is standing trial and facing a potential six months in prison—after already being fired from his prestigious position with Dior—for drunken statements about Jews. If he had made boozy, over-medicated statements about Communists, white people or Christians, the story wouldn’t even have made headlines. Galliano’s insults included “filthy whore” and “f---ing Asian bastard,” but slamming prostitutes or Asians won’t send you to jail. Offending Jews can. Rather bravely, Jewish lawyer Stephane Zerbib is defending Galliano, despite numerous threatening messages from his outraged co-religionists.

The Jewish Telegraph Agency offers this concise summary of the Galliano and Charlie Sheen events. JTA notes that both incidents “didn’t quite follow the script” of a public figure stepping out of line about the Jews, being condemned by ADL, apologizing and being absolved. Galliano got in even hotter water, getting fired and facing trial. But Sheen demanded an apology from ADL and then claimed he’s Jewish himself. A lawyer wrote to Sheen’s counsel on behalf of ADL, refusing to retract Foxman’s statements. At this point, Sheen has gone far off the rails—actually waving a machete from the rooftop of his apartment. It can be argued that the League has come out in a bad light, stooping to the paranoia of criticizing a man who is clearly chemically deranged and not winning anyone’s respect.

If speaking the truth (Schiller, Madsen) or drunken lunatic insults (Galliano, Sheen) are the height of current “anti-Semitism” in America, then does ADL’s Foxman really earn his $500,000+ salary?

Harmony Daws is a writer for National Prayer Network. To greater understand the illogic behind hate laws, read her article “Top Eleven Reasons You Should Fight Hate Laws.”

Rev. Ted Pike is director of the National Prayer Network, a Christian/conservative watchdog organization.

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