Aug. 9, 1999 - "Peace" 29
Washington 1. Clinton, Albright Create New Propaganda Agency
Belgrade 2. Rebirth of the B2 (Bomber)-B92 Radio: "Voice of
Soros," Ready to Pick Up Where NATO Left off - Bomb
Serbia with Globalist Propaganda
N.E. England 3. NATO and Hitler Parallels
1. Clinton, Albright Create New Propaganda Agency
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 - Do you think there is not enough truth, and too much spin, put out by the Washington "lie and deny" news spinners? Do you think that the U.S. government should back away from its neo-imperial global foreign policy, so its spokesmen won't have to "lie and deny" so much?
If you do, then think again. For, the Clinton administration thinks just the opposite - that it has lost the media war in the Kosovo war. Dismayed by a lack of propaganda success and a worldwide backlash against the U.S. over NATO's attack on Serbia, the Clinton administration "is striking back with an information offensive of its own: a State Department unit that will control the flow of government news overseas, especially during crises," the Associated Press reported on Aug. 8.
"Sounds like they're worried too many people don't buy their B.S.," said Sandy Rice, a TiM reader from Houston, Texas, enclosing the AP story. "You and a few others like you are mainly responsible for that. Keep up the good work!"
Here's an excerpt from the AP report:
TiM Ed.: Let's see you engage in criminal activities and you're caught in the act; not by the police, but by a reporter who writes a story about your misdeeds. So what do you do?
If you're a novice criminal, chances are you'd be chastened by the experience, and try to reform and go straight. If you're a hardened criminal, you will lie and deny everything, lash out at the reporter, or maybe even assault him. But if you're a really big mobster, you'll try to bribe or intimidate the publisher into retracting the story. And if that doesn't work, then you'll buy or start your own media organization, give it a three letter acronym as the name, and run it on the basis of the "lie and deny" truth ethics.
Well, at least now we know what sort of criminals are running our federal government: the biggest kind!
By the way, that's exactly how the news was spun in the communist countries of Eastern Europe after WW II. The government owned and controlled everything through a centralized lie factory, usually named "Agit-Prop" (Agitation and Propaganda), or "Cominform" (Communist Information Bureau), or just "Informbureau."
If you want your media to tell the truth, you don't have to tell the editors or reporters what to say. Just act in a way which would not embarrass you or your country. But if you want to spread lies and propaganda to cover up your criminal activities, the first step is to centralize the flow of information, and funnel it through a censor's filter.
So the only difference between then and now is that the Clinton administration has come up with a shorter name - IPI, in keeping up with the fashion of the day (CNN, NBC, ABC, BBC, ITN, SKY, etc.). For all intents and purposes, however, the IPI, broadcasting its lies and denials from the Kremlin on the Potomac, will still stand for International Propaganda Informbureau.
Let us hope that Clinton's IPI is as "successful" as its predecessor communist sister agencies. Thanks to the Internet - the Homo Sapiens' liberator from official lies and news suppression, and the equalizer in mankind's battle for truth and liberty - a quick demise of this communist era relic is a certainty.
2. Rebirth of the B2 (Bomber)-B92 Radio: "Voice of Soros," Ready to Pick Up Where NATO Left Off - Bomb Serbia with Globalist Propaganda
BELGRADE, Aug 8 - Belgrade's Radio B92 has been hailed in the West as an "independent" radio station. And bemoaned as a great loss for freedom and democracy when it was shut down by Slobodan Milosevic's government, during the national emergency called NATO's war on Serbia.
Well, Radio B92 is apparently on the air again, under the name B2-92. The new name at a minimum shows a lack of marketing savvy on the part of its owners and editors. Instead opting for a Shakespearean association which the "2B-92" name might have provided; they chose the "B2" bomber inference. The "B2" bombers will live in infamy for generations. And not only because a "B2" bomber hit the Chinese embassy on May 7, but even more so because they helped terrorize an entire nation for 79 days. Great start, B2 (Bomber)-92!
The new B2 (Bomber)-92 can be expected to pick up where NATO left off - and bomb the Serbian population with the globalist propaganda. One reason is that it is financed by George Soros, a champion of globalism and interventionism. Which prompted Prof. J.P. Maher of Chicago, who used to teach linguistics at the Northeastern Illinois University, to dub the Belgrade radio station as the "Voice of Soros."
Complementing Prof. Maher's view is the following piece by Paul Treanor which sheds a new light on the B2 (Bomber)-92's "independence:"
TiM Ed.: The only thing we can add to the above comments is that just over a year ago, the TiM editor met with Veran Matic, 37, the B92 news and programming director, at his office in Belgrade. We did not know at the time that B92 was financed by Soros, but the whiff of globalism unmistakably emanated from Matic's comments.
The Serbs and journalists worldwide may also be interested in knowing that Kati Marton, Richard Holbrooke's wife, was one of Matic's friends and idols, he boasted in our conversation. Marton, a New York media personality and former wife of ABC's Peter Jennings, is also president of the Committee to Protect Journalists. Yet she remained silent while NATO bombed the Serb TV buildings in Belgrade and Novi Sad, killing scores of innocent people (see "Kati Marton's Double Standard," and "Holbrooke Under Attack at Media Dinner; NBC's Brokaw Muzzles Colleague" - S99-55, Day 33, Items 4 and 5, Apr. 25, and S99-50, Day 30, Item 3, Apr. 22 and S99-51, Day 31, Update 1, Item 1, Apr. 23).
In other words, with friends like Marton and Holbrooke, do either the Serbs or the journalists really need enemies? With "independent" radio stations like the B2 (Bomber)-92, the Belgrade listeners can only look forward to Serb language audio editions of the CNN or IPI broadcasts.
3. NATO and Hitler Parallels
NORTHEASTERN ENGLAND, Aug. 4 - A TiM reader from Northeastern England has sent us a copy of her letter, "Hear All Sides," published by the Northern Echo (http://www.nen.co.uk), a local paper. "I had kept it short deliberately so that there would be less of it for them to botch up as is usually the case," explained Bethany Megan Robinson, contributing the same comment to TiM. "So I was happy to see that it has appeared in it's original state as submitted by me." So here it is:
Bethany Megan Robinson, Northeastern England
Also, check out... Truth in Media Statement on the Kosovo War, "Wither Dayton, Sprout New War?", "On the Brink of Madness", "Tragic Deja Vu's," "Seven U.S. Senators Suggest Ouster of Milosevic", "Biting the Hand That Feeds You", "A Balkan Affairs Potpourri", "Put the U.N. Justice on Trial", "International Justice 'Progresses' from Kidnapping to Murder", "Milosevic: 'A Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery'...", "Kosovo Lie Allowed to Stand", "New World Order's Inquisition in Bosnia", "Kosovo Heating Up", "Decani Monastery Under Siege?", "Murder on Wall Street", "Kosovo: 'Bosnia II', Serbia's Aztlan", "What If the Shoe Were on the Other Foot?", "Serb WW II General Exhonerated by British Archives," "Green Interstate - Not Worth American Lives", "An American Hero or Actor of the Year?" (A June '95 TiM story) and/or "Clinton arme secrètement les musulmans bosniaques", "Kocevje: Tito's Greatest Crime?", "Perfidious Albion Strikes Again, Aided by Uncle Sam"
Or Djurdjevic's WASHINGTON TIMES columns: "Chinese Dragon Wagging Macedonian Tail," "An Ugly Double Standard in Kosovo Conflict?", "NATO's Bullyboys", "Kosovo: Why Are We Involved?", and "Ginning Up Another Crisis"