In the Fox Movietone newsreels and outtakes of Nazi rallies, says Herzstein, “one senses the enthusiasm, the communion between leader and masses?. Hitler is often seen standing in the presence of his friend and foreign press chief Ernst Hanfstaengl, apparently oblivious to the prying movie camera?. Hitler, in part a media creation, was better equipped to manipulate the masses by putting them on the movie screen. He made them part of the media action, and the outtakes show us how that was done.” (Herzstein, p. 317) Hitler’s rivals and adversaries, including his predecessor as chancellor, von Papen, the Austrian leader Dollfuss, and the Social Democrat Dittman all appear in the Fox footage in a negative or unflattering light by comparison.
One big fan of Fox Movietone News was the Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini, who was given the opportunity to make one of his famous bravura speeches for the Fox camera. According to Herzstein, one of the first sound newsreels shown in the United States depicted Mussolini in March 1929 speaking in English directly to the American people, saying: “Your talking newsreel has tremendous possibilities. Let me speak through it in twenty cities in Italy once a week and I need no other power.” (Herzstein, p. 318) In the mind of the Duce, newsfilm was thus already the handmaiden of fascist power. Herzstein’s extensive survey of the Fox Movietone archive for 1930-1935 apparently yielded no examples of any criticism or unfavorable coverage of the fascist dictators, since none is mentioned in his article.
If we do not remember the past, we may end up repeating it, as infants, states the conclusion.
If the past is deliberately erased before it's forgotten, as with the fake al-Qaeda events, does humanity split into infants and old folks?
Webster Tarpley normally tears apart the intelligence network, but very smoothly dances over the falsified victims, fake television and the like. It makes me think he is a very high level dupe (or perp?) indeed - allowed to admit the truth of TV fakery but unable to go into the details of just exactly what is so fake about it all.
Still, a perp has to type some truth to get credibility, and a dupe might get some things right ... and this article about Fox and propaganda is worth chewing on.