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Michael Walsh




 "History will judge the Press generally to have been the principle cause of war. . . of all Germans, believe it or not, Hitler is the most moderate as far as Danzig and the Corridor are concerned." -- Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain, 16th August, 1939
"I would feel confident if it were not for the British Press, or at any rate that section of it which is inspired by an intelligentsia which hates Hitler and the Nazis so much that they see red whatsoever the facts are, or by alarmists by profession and Jews." -- Neville Henderson, British Ambassador to Berlin
"Scarcely a day passes without the Press slinging mud at Germany. The British Press is almost unanimous in agreeing that our erstwhile enemies are out for revenge, that the members of the Nazi government are thugs, thieves, liars, and even murderers; that nothing good can come out of the German government; that it would be better to march into that country now and crush the Nazis rather than wait until they have re-armed. Every item of news is falsified and exaggerated to meet the exigencies of a lying campaign." -- G.E.O. Knight, In Defence Of Germany


"Whilst by their over emphasis the Press may be blunting the edge of anti-German feeling at home, they are inflaming anti-British feeling in Germany and elsewhere. The most scurrilous and insulting references are made to leaders, who, though no doubt accurately described as dictators, are equally heads of foreign states; references which can only exacerbate an already strained situation. This sort of thing passes as a gesture of 'democracy' or 'peace', I am not clear which." -- Sidney Rogerson, The Next War
"Not a few of the foreign correspondents I met in Berlin were feeling rather sore at the ruthless manner their editors had misinterpreted -- that was the word used -- their telegraphed messages. The campaign of 'assaults' on foreigners in Germany had the effect of keeping thousands of tourists out of the country. . ." -- G.E.O. Knight, In Defence of Germany
"The British public, ever slow to understand the truth, is now asking nasty questions. Was it all true? Who was behind the 'atrocity' stories? Is the British Press controlled by Jews? In whose hands lies the power of Fleet Street? . . . should the public be permitted to know that Germany is the only country that has honoured the Treaty of Versailles, whilst the ex-allies and associated powers have no intention, whatever, now nor in the immediate future, of carrying out the most vital clauses of that instrument -- their own disarmament." -- G.E.O. Knight, In Defence of Germany
"Nine-tenths of all the difficulties under which we are suffering can be traced to malicious news reports." -- Dr. Dietrich, German Secretary of State


"I would feel disposed to make it a legal offence for any foreign correspondent in the country to which he is accredited, to send false or exaggerated accounts of happenings when his sole objective is to do harm to that country because his own government is pursuing a policy calculated to bring discredit on it for political purposes. . . " -- G.E.O. Knight. In Defence of Germany


Journalists with their professional accreditation, freedom to go anywhere, see anyone, ask questions, are ideally placed and suited for the purpose of espionage abroad and that of the role of agent provocateur wherever.

The British establishment and not the least the British Press are notorious for harbouring political moles not only acting on behalf of the KGB but a wide diversity of 'foreign interest' paymasters.

"The Foreign Office is well aware that quite a number of men attached to newspapers in foreign countries are employed for the purpose of espionage. . . in the course of my wanderings around the foreign capitals I have met newspaper men who have openly boasted of having been employed in this and that country's secret service, who have accepted the hospitality of people whom they have wantonly betrayed.

"That, you will argue, is all part of the business. But it seems to me a pity that foreign correspondents should not be above suspicion and devote themselves to specific jobs and their specific jobs alone." -- G.E.O. Knight, In Defence of Germany


"A newspaper has three things to do. One is to amuse, another is to entertain, and the rest is to mislead." -- British Foreign Minister, Ernest Bevin, London Conference of Foreign Ministers, February 10th, 1946


"Unhappily, bad feeling between nations is fomented daily by poisonous propaganda in the Press and by other means. I cannot help feeling that if only we halt this war of words and some action is taken which would tend to restore confidence of the people in the peaceful intentions of all the statesmen of Europe -- if only that could be done, then I still feel that I know of no question that could not and should not be solved by peaceful discussions.

"The gain would be enormous. On the other hand, if war should come, whichever side may claim ultimate victory, nothing is more certain than the victor and vanquished would glean a gruesome harvest of human misery and suffering." -- Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain, July 1939


"Many a time public opinion has been poisoned by untruthful statements in the Press, and by that irresponsible sensationalism which endangers the peace of nations."

In his Reichstag speech after five years of National Socialism, Chancellor Hitler spoke of this open wound in the life of the nations. He gave a clear answer to those who incite the public, and appealed to the governments not only to make international arrangements to prevent the dropping of explosive, poison-gas and inflammable bombs, but also to stop the publication of all newspapers which have an even deadlier effect on international relations. . .

"I have received many letters from journalists who agreed with me. These are proof that many press men are working under the compulsion of circumstances. It is the same with many democratic statesmen as with many journalists. They have long recognised the depressing Press problem, but dare not deal with it." -- Adolf Hitler
"Day after day the bourgeois world are witnesses to the phenomenon of spreading poison among the people through the instrumentality of the theatre and the cinema, gutter journalism and obscene books; and yet that are astonished at the deplorable 'moral standards' and 'national indifference' of the masses. As if the cinema bilge and gutter Press and suchlike could inculcate knowledge of the greatness of one's country, apart entirely from the earlier education of the individual." -- Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, p.29


"Thus, M. Lebrun, the French President seriously warned the editors of his country not to abuse the so-called Press freedom at their annual meeting of the French Journalists Organisation, on February 8th, 1937."
"One should never forget the regrettable effects of false reports, which might threaten that international harmony among the nations, for which one should work more than ever, and jeopardise the peace desired by all."


"At a lunch of the Foreign Press Association in Paris, the French Foreign Minister, M. Delbos, recently spoke against the custom of issuing false or unfair reports, stating that the common duty of the Press in all lands was to allay the fever which had arisen. The Press would have, he continued, to do more for the reconciliation of their nations than their separation."


"According to the Prague Press of April, 21st, 1935, the Czech President Benesch asked whether it was possible to overlook the fact that the moral state of our generation was being ruined by the revolutionary, demagogic, immoral, corruptible, sensational, etc. points of view and aims which guided the Press."


"In an address before the Irish branch of the Institute of Journalists, President deValera asked whether the freedom of the Press should or should not be restricted. He said that the expression 'freedom of the Press' must have a reasonable explanation, and might not be regarded as meaning power without responsibility. . . the nation would have to be protected against the abuse of the influence of the Press."


"I should be happy if all belonged to the kind who serve their people by preparing the way for truth. One saying may also be quoted, which also applies to the correspondent abroad: 'Respect everyone's country, but love your own."


"In 1913, the American journalist, John Swinton, stated at the Annual Meeting of the American Press Association that there was no independent Press in America, apart from the papers in small provincial towns. He went on to say that the fact was known to everyone, but that no one dared to express an opinion about it, while it would never appear in print if he did.

"The man who was mad enough to write his own personal opinion would soon be out on the street. A New York journalist had to lie and to sit at the feet of Mammon. He had to sell himself and his nation for the sake of his daily bread. The speaker concluded by referring to journalists as the tools and vassals of the rich who sat behind the scenes and pulled the strings. The time and talents of journalists belonged to them, and Press men were mental prostitutes." -- Dr. Otto Dietrich, The Press and World Politics

"A New York firm of publishers recently brought out a book entitled, The Washington Correspondent, in which some extremely interesting statements appeared. The author records the answers to a questionnaire placed before several hundred journalists.

The question of how far the freedom of a journalist extended was often laconically answered to the effect that everyone knew they had to write what their editors wanted, or that they would be thrown out of the editorial departments if they did not write what was wanted. The writer of the book, Leo C. Roston, remarks that in a society where freedom is a nice slogan, limited by economic reality, a clear conscience is a luxury restricted to those who have enough money to refuse a compromise at the expense of their personal ideals."

"This book was not written by National Socialists, but published in the United States, would be excellent reading for those who believe they can reproach us with lack of Press freedom." -- Dr. Otto Dietrich, The Press and World Politics
"The freedom of the Press is a phantom, a mere label. There is not, and never has been, freedom of the Press in any part of the world." -- Ferdinand Lunberg, America's 60 Families
"Half a dozen men controlling the film industry (Hollywood) were bent on inflaming the American people to clamour for war." -- Senator Clark, 10th September, 1941
"It is not only the dictators who are sensitive to criticism. Already the pitch has been reached in Great Britain where it is considered bigoted or reactionary to do other than praise the Jews for their industry and ability. Few papers will risk any attack on the Jews, however well-founded, for fearing of appearing even distantly anti-Semitic." -- Sidney Rogerson, The Next War
"Appearing before a Senate Committee investigating propaganda in films, he (Senator B.C Clark) said the industry was turning out dozens of pictures to infect the minds of their audiences with hatred and to arouse their emotions. America's 17,000 cinemas virtually constitute daily and nightly mass meetings for war." -- Daily Express, September 11th, 1941
"There is scarcely a newspaper or reputable review in this country that will open its columns to the realities of the German situation; indeed, anything that is favourable to the Hitler regime is turned down by the British Press with scorn." -- G.E.O. Knight, In Defence of Germany
"Money is easier made by lying than by telling the truth. The Press has been responsible for numerous wars." -- Dr. Otto Dietrich, German Secretary of State


"Not a few Jews found these statements (Samuel Untermeyer's) and many others far too strong to swallow. They were so startling that some American associations made direct enquiries. Judge John Payn, Chairman of the American Red Cross and the League of Red Cross Societies, had received a report from the German Red Cross, which said:
"The reports of atrocities which have been spread abroad for reasons of political propaganda are in no way in accordance with the facts. Arbitrary and unauthorised acts, a few of which occurred in the first days of the national revolution, have been effectively stopped by energetic measures on the part of the government." -- German Red Cross


"All such reports are pure inventions. The Central Union states emphatically that German Jewry cannot be held responsible for these inexcusable distortions which deserve the severest condemnation." -- Central Union of German Citizens of Jewish Faith, March 25th, 1933
"Lurid as were the details of bodily mistreatment, it must be emphatically stated that this form of National Socialist attack on Jewry was exaggerated by the foreign Press far out of proportion to its importance in the German anti-German movement and was a far removed from the general tone of German life as Negro lynchings in our south is from normal American life." -- John B. Holt, American observer in Germany
"The alleged anti-Jewish activities in Germany, which people are taking pains to make known to the world, are in substance such that the most stupid reader of the most mendacious boulevard paper can not be taken in. There is an excess of lies and slander which simply negates itself. One can almost do nothing better in the interests of a real enlightenment concerning the developments in Germany than to disseminate these lies in the world and also in Germany itself." -- Karl Rauch, (anti-National Socialist), Die Literarische Welt, February 23rd, 1933


"In no country has the historical blackout been more intense and effective than in Great Britain. Here, it has been ingenuously christened, 'The Iron Curtain of Discreet Silence', by the able English lawyer and historian of warfare, Frederick J.P Veale. Virtually nothing has been written to reveal the truth about British responsibility for the Second World War and its disastrous results." -- Harry Elmer Barnes


"For twenty-years a Birmingham M.P., Boyle has a deep interest in the Chamberlain family. . . he also disclosed that the British version of the famous film in which Hitler skips with joy at the defeat of France was doctored by us for propaganda purposes. Hitler's tread that day was in fact remarkably sober." -- Sunday Telegraph, 26th March, 1972
"The Press is our greatest evil." -- Thomas Moore, M.P., House of Commons, May 25th,1938


"The rest of the world, however, whom we have done no wrong and whom we ask nothing but to be left to go our way in peace, has for months past been engaged in spreading lying reports and slander about us.

"During the time that a national revolution was taking place in Germany, which, unlike the French and Russian revolutions, did not indulge in human carnage or murder hostages, did not, as in the times of the rising in Paris and of the red revolutionaries in Bavaria and Hungary, destroy buildings and works of art by fire, but which, on the contrary, did not smash a single shop window, and neither plundered shops nor damaged houses." -- Adolf Hitler

"Unscrupulous agitators have been at work spreading atrocity stories which can only be compared with those lies that were fabricated by the same instigators at the beginning of the Great War." -- Adolf Hitler
"Nine-tenths of the difficulties under which we are suffering can be traced in malicious news reports." -- M. Vladimir d'Ormesson, Confidence in Germany, 1928
"Calumny reigns supreme in the country. Daily exaggerations weaken public opinion and overthrow it. In certain spheres, money plays an unholy role. Certain financial and economic groups are able to destroy mankind at will." -- M. Henry Cheron, French Keeper of the Seal, November 13th, 1934
"Realising the position the Fuhrer clearly stated in May, 1936, at a meeting of the Reichstag that all attempts to relax this international tension would be in vain as long as successful measures were not taken to avoid the pollution of international public opinion by irresponsible poisoners." -- Dr. Otto Dietrich, German Secretary of State.

[Note - JP: It would be appropriate at the end of this chapter to quote from the "Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion" regarding their power over the Press. You'll see what an important part it plays in their deadly 'game'.  

From Protocol No. 2:

"In the hands of the States of today there is a great force that creates the movement of thought in the people, and that is the Press. The part played by the Press is to keep pointing out requirements supposed to be indispensable, to give voice to the complaints of the people, to express and create discontent.
"It is in the Press that the triumph of freedom of speech finds its incarnation.
"But the goyim States have not known how to make use of this force; and it has fallen into our hands. Through the Press we have gained the power to influence while remaining ourselves in the shade."

From Protocol No. 7:

". . . We must compel the governments of the goyim to take action in the direction favoured by our widely-conceived plan already approaching the desired consummation, [written 100 years ago] by what we shall represent as public opinion, secretly prompted by us through the means of that so-called "Great Power" -- the Press, which, with a few exceptions that may be disregarded, is already entirely in our hands.

"In a word, to sum up our system of keeping the governments of the goyim in Europe in check, we shall show our strength to one of them by terrorist attempts and to all, if we allow the possibility of a general rising against us we shall respond with the guns of America or China or Japan."

And from Protocol No. 12, this is a bit protracted; however it does demonstrate the immense power they wield by using the "26 soldiers of lead". And this should bring home to our reader the gift received when their plan is made clear, as well as the gift of a book such as this Witness To History, by Michael Walsh:

"We shall deal with the press in the following way. What is the part played by the press today? It serves to excite and inflame those passions which are needed for our purpose or else it serves selfish ends of parties. It is often vapid, unjust, mendacious, and the majority of the public have not the slightest idea what ends the press really serves.

"We shall saddle and bridle it with a tight curb: we shall do the same also with all productions of the printing press [i.e. books, magazines, pamphlets, etc.], for where would be the sense of getting rid of the attacks of the press if we remain targets for pamphlets and books?

"The produce of publicity, which nowadays is a source of heavy expense owing to the necessity of censoring it, will be turned by us into a very lucrative source of income to our State. . .

"No one shall with impunity lay a finger on the aureole of our government infallibility. The pretext for stopping any publication will be the alleged plea that it is agitating the public mind without occasion or justification. I beg you to note that among those making attacks upon us will also be organs established by us, but they will attack exclusively points that we have pre-determined to alter.

"Not a single announcement will reach the public without our control. Even now this is already attained by us inasmuch as all news items are received by a few agencies in whose offices they are focused from all parts of the world. These agencies will then be already entirely ours and will give publicity only to what we dictate to them. . .

"All of our newspapers will be of all possible complexions -- aristocratic, republican, revolutionary, even anarchical -- for so long, of course, as the constitution exists. . .

"They will have a finger on any one of the public opinions required. When a pulse quickens these hands will lead opinion in the direction of our aims, for an excited patient loses all power of judgment and easily yields to suggestions. Those fools who will think they are repeating the opinion of a newspaper of their own camp will be repeating our opinion or any opinion that seems desirable for us."

This tirade continues on stating how they will use the press to attack themselves and give the 'impression' that there is, in fact, free speech, while all the time it will be them, manipulating the minds of the stupid goyim who believe they are following the lines of their party. With that control over a hundred years ago, be clear that there is nothing today, nor form of media nor entertainment that emanates from the mainstream that will not carry their message into the minds of the unsuspecting.  

Next -- Chapter 11 -- BUT BY JINGO WHEN WE DO

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