No one should wonder why the St. Petersburg Times is called "Pravda West." It has a horrid heritage. Its heritage is so horrid that the journalist and historian Dr. Rex Curry (author of "Pledge of Allegiance Secrets") helped launch the Pointer Institute to counter-act the Poynter Institute. http://rexcurry.net/mediapoint.html
The Poynter Institute and the St. Petersburg Times are both examples of why government schools are unconstitutional, and have destroyed a free press, and must end.
Nelson Poynter, son of the founder of the St. Petersburg Times newspaper, and one of the namesakes of the "Poynter Institute," was one of the "point men" in Hollywood for the USA's worst president, the socialist Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR). http://rexcurry.net/socialism-roosevelt.html
Nelson Poynter (1903 – 1978) moved to Florida in 1912 when his father bought the Saint Petersburg Times newspaper. Nelson Poynter began buying stock from his father in 1935, and he became an editor in 1939. He stayed in this position until his father's death in 1953 when he was appointed president. He co-founded the Congressional Quarterly with his wife, Henrietta. He established the Poynter Fund in 1954 to honor his father.
Roosevelt imposed the Office of War Information (OWI) by executive order in June 1942 in order to seize even more control than FDR had from the half-dozen overlapping propaganda agencies that had operated before the war. Infusing movies with propaganda fell to the OWI’s Bureau of Motion Pictures (BMP). The BMP was run by the former newspaperman Lowell Mellett. His deputy was Nelson Poynter, the 39-year-old socialist publisher of the St . Petersburg Times.
Poynter acted as a promoter of socialism in films of the day, censoring anything that was too pro-liberty, and even seeing that movies produced in that era had to pass inspection by the embassy of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics located in New York (see MGM's 1940 movie "Song Of Russia," a blatant propaganda movie glorifying the socialist misery of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics). The Roosevelt administration's Office of War Information (which claimed the right to "comment" on film scripts) had the script for "Song of Russia" vetted by the Embassy of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics!
Similar criticism is merited by Poynter's involvement with film's such as "Hitler's Children" concerning the National Socialist German Workers Party. Note that the title of the film is not "National Socialist Children" and thus evidences a misleading habit similar to one that continues at the St. Petersburg Times newspaper.
Also note this quote written by Robyn Blumner in the St. Petersburg Times: "The [free] market is not the best part of America. Not even close. Our government is the best part – or at least it used to be before the current gang took over."
The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the National Socialist German Workers Party were part of the socialist inquisition that caused the Wholecaust (of which the Holocaust was a part): ~60 million dead under the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; ~50 million dead under the Peoples' Republic of China; ~20 million dead under the National Socialist German Workers' Party.
In 1939, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) joined as allies with the National Socialist German Workers Party (NSGWP) to invade Poland in a plan to divide up Europe. Even after the National Socialist German Workers Party ended, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics continued to pursue (and expand) the goals it had agreed to with the NSGWP.
Poynter-style propaganda lives on today at the the St. Petersburg Times. http://rexcurry.net/medianazi.html
The newspaper employs writers who deliberately use the word "Nazi" in the continuing effort to rehabilitate socialism and to NEVER write the actual name of the horrid Party: National Socialist German Workers' Party. On at least one occasion, after being specifically asked (during the writing of an article) to identify the actual full name of the Party, a St. Petersburg Times writer refused to do so. It is the same propaganda policy employed by Nelson Poynter regarding "Hilter's Children" and other films in order to promote deadly socialism in the U.S. http://rexcurry.net/reciting-the-pledge-of-allegiance1918.jpg
For more on the topic read "Ayn Rand and Song of Russia: Communism and Anti-Communism in 1940s Hollywood" by Robert Mayhew. It recalls Ayn Rand's testimony about the movie "Song of Russia" before the the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947.
Ayn Rand debunked the movie as propaganda for Soviet socialism and deliberate lies about the miserable reality of life under socialism in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. The author Robert Mayhew supports each part of her testimony that indicts the historic mess of the Soviet socialists. Mayhew reveals Rand right in each respect.
Dr. Mayhew even interviewed the surviving co-writer of Song of Russia, ex-"Communist" Richard Collins. The book is a scary revelation about socialist influence in Hollywood - and Washington.
Dr. Mayhew goes beyond the presentation of historical facts. He discusses the political, philosophical and ethical impact of the HUAC investigations regarding free speech, blacklists, "naming names," and truthfulness regarding wartime propaganda, etc. He gives Ayn Rand's views, based in part on previously unpublished work, and his own illuminating analysis.
Dr. Mayhew also reveals the hypocrisy and lies of socialists in Hollywood and of their successors their and in the newspaper business and media everywhere. He refutes their smears of Rand, which continue to this day.
The book also provides even more proof (as if any were needed) that FDR and Herbert Hoover were actually of the same socialist persuasion, the so called Progressives. FDR lied (in order to gain election) about his intention to cut government and then FDR expanded the massive socialism that Hoover had previously launched.
Many newspaper employees are ignorant slow-learners who repeat and perpetuate myths within the populace. Sometimes they act deliberately. The list below enumerates many common areas of ignorance among "news" workers.
Most writers do not know the etymology of the term "Nazi," or they cover it up. Most writers (and their readers) do not know that the National Socialist German Workers Party (NSGWP) did NOT refer to itself as "Nazis"; that the N-word is not in "Mein Kampf" nor in the film "Triumph of the Will" (as two examples), yet the word "socialist" is there in stereotypically droning socialist fashion.
Most readers do not know the etymology of the abbreviation "USSR," and that is because most writers are equally ignorant or cover it up. Newspapers evade the actual name of the former country, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, and they cover up its deadly socialist dogma by substituting terms such as "Soviet."
Most writers do not know when (and where) the world's worst slaughters occurred nor their comparative death tolls (under the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics with ~60 million killed; under the Peoples' Repubic of China with ~50 million killed; under the National Socialist German Workers Party with ~20 million killed). Most newspapers cover up the worst killers of all time (Stalin, Mao and Hitler) and their comparative death tolls. As a consequence, their readers are kept in the dark.
Most writers do not know that the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (under Stalin) joined as allies with the National Socialist German Workers Party (under Hitler) during World War II in 1939 to invade Poland in a pact to divide up Europe. Newspapers also cover up the fact that after the NSGWP ended, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (under Stalin) continued to pursue the violence it had conspired to with the National Socialist German Workers Party (under Hitler).
Most News workers are so ignorant that they do not know that the Pledge was the origin of the salute adopted later by the National Socialist German Workers Party.
Most newspaper writers are so ignorant that they do not even know that the early Pledge used a stiff-armed salute. They did not know that the stiff-arm salute developed from the military salute. Consequently, most of the American public also remains ignorant.
Most writers do not know that Francis Bellamy (author of the Pledge of Allegiance and the source of America's early stiff-arm salute) was a self-proclaimed socialist in the nationalism movement and he wanted goverment to take over everything, including all schools, and that his pledge and a flag over every school (and in every classroom) was part of his scheme to impose national socialism in the United States of America. Due to ignorant news writers and due to government schools, the American public is kept ignorant of all but the shallowest Bellamy propaganda.
Most writers do not know (until schooled by RexCurry.net) that German National Socialists did not call their flag symbol a "swastika" (they called it a Hakenkreuz,"hooked cross"). Most writers do not know that German National Socialists sometimes used their cross symbol to represent crossed S-letters for their "socialism." http://rexcurry.net/swastika3swastika.jpg
"The lies the government and media tell are amplifications of the lies we tell ourselves. To stop being conned, stop conning yourself."
-- James Wolcott
Press reporting on government action is like reports from a committee that knows nothing about gravity, but which has nonetheless been assigned to watch what happens when you drop objects from high places.
The committee keeps filing surprised reports about how objects fall – what a bizarre and unwelcome turn of events – and then they conjure up ways to keep this from happening. They recommend more spending, more programs, more controls, more bailouts, more taxes, and more inflation of the money supply.
You just want to get their attention and explain: what you are observing is part of the structure of socialism itself, and there is nothing you can do to stop it. You can cover your eyes, put up fancy mirrors, turn summersaults, speculate and talk and decry all you want. But in the end, the disasters are necessary and inevitable responses to the previous government acts that were reported. - the above was inspired by LewRockwell.com
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