The section below is cut from a Wikipedia article about anti semitism.
I chose it because it seems to claim and infer that "Jews" do not control the mass media.
Accusations of controlling the mediaOne well-known antisemitic cliché is that "the Jews control the media". Historically, it has been traced to early 20th century publications such as the Protocols of the Elders of Zion (1903) and to Henry Ford's Dearborn Independent (newspaper).
J.J. Goldberg, Editorial Director of the newspaper The Foward, in 1997 published a study of this myth regarding the United States, concluding that, although Jews do hold many prominent positions in the U.S. media industry, they "do not make a high priority of Jewish concerns" and that Jewish Americans generally perceive the media as anti-Israel. Variants on this theme have focused on Hollywood, the press, and the music industry.
Before Commenting on this, we need to list some important words for closer scrutiny from the article.
i) "Protocols of the Elders of Zion"
iii) 'Jewish Concerns'.
Firstly, the Protocols have long been disproven and shown to be bogus. This does not stop an article like this one from using them as a reference straw man on which to hang some refutation of the basic issue of Jewish control.
Secondly, the use of the word "Myth" is intended to infer to you the reader that the idea of Jewish control of the Media is just that.. a 'myth'.
Finally, the idea of "Jewish Concerns"? This is scary...because it beggars belief that readers could be so insultingly low in intelligence as to not realize that when any industry is ruled and controlled by a particular ethnic group, this gives extreme power and control to it. One very high priority of "Jewish Interests" would be to ensure that themes and storylines, scripts etc, news coverage that is selected and rejected (and on what criteria) fits in with maintaining or promoting Jewish control. If it was African American control it would be the same thing. If the Media was controlled by people of Turkish origin, it would be the same.
You might like to reflect on how many times you have seen the 'devout Christian' character in some highly rated Police show (like "Criminal Intent" or.. "SVU") turns out to be...
I cannot recall any episode of those junk shows that I've watched where a Christian pastor is shown as a serious, noble, caring person of high standards who loves God and man. (which most of them are)
It is a myth that you have to specifically promote your own race to be 'pro' that race. (or religion)...good grief.. if you have any doubts about this I will refer you to the master of propaganda..the man who wrote the book on it.. (with that title) Edward Bernays, who was also Jewish. "Propaganda" (pdf)
So the only 'myth' here is that Jewish control of the Media does NOT promote and protect "Jewish" interests in one way or the other. Now..for a dose of reality, read this from a Jewish Journalist, it says it all: (Joel Stein, LA Times)
But Foxman said he is proud of the accomplishments of American Jews. "I think Jews are disproportionately represented in the creative industry. They're disproportionate as lawyers and probably medicine here as well," he said. He argues that this does not mean that Jews make pro-Jewish movies any more than they do pro-Jewish surgery. Though other countries, I've noticed, aren't so big on circumcision.
I appreciate Foxman's concerns. And maybe my life spent in a New Jersey-New York/Bay Area-L.A. pro-Semitic cocoon has left me naive. But I don't care if Americans think we're running the news media, Hollywood, Wall Street or the government. I just care that we get to keep running them.
Now.. young or old Aussie, if you can see what I'm getting at here, I hope you are not like those wonderful Christians who go to Bible study, sip on the syrup of Biblical truth, then sup on the tasty treats and coffee which follow...and return home untouched by that profound truth which should have shaken them to their bones! We really do need to do a few things to fix this frighteningly failing country. The crucial thing is not that something disastrous is going to happen tomorrow, but that the direction of certain things is going to bring about ultimate doom and disaster.
Let me give you just one simple example which does not involve race or culture. It's the privatization of public assets, in particular the Victorian Electricity system. Why do governments (of all flavors) do this? Simple...to raise money to payoff debt that they accumulated by unfunded promises which were made so they could keep power. (see the "Rump Parliament article) Why do they want to keep or get power ? again..see the article on "Rump Parliament" of 1656- England) Now...consider this, if you are a potential buyer of Victoria's electricity system.... are you not going to want some contractual assurance that the governments will not make decisions that would negatively impact the profitability of the company you are thinking of buying? Or course you would! So... you get your lawyers to make sure such clauses are in the contracts.
Along comes....RENEWABLE energy.. cheap and affordable Solar to be exact. Now.. at present count I think we are up to nearly a gigawatt of home generated power on our rooftops. That's 25% of the total output of Loy Yang Power stations! (Yallourn) now that has to be an 'ouch' on the bottom line of those selling electricity. Suddenly.. all kinds of new charges and costs are hurled toward the poor old consumer.. especially those now having solar !
Now..for all the blabber and bluster about global warming and climate change, I'd think that replacing 25% of a major power stations output with non polluting renewable energy is a good thing. But... why will the powers to be fight tooth and nail to stall and say this remarkable advance? "Self Interest". Who knows how much the Electricity companies give in political donations to some party?
There are many other issues that need attention, immigration is one, but I won't bore you with the details here. Industrial relations is another. I will bore you with a hint about this one...because it connects to the previous paragraphs about electricity...
The project (Loy Yang) was hit by cost overruns, with an independent review initiated by the government in late 1982, finding excessive rates of pay for construction and operation staff, poor project management, over investment in both the coal mine and power station and general overmanning.
Then...as night follows day.....
Electricity costs to consumers also begun to rise in the 1980s, due to the need to pay greater dividends to the Victorian Government and to service greater debt levels from the heavy expansion.
Really? Hmm... I didn't see 'that' coming.... like hell I didn't. Now let's be very very clear here. Before you go off on some kind of apathetic or fearful cringe about what I'm saying here being 'extreme' or even uncomfortable, there is nothing extreme about raw facts and if you are fearful or worried, then I suggest you don't have much of a moral compass or a political spine and next time your exorbitant electricity bill comes in your mail...don't whine about it. But if you have the testicles or ovaries of even an ant, you might consider some willingness to take up some responsible action on these and other issues. But before you get too excited, I am adamantly against Gay marriage, and reject the idea entirely that such a thing could or should ever be considered socially acceptable. I, unlike many of you out there, have not permitted my brain to be stewed and rewired by powerful and skilful manipulators of public opinion... mainly because I know how they do it, and secondly because I do have a moral compass. (based on a spiritual foundation, i.e Christ.)