Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Father Coughlin Father of American Hate-Radio

Update: 12:27 PM ,June 30, 2009

Father Coughlin (1891-1979) Grandfather of Hate Radio In America- Propagandists Populist & anti-Semite & Admirer of both Henry Ford a rabid anti-semite & Hitler.

Radio personality Father Coughlin & Rush Limbaugh-

"Must the entire world go to war for 600,000 Jews in Germany who are neither American, nor French, nor English citizens, but citizens of Germany?"

"If Jews persist in supporting communism directly or indirectly, that will be regrettable. By their failure to use the press, the radio and the banking house, where they stand so prominently, to fight communism as vigorously as they Nazism, the Jews invite the charge of being supporters of communism."

"From European entanglements, from Nazism, communism and their future wars, America must stand aloof. Keep America safe for Americans and the Stars and Stripes the defender of God."

"When we get through with the Jews in America, they’ll think the treatment they received in Germany was nothing."

"Jewish persecution only followed after Christians first were persecuted."

Above Quotes by Father Coughlin -( antisemitism)


In the industrial world, Nazi Germany pioneered the use of newspapers and radio broadcasts to promote genocide. Although the actual mass murder of the Jewish people was never directly mentioned in official German government propaganda, Joseph Goebbels prepared the way by instructing German editors to abandon every last shred of "bourgeois sentimental attitudes" towards Jews and to impress on the public that the destruction of the Jews would not be a loss to mankind, but just as useful to society as capital punishment for criminals. It was left to a private individual, Julius Streicher, an old Nazi and one-time Gauleiter of Franconia, to issue public calls for the murder of the Jewish people in his weekly, Der St¸rmer. Streicher labeled Jews as germs and pests, not human beings, evil doers, as disseminators of diseases who must be destroyed in the interest of mankind. As the Judgement of the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg reminds us,

...it was not only in Germany that this defendant advocated his doctrines. As early as 1938 he began to call for the annihilation of the Jewish race . . . extermination "root and branch" was preached . . . Other articles urged that only when world Jewry had been annihilated would the Jewish problem have been solved . . . . (p.132)

Quote from: "RADIO PROPAGANDA AND GENOCIDE" MIGS Occasional Paper Prof. Frank Chalk, November 1999/Presented in an earlier form to the Conference on "Synergy in Early Warning," Centre for Refugee Studies York University, Toronto, Ontario 16 March 1997.

Speech on radio in 1939 by Father Coughlin

Coughlin a fanatical anti-semite accuses Jews of erroneously claiming persecution in Germany by the Nazis.
He tells the story of An American Rabbi who went to Henry Ford to try to get Ford to accept Jewish immigrants or refugees from Nazi Germany. This Rabbi according to Coughlin claimed Henry Ford backed the Rabbis cause so Ford issued a statement to prove he did not support the claims that the Jews made about persecution in Nazi Germany.

The use of the radio & other media to spread propaganda & messages of hate & bigotry using misinformation, exaggeration, lies & claims of a national crisis ii the United States did not originate with Rush Limbaugh or Michael Savage or Glenn Beck or Lou Dobbs but can be traced back to the tirades against liberals, socialists & Jews by the virulent anti-semite catholic priest Father Coughlin in the 1930s.Father Coughlin's anti-semitism to a great extent was just an expression of the Catholic Church's & the Vatican's historical anti-semitism which it had promulgated for for centuries befor the rise of the Nazis & Adolph Hitler. Anti-semitism had been embedded in the the Catholic Church & Christianity from its very beginning. The New testament & St. Paul called the Jewish synagogue the "Synagogue of Satan" & claimed the Jews were guilty for the Crucifixtion of Jesus ( Deicide) and that by rejecting Jesus as the Messiah the Jews in effect making themselves the eney of Jesus & God & Christianity and so were acting on behalf of Satan to destroy the Christian church.

"The Grandfather of Hate Radio" By Gordonskene at Crooks and Liars, Friday Feb 20, 2009

A lot has been said lately about the state of talk radio - the overwhelming presence of hate, lies, threats and hysteria. Everyone thinks its a phenomenon of the past twenty years. Sadly, no.

Hate radio has its roots back to the beginnings of radio. Although not the only one who used the airwaves to preach hate, fear and prejudice, Father Charles Coughlin was probably the most famous practitioner of extreme right wing sentiment. At his peak, his one hour "sermons" had an audience of several million and were a Sunday night staple on CBS Radio at first, and later NBC before his decline and eventual demise.

Coughlin established the template for what is the basis of Hate radio today. Although to be fair,Coughlin was articulate and had style - something todays practitioners have no clue how to use.

Father Coughlin was using incendiary & inflammatory language on his radio show in the 1930s . He preached against the Jewish people claiming there was a Jewish international conspiracy which had to be fought . He therefore believed that Hitler & the Nazis were on the right track in exposing the Jewish people & in expelling them from Germany or other countries.He was also influenced & backed by industrialist Henry Ford who was a nororious anti-semite who used his newspaper The Dearborn Press to promote the Anti-Semitic forgery "The protocols of The Elders of Zion".

Coughlin - Facing the Corporate Roots of American Fascism/Father Charles Edward Coughlin (1891-1971) By Richard Sanders, Editor, Press for Conversion!

Father Coughlin, “the Father of Hate Radio,” was born in Hamilton, Ontario. This rabidly right-wing, Catholic priest started with a weekly broadcast on WJR, Detroit’s “Good Will” station. CBS broadcast it nationwide in 1930 and 1931. He started his own radio network that grew to 30 stations. John Spivak, estimated that Coughlin’s broadcasts reached 40 million, said: “Only the President…had a bigger audience… The President spoke only on special occasions, the priest every Sunday…. To me, he was the most dangerous divisive influence in the country” (A Man in His Time, 1967).

Coughlin originally supported FDR, but turned against him in 1934 and created a political party, the National Union of Social Justice. Former Louisiana Governor, Huey Long was supposed to be their candidate, but he was assassinated in 1935. Journalist George Seldes said Long was America’s “first notable Fascist leader,...a very smart demagogue, [who] once said, ‘Sure we’ll have Fascism here, but it will come as an anti-Fascism movement.’” In the late 1930s, Coughlin called for FDR’s impeachment because he was “leaning toward international socialism or sovietism.”

Coughlin’s radio sermons praised Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini. The Nazi press praised Coughlin as “America’s most powerful radio commentator.” He ranted against Jews, the “Christ-killers and Christ-rejecters.” When a Boston Globe reporter asked him for proof that communists were influencing FDR, Father Coughlin belted the journalist in the face.

Coughlin's weekly paper, Social Justice, reached one million. It was sold in 2,000 churches. In 1938, it reprinted the anti-Semitic forgery “Protocols of the Elders of Zion.”

... we do know that Coughlin really was allied with the openly-Nazi German-American Bund. By 1939, Coughlin had inspired and was directing a nation-wide, fascist network, the Christian Front, which John Spivak described as “street-fighting toughs.” Roy Carlson, who infiltrated and exposed U.S. fascist groups said:

"Like Hitler’s Brownshirts, the Christian Front was ostensibly organized to combat the ‘rising tide of Communism.’ All Jews,... liberals, New Dealers and labor organizations were called Communist; and since the Communist Revolution in America was scheduled to take place ‘any day now,’ the Christian Front–always under Coughlin’s inspiration and guidance—shouted that a private army was the only means to ‘save America.’ Coughlin filled the pages of Social Justice with Hitler’s sewer-spawned lies. He made direct use of Goebbels’ speeches, quoting the Nazi almost word-for-word.... He denounced the ‘poppycock of Democracy’ and branded Democracy as a version of Communism” (Under Cover, 1943).

“What He Has Done Is Sickening to Contemplate”: Catholic Liberal John Ryan Denounces Father Charles Coughlin by John Ryan at History Matters

Father Charles Coughlin and the New Deal :Anti-Semitism from the Golden Hour of the Little Flower by © Michael Streich Apr 27, 2009 at Modern History Suite 101.com

In the 1930s, Father Charles E. Coughlin would emerge as one of the most powerful radio personalities in an industry that was only slowing coming into its own. Coughlin’s Sunday “Hour of Power” broadcasts mixed religious themes with political issues, and were eventually used to convey such virulently anti-Semitic sermons that Coughlin has been called the “father of hate radio.” At his height, both Catholics and Protestants comprised over forty million weekly listeners.
Radio League of the Little Flower

Coughlin’s “Golden Hour of the Little Flower,” named for St. Therese of Lisieux who had recently been canonized, helped to finance the construction of a national shrine in Royal Oak, Michigan. Yet even before the pivotal election of 1932, Coughlin’s sermons had begun to incorporate political and social messages. Stoking fears of Communism, Coughlin skillfully wove anti-Semitic messages into his sermons, equating Communism with Jews.

University of Texas historian Robert Abzug writes that Coughlin “was one of the principal disseminators of anti-Semitic propaganda in mainstream American culture.” Throughout Hitler’s rise to power, Coughlin defended Nazism,ostensibly as a deterrent against Soviet Russia and Communism. He excused Kristallnacht and used propaganda speeches by Dr. Josef Goebbels without checking sources.

Couglin’s “Christian Front,” established in 1938, referred to the “synagogue of Satan” and published the Christian Index, a guide to non-Jewish merchants in New York City. Members of the Front were urged to “buy Christian.” Addressing Jews in a December 11, 1938 radio speech, Father Coughlin stated, “…You are a minority – a small but powerful minority. We are a majority – an easy-going, patient majority – but a majority always conscious of our latent power.”



The times had watched Father Coughlin lend support to Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini. Then at a speech Coughlin gave in the Bronx – perhaps his most famous – he gave a Nazi salute and yelled out, "When we get through with the Jews in America, they’ll think the treatment they received in Germany was nothing." Proving this statement wasn’t a one-time lapse of judgment, Coughlin stated "Jewish persecution only followed after Christians first were persecuted," after the Jews across Germany were attacked, killed and burned out of house and home.

His speeches and programs were becoming even more anti-Semitic from that point, and radio stations in New York and Chicago began refusing to air his content without first pre-approving his scripts. One of the only available stations for Coughlin was the small WHBI in Newark, New Jersey.

Father Coughlin’s anti-Semitism made him a hero in Nazi Germany, where newspapers ran daily, stating that "America is not allowed to hear the truth." Some of the American public shared Coughlin’s views, and 2,000 supporters gathered and marched in New York, protesting the migration of Jewish refugees from Hitler’s camps. These protests were not short-lived; they went on for several months, and Coughlin embraced his supporters.

At the height of his anti-Semitism, Coughlin had joined forces with an organization named the "Christian Front," which cited the now-famous priest as a vital influence. In 1940, the FBI shut down the Christian Front, after discovering the group was arming itself and planning to murder Jews, communists, and even United States Congressmen. Although Father Coughlin was never directly linked with the Christian Front, he never disassociated himself from their radical intentions. His reputation soon declined as a result.

Father Coughlin: Radio Priest, Depression Demagogue at Teaching American History.net

Father Charles Coughlin is little remembered today, but in the 1930s he was one of the most influential figures in America, one of the first to utilize the power of the airways to promote a political and social agenda. He is also remembered for his use of the radio to promote bigotry and particularly anti-Semitism...

Coughlin soon became disillusioned with Roosevelt, and in 1934 created his own political organization, the National Union of Social Justice, for which he developed the fourteen “Principles of the National Union of Social Justice.” In these he called for the nationalization of banking, power, credit and currency “and our God-given natural resources.” He also proclaimed his group stood for “…preferring the sanctity of human rights to the sanctity of property rights.” Coughlin also began publishing a newspaper Social Justice. The National Union Party, an outgrowth of the National Union of Social Justice, challenged Roosevelt during the election of 1936. The party nominated Walter Lemke for President, but the candidate was only able to garner a meager 900,000 votes.

After this election, Coughlin’s radio speeches became increasingly anti-Roosevelt, calling the administration a “communist conspiracy and incipient dictatorship.” More disturbingly, he began to make increasingly vitriolic and anti-Semitic statements both on the air and in the pages of Social Justice, attitudes that had only been hinted at earlier in some of his broadcasts. His following, as Brinkley notes, remained large, but changed, and the throngs of crowds that waited to see him, and torrents of letters declined. After the election he reconstituted the NUSJ into cells known as the Christian Front organization, an extremist organization which included increasingly “violent and unstable” activities. One of this group's offices was raided by the FBI, and explosives were found. By 1940 Coughlin was effectively off the air, but continued his diatribes in his newspaper, where he expressed sympathy for Mussolini and Hitler, and even claimed the the Jews were responsible for starting World War II. In 1942, under the Espionage Act of 1917, the US Government banned distribution of Social Justice. In May of that year Coughlin’s Archbishop threatened to defrock him if he did not cease all political activities. Coughlin obeyed, but remained as the Parish Priest of the Shrine of the Little Flower until 1966. He died in 1979.

(Father) Charles E. Coughlin (1891-1979) at Holocaust Encyclopedia:United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, May 4,2009

Coughlin believed in the existence of a secret world Jewish conspiracy. In 1938 his magazine Social Justice serialized the discredited Protocols of the Elders of Zion, which Coughlin believed to be accurate. This tsarist forgery purported to be the minutes of a conference of Jewish leaders plotting to take over the world.

Coughlin repeatedly used the "Judeo-Bolshevik threat" as a theme, asserting that the entire Soviet leadership, including both Lenin and Joseph Stalin, was Jewish. Coughlin also accused American Jewish financiers, primarily the Wall Street firm of Kuhn-Loeb, of collaboration with the Bolsheviks in their efforts to uproot Christianity in Russia. Publicly proclaiming that he was not an antisemite, Coughlin nevertheless argued that all the ills of modern society were caused by a Communist-Jewish conspiracy.

During the 1930s Jewish efforts to force Coughlin to tone down his anti-Jewish rhetoric or to get him off the air altogether failed due to his popularity and the support he received from the Bishop of Detroit.

and :

Father Coughlin: Radio Priest, Depression Demagogue at National History Standards

A book of his sermons published in 1932 sold nearly 1 million copies and money poured into the Little Shrine, (more than $55,000 in postal orders in one month—during the depths of the Depression). In a radio survey more than 55 percent named him “the most useful citizen of the United States politically in 1933” and more than 20,000 people waited to here him speak at New York City’s Hippodrome in November 1933. According to the Social Security Administration history site, "at the height of his popularity, Father Coughlin had a greater share of the weekly broadcast audience than Howard Stern, Rush Limbaugh, Paul Harvey and Larry King combined."

and comparing Father Coughlin to Rush Limbaugh see:

"Projecting Fascism " from " Rush, Newspeak and Fascism:An exegesis" by David Neiwert August,2003

On Henry Ford & Anti-semitism see:

THE INTERNATIONAL JEW,THE WORLD'S FOREMOST PROBLEM Abridged from the original as published by the world renowned industrial leader,
HENRY FORD, SR. by G. F. Green.London, February, 1948.

Henry Ford Invents a Jewish Conspiracy at Jewish Virtual Library

A Titan of Industry--and a Bigot By Hardy Green at Business Week Jane. 21, 2002 Review of HENRY FORD AND THE JEWS The Mass Production of Hate By Neil Baldwin

Savage Nation: It's not just Rush; Talk radio host Michael Savage: "I commend" prisoner abuse; "we need more" at Media Matters.org May 13, 2004

Rage on the Radio Bill Moyers Journal PBS Sept. 12, 2008

Transcript :Rage on the Radio Bill Moyers Journal PBS Sept. 12, 2008

http://www.adl.org/Civil_Rights/demonizingofmexicans.asp">Pundits, Bloggers Blame Immigration for Swine Flu at Anti-Defammation League
Posted: May 08, 2009

Limbaugh Blames Sanford's Affair On Obama, Because Why Not? by Jason Linkins at Huffington Post , June 25, 2009


and see: Part 1: Hate media in Rwanda Call to genocide: radio in Rwanda, 1994 Alison Des Forges at The International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

RADIO PROPAGANDA AND GENOCIDE: MIGS Occasional Paper Prof. Frank Chalk, November 1999 /"Synergy in Early Warning," Centre for Refugee Studies York University, Toronto, Ontario 16 March 1997

and so it goes,

Monday, June 29, 2009

Michael Savage Issues Fatwa Against MediaMatters.org Radio as A Propaganda Tool

Headzup: Michael Savage Threatens Media Matters

Big Ed Schultz Takes on the Savage Weiner's Attack of Media Matters in Psycho Talk
June 24, 2009- is he inciting violence

Michael Savage Issues Fatwa Against Media Matters by Jason Linkins, Huffington Post June 25, 2009. & alternet.org

Savage recently called on people "harassed by this Stalinist group, Media Matters" to publish the names and pictures of Media Matters staffers.

...So, Savage recently called upon "all people in the media who have been harassed by this Stalinist group, Media Matters, to join forces to publish the names of the people and put their pictures up on their websites." Ahh, yes! Who can forget the robust growth of media watchdog groups that flourished under Stalin!

...What's strange about this is that Media Matters has been making the case for some time now that right-wing voices have been ramping up rhetoric that specifically urges violent acts and intimidation. So now, Savage is talking about a running a web-stalking campaign against them? Hmmm. I wonder what sort of conclusions a person might draw from that?

Ron Moore, writing for the Washington Examiner, June 24, 2009:

The history of right wing extremists using "wanted" posters against abortion providers is well documented. Recently the right wing Christian group the American Center for Law and Justice celebrated its court victory for the "truth truck" that promoted incendiary attacks on Dr. George Tiller. Sadly two days later Tiller was dead, assassinated in his place of worship. While the court case and Tiller's murder cannot be directly linked it demonstrated a certain morbid insensitivity that the group continued to trumpet the court victory after Tiller's death.

Against this backdrop the threat to post pictures and personal information about media watchdogs as a response to criticism can legitimately be perceived as a threat. Michael Savage may be famous for brash talk and incendiary language, but recent history must be taken into account as his "Savage Nation" may take the talker's inflammatory posting as marching orders to take action against his enemies.

and see: Michael Savage vows to post Media Matters staff pictures and ‘pertinent information’ on website ,by Ron Moore Washington Examiner,June 24,

The history of Media Matters.org and its monitoring & analyzing the Hate Speech & inflammatory language of Michael Savage on his radio program "The Savage Nation.

Savage Nation: It's not just Rush; Talk radio host Michael Savage: "I commend" prisoner abuse; "we need more" at Media Matters.org May 13, 2004

On May 10, Media Matters for America began monitoring Michael Savage's radio program, Savage Nation, which reaches 6 million listeners per week; we will continue to do so on a daily basis. The following are excerpts from Michael Savage's May 10 and May 11 radio shows, during which he commended the abuse of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib (repeatedly referring to it as "Grab-an-Arab" prison); said that "we need more of the humiliation tactics, not less"; and blamed American civilian Nick Berg's death on Senators John Kerry, Chuck Hagel, Joe Biden, and Hillary Clinton as well as on The New York Times and The Washington Post.

Savage Nation is syndicated by Talk Radio Network and is the third-largest syndicated radio talk show in the nation. He is the author of two New York Times best-sellers, The Savage Nation: Saving America from the Liberal Assault on Our Borders, Language and Culture and The Enemy Within: Saving America from the Liberal Assault on Our Schools, Faith, and Military -- both published by the conservative WorldNetDaily press WND Books. Savage hosted a short-lived televised version of his show for MSNBC, also called The Savage Nation, before being fired by the cable channel for referring on the air to a caller as a "sodomite" and saying that the caller should "get AIDS and die."

From the May 10 Savage Nation:

Savage on the Iraqi prisoner abuse photos:

I don't mean to be too comedic in the political arena, but these so called abuse photos frankly are mild by comparisons to what goes on in South of Market clubs in San Francisco.

Savage on why "we need more of the humiliation tactics, not less":

And eventually you're gonna find that we need more of the humiliation tactics, not less. ...

I don't know what its gonna take for you to finally welcome what the troops are doing, what the interrogators were doing until you finally recognize the enemy, the true face of the enemy and what its gonna take to break this death grip that they seem to have on the minds of the Democrats. ...

These people don't fear death, they fear humiliation. The only way to humiliate them is take their deepest fear, the pig, the dog, the woman with the leash, and use it on them to break them!

Savage on the consequences of prohibiting "these interrogation tactics":

What's gonna happen is terrible. What's gonna happen now is even worse that you can imagine. Because these interrogation tactics which were working, by everything I can read, are no longer permissible, you are gonna have an event in this country before the election, and you can thank your friends Levin and Kennedy for that, you can thank all the phonies on the Democrat side for that.

Savage on the utility of the abuse to facilitate intelligence-gathering:

These people live only for their honor, and so the only thing you can withhold from them is their honor. There is the answer as to why you see these graphic pictures. These are not a few individuals who made this up. That's crap. That's crap in my opinion. This came from the top. And how high up it goes I don't know but frankly I commend them for it. It's wise intelligence techniques, to break the enemy where he's vulnerable, not try to get him where he's strong. ...

That's why the women were used! It's a very intelligent method to break the enemy without resorting to thumb-screws and the much more severe methods of torture. ...

I think it's a very good policy, and the more I learn about it I think that it made good sense. Short of real torture, this worked. Use little women in particular. Little, ugly women. And let 'em take big strapping Iraqis and put 'em on leashes naked. ... Get police dogs to bark at naked Iraqis, until they crack and tell you which Ahmed or... [unintelligible mocking of Arab names]

...Savage on Democrats and the media:

Carl Levin and Ted Kennedy and Hillary Clinton, The New Yorker, CBS have destroyed the war effort against terror. And if, God forbid, a suitcase bomb goes off you'll know who to blame. I'm -- hey I'm not going to mince words, there's no grey zone here. It's black and white, it's them versus us and the enemy within on their side.

Savage on the media going "over to the enemy's side":

I would like to give a medal to everybody at Grab-an-Arab [sic] prison for showing constraint. Every one of these American soldiers should be given an award for having restrained themselves, for what you see today is a direct result of the political correctness that is defeating this nation. ...

The scum at CBS, the filthy vermin at MSNBC are reporting that this beheading is revenge for the abuse at Grab-an-Arab prison, which means that the scum at CNN, the verminist traitors at MSNBC have gone over to the enemy's side.

Savage on what should be done to the Iraqi prisoners:

And I think there should be no mercy shown to these sub-humans. I believe that a thousand of them should be killed tomorrow. I think a thousand of them held in the Iraqi prison should be given 24 hour -- a trial and executed. I think they need to be shown that we are not going to roll over to them... It won't happen because of the CBS Communists. It won't happen because of the CNN traitors. It won't happen because of the MSNBC empty heads. And we the people are the ones who are going to suffer today. ...

Instead of putting joysticks, I would have liked to have seen dynamite put in their orifices and they should be dropped from airplanes. How's that? You like that one? Go call somebody that you want to report me to, see if I care. They should put dynamite in their behinds and drop them from 35,000 feet, the whole pack of scum out of that jail.

Like Ann Coulter & Michelle Malkin Laura Ingraham Michael Savage blames "liberals" or " secular Humanists" for all that is wrong with America. He blames "liberals" for the failures in Iraq & Afghanistan because they refuse to give their full support to the troops .

Savage also claims that those he refers to as the Gay Mafia are now in complete control of the United Kingdom . He then argues that it is Gay activism & granting rights to Gay which is fueling the hatred & violence of the Islamic

Setting himself up as the only one who tells the truth in America he says" If you want truth turn to me."

The Gay Mafia & the sick perverts & liberals & leftists destroying western civilization
Michael Savage on Liberal Nutcases Destroying Culture and Society Norms
January 19, 2009

A Savage Nation Indeed-Media Matters June 25, 2009

As for immigration at first Michael Savage claims he is concerned over the issue of illegal immigrants and then goes on to attack all immigrants legal or illegal who come from Non-European third world countries. Savage claims that if America doesn't stop the steady flow of third world immigrants from Mexico & South America & Africa these immigrants who carry diseases & who do not have the same values as Americans will destroy American society.

He argues that "They ( all those turban folk) don't remember what the white male is capable of." He implies again that whites are superior to other races.

Michael Savage on Third World Immigrants

Jeffrey Feldman writes about the danger to society of right-wing talk radio because by using hate speech & inflammatory language combined with a sense of urgency & an emotional appeal can lead members of the audience to commit violent acts. He uses the extreme example of how radio was used in Rwanda in its propaganda war against the Hutus against the Tutsies which resulted in Genocide the massacre of some 850,000 people. Hitler & the Nazis in Germany also used the radio & film etc. to poison the minds of the German people convincing tham that the Jews were the ones who were destroying German society & culture.

Feldman use the example of the campaign of Rush Limbaugh which was called "operation Chaos" as a means to disrupt the Democratic party's process during the primaries to create confusion & chaos in the party. He hoped that this would lead to a major rift in the party and would create the kind of conflict seen during the 1968 Democratic Convention.


Outright Barbarous: How The Violent Language of the Right Poisons American Democracy

For weeks, now, Rush Limbaugh has been trying to incite political violence by giving on-air military-sounding orders, effectively 'commanding' his listeners to wage war against the U.S. electoral...

Calls To Incite Violence vs. Calls For Acts of Violence

During the Rwandan genocide of 1994, radio broadcasts called for direct acts of violence to be committed by one faction of the Rwandan public against another. These broadcasts drew considerable attention because (1) radio was the major source of information for the listeners in question, (2) the audience was largely non-literate, and (3) there was an ongoing nationalist struggle into which the broadcasts fed (emphasis mine):

In March 1992, Radio Rwanda was first used in directly promoting the killing of Tutsi in a place called Bugesera, south of the national capital. On 3 March, the radio repeatedly broadcast a communiqué supposedly sent by a human rights group based in Nairobi warning that Hutu in Bugesera would be attacked by Tutsi. Local officials built on the radio announcement to convince Hutu that they needed to protect themselves by attacking first. Led by soldiers from a nearby military base, Hutu civilians, members of the Interahamwe, a militia attached to the MRND party, and local Hutu civilians attacked and killed hundreds of Tutsi (International Commission 1993: 13–14).

(from "Hate Media in Rwanda")

The broadcasts in Rwanda, thus, were directly engaged using false reports as propaganda, the goal of which was to encourage listeners to commit acts of violence. The effort worked, and subsequent investigations linked the violent language to the actual deaths, thereby including the broadcasts within the framework of the genocidal action both legally and morally.

In stark contrast, Limbaugh's broadcasts were removed from encouraging direct acts of violence, focusing instead on creating the conditions for violence--what Limbaugh described as 'chaos.' In this transcript (Apr 23, 2008), Limbaugh explains how his broadcasts are intended to incite political violence. Notice how he describes creating conditions for violence rather than actual violence (emphasis mine):

This is about chaos. This is why it's called Operation Chaos! It's not called Operation Save Hillary. It's not called Operation Nominate Obama. It's called Operation Chaos! The dream end... I mean, if people say what's your exit strategery, the dream end of this is that this keeps up to the convention and that we have a replay of Chicago 1968, with burning cars, protests, fires, literal riots, and all of that. That's the objective here. And there has been nothing that's happened on the battlefield for my vision of this to change just because Hillary won. We got what we wanted last night, and people want me to change course now? "We got what we wanted, okay, now time to support Obama." No. If Obama runs the table with the rest of these primaries, it's over, and the superdelegates are going to have a much easier choice choosing him, because he'll end up with a big lead.

(from "Why It's Called Operation Chaos")

So the goal of the 'operation' for Limbaugh is not to encourage his listeners to commit acts of violence, but encourage his listeners to commit acts of politics that 'end' in Democrats committing acts of violence on each other.

and on civil war & violence in the US:

RUSH: Oh, it was worse! It was worse. The problem is not "discourse." Discourse is productive. It's people debating ideas. The problem in America is too much liberalism. The problem in America is too many liberals, too many people are ignorant. Our most expensive commodity in this country is ignorance, not discourse, not uncivil discourse. There are too many ignorant people who have been short-changed by our education system. In a more balanced and educated society, liberalism would be but 20% of the elected seats in this country. But they have for 50 years weaned a bunch of people away from self-reliance, created a bunch of dependents among every demographic group out there, and that's how they profess to get elected. But they are destroying the country. They are destroying the institutions and traditions that made the country great. Everything liberals try to fix gets worse. The most recent example, we are now producing food for fuel, and we have food riots around the world. We have starvation around the world.

(from "Operation Chaos and 'Civil Discourse'")

Limbaugh's argument here is profoundly disturbing. While he invokes the Civil War to claims that his efforts to incite violence are all part of good healthy debate of ideas, he then suggests that Liberal ideas have led to the destruction of American institutions and mass starvation--an situation his listener might naturally interpret as a pretext for civil war.

Limbaugh's argument, in other words, is simple: it is not his broadcasts that incite violence, but Liberal ideas.

and he concludes:

Conclusion: Limbaugh Broadcasts Violence
When a prominent radio figure begins systematically calling for his listeners to engage in acts that intended to bring about political violence, citizens have a responsibility to examine the implications of such a development.

In Limbaugh's case, the comparison to Rwandan hate radio shows the right-wing pundit's differences and similarities to past uses of broadcast media to incite violence. Limbaugh does not call for direct violent action, but he defines the American Left in ways that suggest violent action against them may be warranted.

Moreover, Limbaugh specifically claims that calling for citizens to create chaos leading to violence is a healthy part of the Democratic process, but that holding Liberal political views is a threat to democracy's survival--thereby leading his listeners to see the political opposition as a civil enemy.

Should Limbaugh be free to continue these broadcasts? Of course. But that freedom does not release journalists from analyzing Limbaugh's violent-rhetoric in a broader context and discussing the implications it holds for Americans.

and see: Part 1: Hate media in Rwanda Call to genocide: radio in Rwanda, 1994 Alison Des Forges at The International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

Radio Rush, The Daily Doubter My 13, 2008

on Limbaugh see:

Rush Limbaugh: Leader of Obama's opposition :Popular conservative radio show host targeted for seeking new president's 'failure'
Steve Holland, Reuters : , March 05, 2009 National Post.com

Where Swine Flu Lurks, Propagandists Rush In Extremist Propaganda by David Holthouse at Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) April 28, 2009

and see: Limbaugh Blames Sanford's Affair On Obama, Because Why Not? by Jason Linkins at Huffington Post , June 25, 2009

Sunday, June 28, 2009

NAU:North American Union Another Baseless Right-Wing Conspiracy Theory

"The NAU ( North American Union) conspiracy theory has legs; it has already played a role in state, federal, and Presidential campaign politics and generated legislative proposals. Thirteen states have passed anti-NAU and related resolutions, and seven are considering them. In January 2008, Utah state Representative Stephen Sandstrom introduced a resolution calling for the withdrawal from the union (H. R. 1), and then promoted it in a speech at the annual convention of the Utah affiliate of Phyllis Schlafly’s Eagle Forum.

...The Alleged Plot

The basic allegation of the North American Union (NAU) conspiracy theory is that “behind closed doors, the Bush administration has collaborated with the governments of Mexico and Canada to merge the three nations into one Socialist mega-state.” The quote is from an online video featuring long-time ultra-conservative leader Howard Phillips interviewing author Jerome R. Corsi on Phillips’ “Conservative Roundtable” program."

Quote from:The North American Union:Right-wing Populist Conspiracism Rebounds By Chip Berlet at Public Eye.org

Anyway I just wanted to take a look at another popular conspiracy theory that of The North American Union. First it should be noted that this conspiracy theory is no longer just promoted by the radical fringe but has entered the mainstream media in the US. It should also be noted that this NAU conspiracy fits in with the bigger conspiracy of "The New World Order". According to that theory the elites from around the world corporate heads, heads of states & bankers are even now acting in concert to create this One world state .

This conspiracy theory is just a contemporary form of the old myth of the World Wide Jewish conspiracy especially as found in the nefarious forgery "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion". In both a secret cabal is working behind the scenes to establish a new world order which will benefit this elite group while turning the rest of the population into drones or slaves who get little benefit out of the New order & who have no political power to influence those in power. This notion of the New World Order is just a little more politically correct by not pointing to a particular ethnic group such as the Jews .There are those critics who claim the use of words such a "Secret Cabal" or of "bankers" or even "Socialists" is really just code for Jews.

Those who promulgate the North American Union theory claim that a powerful elite is working secretly to establish a single state or nation by combining the United States , Canada & Mexico.This new state The North American Union will be of great benefit to the powerful elite but will in fact have a negative impact on the average citizen. The borders between these three countries would virtually disappear so that there can be a free movements of goods & people. The laws of the three countries would become basically the same & their would be for instance a single ID recognized in all three countries & there would be a single currency called the Amero.As with any good conspiracy theory much of what is taking place occurs in the shadows & it is done with such stealth & finesse that the changes being made go almost unnoticed til it is too late. The first steps towards such a union would appear as merely a tweaking of operations between these countries . But eventually the sovereignty of each country would disappear being replaced by the newly formed larger nation state.

Besides the fact that media personalities such as Lou Dobbs, Glenn Beck, & Bill O'reilly are fueling this conspiracy theory by creating the impression that there is a host of evidence to support this conspiracy theory. If it is all done in secret & if it is something the people in all three countries do not want the question becomes what can one do about it? If these commentators why spread such nonsense. Are they merely trying to increase their ratings? Are they trying to just stir the pot & see what happens? Is it a means to fire up the radical conservative base to insist on policies which are even more conservative or that fit with some extremist right wing agenda? Is it a matter of encouraging xenophobia & Hyper-Nationalism & Nativism?

Note in this clip of Lou Dobbs he connects the government's refusal to take serious steps to stop the flow of illegal-immigrants into the United States with the bigger & to him the more frightening agenda of the creation of the North American Union.

NAU: North American Union-----------Lou Dobbs
August 26, 2006

Lou Dobbs- Time Table- The Integregation of the three nations economies by 2010

1st TV report on the North American Union-CNN Lou Dobbs -March 2, 2007

The North American Union:Right-wing Populist Conspiracism Rebounds By Chip Berlet at Public Eye.org, spring 2008, Vol.23,No.1

The same right-wing populist fears of a collectivist one-world government and new world order that fueled Cold War anticommunism, mobilized opposition to the Civil Rights Movement, and spawned the armed citizens militia movement in the 1990s, have resurfaced as an elaborate conspiracy theory about the alleged impending creation of a North American Union that would merge the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

No such merger is seriously being contemplated by any of the three governments. Yet a conspiracy theory about the North American Union (NAU) simmered in right-wing “Patriot Movement” alternative media for several years before bubbling up to reach larger audiences in mass media when callers to talk radio and cable television news programs began asking about the alleged plans for the North American Union, and what was dubbed the “NAFTA Superhighway” linking Mexico to Canada through the American heartland.

Now millions of Americans have been exposed to the conspiracy theories on national television and tens of thousands of websites sport claims such as “Treason Exposed,” and “Who Really Controls the United States?” One online video posted on YouTube in July 2007 titled “North American Union & VCHIP Truth” has been viewed more than 1.7 million times (see sidebar). Opponents of the nonexistent plans have produced maps, a flag, and even a faux currency—the “Amero,” (similar to the Euro) which one entrepreneur has actually minted as coins available for sale. The issue is starting to be discussed seriously in progressive circles as well, even though it is a repackaged defective product of the political Right.

The NAU conspiracy theory has legs; it has already played a role in state, federal, and Presidential campaign politics and generated legislative proposals. Thirteen states have passed anti-NAU and related resolutions, and seven are considering them. In January 2008, Utah state Representative Stephen Sandstrom introduced a resolution calling for the withdrawal from the union (H. R. 1), and then promoted it in a speech at the annual convention of the Utah affiliate of Phyllis Schlafly’s Eagle Forum.

...The Alleged Plot

The basic allegation of the North American Union (NAU) conspiracy theory is that “behind closed doors, the Bush administration has collaborated with the governments of Mexico and Canada to merge the three nations into one Socialist mega-state.” The quote is from an online video featuring long-time ultra-conservative leader Howard Phillips interviewing author Jerome R. Corsi on Phillips’ “Conservative Roundtable” program.

Phillips, Corsi, and Phyllis Schlafly are among the major right-wing figures promoting the conspiracy theories about the NAU. Others include former Presidential candidate Patrick Buchanan; right-wing organizations such as the John Birch Society and Accuracy in Media; right-wing media including World Net Daily, Human Events; and supporters of libertarian Republican Presidential aspirant Ron Paul. Antisemitic publications such as The American Free Press have also jumped on the North American Union conspiracy juggernaut. Even a few self-described leftists peddle the theory.

Corsi featured the NAU in his book, The Late Great U.S.A.: The Coming Merger with Mexico and Canada, published on the fourth of July, 2007. Corsi’s book was in its third printing within a few weeks, and hit 28 on the New York Times bestseller list and the “No. 1 spot on Amazon’s ‘Nonfiction’ list.” The publisher was WND Books, an imprint of WorldNetDaily.com, a nasty right-wing website featuring xenophobia larded with conspiracy theories. Corsi was a staff reporter and columnist for WND, and a contributor to Human Events, an ultra-conservative newspaper with a history of involvement in right-wing, antiliberal, and anti-immigrant causes.He was exposed as a blogger on the right-wing site FreeRepublic.com with a history of racist and anti-Catholic posts, including “Who are the Frogs going to cry to when the ragheads destroy the Eiffel Tower?” Corsi previously was best known as the author of Unfit for Command, part of the dubious attack on John Kerry coordinated as a political dirty tricks campaign by Swift Boat Veterans for Truth during the 2004 Presidential race. Human Events promoted the Corsi book.

And here's a clip of Jerome Corsi being interviewed by Fear Mongering Glenn Beck

Glenn Beck: Late Great U.S.A - Dr. Jerome Corsi on Glenn Beck's Show
November 2, 2007.

also see: The Conspiracy’s Kernel of Truth By Laura Carlsen at Public Eye.org, Spring 2008,Vpl 23,No. 1

The North American Union conspiracy theory grew out of a kernel of truth, called the “Security and Prosperity Partnership” (SPP). But cultivated by xenophobic fears and political opportunism, the NAU outstripped its reality-based progenitor so fast that it has become hard to separate the wheat from the chaff. A little history helps.

After the North American Free Trade Agreement went into force in 1994, the three governments began to talk about expanding the scope of the agreement. Mexico, in particular, hoped to negotiate a solution to the border/immigration problem. However, the process was brought to a grinding halt by the attacks of Sept. 11th. In a 2005 summit of then-Presidents George W. Bush, Vicente Fox, and Prime Minister Paul Martin in Waco, Texas plans for “deep integration” between the three countries finally progressed with the official launch of the SPP. In the post-September 11th political context, immigration was definitively off the table and U.S. security interests, along with corporate interests in obtaining even more favorable terms for regional trade and investment, dominated the agenda.

While you slept - NAU Phase One Complete- Sept. 2007

While you slept The Department of Transportation started allowing Mexican trucks unrestricted access to American roads, against the wishes of Congress and the American people.

Mexican drivers and trucks do not have to abide by American standards, and you will pay for any damage and wear on our roads caused by them.

Why is this so important? This is just Phase One of our government shoving The North American Union down our throats.

as for the Amero

The Amero - North American Currency

" Debunking the North American Union Conspiracy Theory " By Joshua Holland, AlterNet. Posted June 15, 2007.

The North American Union, an increasingly popular conspiracy theory about a group of shadowy international "elites" who are planning to "replace the United States" with a transnational government, is a manifestation of xenophobia that would do the John Birch Society proud.

...But the NAU story is a creature of the far right, and, as such, those who have "connected the dots" have done so according to their ideological preferences. The North American Union they've conjured up comes with the assumptions embraced by the coterie of wing-nuts who have promoted it.

Chief among them is World Net Daily, the "archconservative news site" responsible for such hard-hitting journalism as its recent exposé, "Soy is making kids 'gay'" (no, I'm not making that up). In addition to SwiftBoat vet Corsi, right-wing talk radio hosts like Sean Hannity and CNN's reliably nativist Lou Dobbs have featured stories on the imminent arrival of the NAU. Reactionary talker (and now CNN host) Glenn Beck lists it on his website as one of a dozen things that the un-named elites against whom he rails are using to stab good, hard-working Americans in the back.

...While there are exceptions, most essays about the NAU are, like Corsi's now-famous treatise in the hard-right Human Events, intended to reinforce some of the most cherished right-wing narratives:

* Multilateral diplomacy is inherently bad; dangerous
* Americans' economic insecurity results from the machinations of "liberal elites" and corporate America has no responsibility whatsoever
* Foreigners are always competitors and can never be trusted -- working on common issues is inherently bad; dangerous

...and he concludes his article:

Finally, creating an NAU would require piles of legislation: billions of dollars in new budget allocations, the creation of new agencies and new institutions and the revision (or enactment) of literally hundreds of laws governing all sorts of activities in the political economy. The NAU conspiracy theorists would have you believe the impossible: that all of that will be done under cover of the metaphorical dead of night, while Americans are sleeping, and nobody will notice until it's too late. That is, nobody but those who are "wide awake" enough to embrace their conspiratorial worldview.

Consider how Jerome Corsi describes the White House's role in the NAU:

"President Bush is pursuing a globalist agenda" … a "hidden agenda" that explains "the Bush administration's true open borders policy." "Secretly, the Bush administration is pursuing a policy to expand NAFTA politically" …"What the Bush administration truly wants is the free, unimpeded movement of people across open borders with Mexico and Canada" … "President Bush intends to abrogate U.S. sovereignty to the North American Union, a new economic and political entity which the president is quietly forming." "Secretly," "quietly," "hidden agenda," "true …policy" -- all are markers of what the political scientist Richard Hofstadter called The Paranoid Style in American Politics.

The truth is that none of the three governments on the continent have endorsed the idea of an NAU and none of the NPP's discussions are binding on the countries in any way.

related articles:

Madeleine Cosman on Mexican predators at Pro-Immigrant blog, May 22,2007

On Dobbs see: Dobbs Minimizes Impact of Hate Crimes, Bashes Immigrant Rights Groups by Heidi Beirich, at Hate Watch Southern Poverty Law Center,nov.25, 2008

also see: "Errors and Extremist Sources on Lou Dobbs Tonight" at Southern Poverty law Center Robert Rector, a senior research fellow from the Heritage Foundation

The Nativists Intelligence Report at Southern Poverty law Center winter 2005

ADL: AntiDefamation League:Immigrants Targeted: Extremist Rhetoric Moves into the Mainstream

also see " Truth, Fiction and Lou Dobbs" by David Leonhardt at new York Times, May 30, 2007

also see on the Aztlan Conspiracy :

‘Historian’ James Joseph Sanchez Finds 42,732 Reasons to Denounce the Mythical Aztlan Conspiracy: by David Holthouse August 20, 2008 at Hatewatch Southern Poverty law Center

and see: The Myth of Aztlan: Tales of Conspiracy and Paranoia at A Dream Deferred.org

and on Lou Dobbs racist rhetoric & fear mongering about immigrants
"Lou Dobbs' Dubious Guest List" by Bill Berkowitz at CommonDreams.org, July 1, 2006

Reconquista! at Orcinus, April 17, 2006

"Welcome to Reconquista" By Michelle Malkin ,March 27, 2006

Southern Poverty Law Center : Intelligence Report "New Century Foundation/American Renaissance "

What Happened in Austria? Another victory for our people.

by Rüdiger Halder at American renaissance Dec. 2008

"Transition to Black Rule?" at American renaissance by Jared Taylor, Nov.14, 2008


Jared Taylor’s Racial Heresies And The “New White Nationalism” by Glynn Custred, June 8, 2004 at VDARE.com

CNN Plays Nazi Leprosy Card by The Impious Digest.com go to link to see video

and so it goes,

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Lou Dobbs & Dr. Cosman & other Faux Experts & Dubious Guests

UPDATE: 11:13 & 11:37 AM, & 12: 47 pm, Sat. June 27,2009- Fixed video & layout issue

"Some groups opposing immigration reform, such as the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), and NumbersUSA, have portrayed immigrants as responsible for numerous societal ills, often using stereotypes and outright bigotry. While these groups, and other similar organizations, have strived to position themselves as legitimate, mainstream advocates against illegal immigration in America, a closer look at the public record reveals that some of these organizations have disturbing links to or relationships with extremists in the anti-Immigration movement.

These seemingly "legitimate" advocates against illegal immigration are frequently quoted in the mainstream media, have been called to testify before Congress, and often hold meetings with lawmakers and other public figures.

This is one of the most disturbing developments of the past few years: the legitimization and mainstreaming of virulently anti-immigrant rhetoric that veers dangerously close to — and too often crosses the line beyond civil discourse over contentious immigration policy issues."

Quote From Civil Rights .org

NOTE: Video For Educational Purposes - disturbing & offensive

Comparing NAZI propaganda to the propaganda techniques employed by those who are fueling hatred & fear & hysteria about illegal immigration in the United States. Propaganda as Politics by other means. So this applies to any issue even it is legitimate but it becomes something else when it becomes just another issue for the propagandists who's motives may not be clear.

The white supremacist or nativist will use whatever arguments they can if this will advance their own agenda . Their hatred of others knows no bounds & their ideas ironically can spread like a contagion sweeping up a whole society as it did in NAZI Germany as it did in Rwanda & Bosnia . One hopes that facts & truth are the antidote but once individuals or groups or an entire society gets beyond a certain point when they have been steeped in racist propaganda they become "true Believers" who are almost impossible to dissuade . At that point the propaganda techniques used have become successful and they targeted people have internalized the myths & conspiracy theories & the lies & exaggerations about the group which has been demonized & dehumanized.

CNN's Lou Dobbs Illegal-Immigration Nazi Propaganda &
the Eternal Jew
from Impious Digest. com Feb. 24, 2009
CNN Plays Nazi Leprosy Card

"Juxtaposed against a Nazi-era propaganda film called "The Eternal Jew" we see a story aired by CNN's Lou Dobbs. Both use false leprosy claims to condemn both Jewish and Hispanic immigrants respectively. Included in the video insert of the Dobbs' clip is the late Madeline Cosman, whom Dobbs and his reporter Christine Roman falsely describe as Dr. Cosman but which even Cosman doesn't do, because she isn't one."



Compare NAZI propaganda to Dobbs & others propaganda about illegal-immigrants who supposedly bring disease & crime & immorality to America & will eventually destroy American society. In the same the NAZI propaganda aimed at Jews claimed that the Jews were at the core of what had gone wrong in German society. The Germans lost the first world war because of the Jews. The economic melt-down in Germany after the war was a direct result of the actions of the Jews.

The video in part shows how the Jews who were the victims of centuries of anti-semitism were themselves to blame. Because the reasoning goes that why would this hatred have lasted if it wasn't justified. Torturous reasoning & twisted upside down logic as it were for sure. And the argument is that generation after generation of Christians were taught that the Jews had murdered Christ & that the Jews evil and attended the "Synagogue of Satan" and were therefore hostile to Christianity.Jews were seen as an alien race which had invaded or infiltrated European society .

Just because millions of otherwise decent people hated the Jewish people does not mean that the Jews deserved to be hated or mistrusted. The motives , logic, & psychology behind or under pining such racism is complex but in the end it is irrational & dangerous & at times lethal to the victims.

In the clip below the so-called "expert" on communicable diseases Madeleine Cosman alleges that Mexicans & other illegals are bringing diseases into America - diseases which she says were all but eradicated.

Reminds one of NAZI propaganda against the Jewish people-The NAZI claimed the Jews were a dirty people who lived in their own filth and were therefore carriers of various disease & they had transmitted diseases to Europe when they migrated from the Middle East etc. This was just part of the NAZI propaganda to justify denying German Jews their rights & eventually exterminating them.

It is easier to deny rights to a group of people once you demonize them & begin talking about them in terms of disease & having other negative characteristics which makes them sound bestial & therefore less than completely human. The White Supremacist & those who are Eurocentric tend to categorize non-Europeans or those not of European ancestry & or those who are not white as "other" as "alien" therefore to be feared shunned & hated .As "other" they are categorized as being uncivilized & barbaric having values which are completely alien to White America or at least to those brought up in America. Once you add the "disease" component these people are seen as if they themselves were "vermin" like fleas, rats or cockroaches which need to be eliminated in order to restore health to one's society.

It is therefore disturbing that the right wing & their media commentators & pundits in the united States are using similar propaganda to that used by the NAZIs in order to fuel hysteria & hate over illegal immigrants from Mexico & from other Latino countries.

Illegals and their Diseases

Dr. Madeline Cosman alleges that illegal immigration is creating a serious health problem or crisis in the United States. Cosman argues there has been a dramatic increase of infectious diseases over the past decade in the US and these diseases are being brought into the country by illegal immigrants who are not screened.

When these so called experts appear on various TV shows such as Lou Dobbs or Bill O'Reilly whether it is CNN or Fox News if at all possible we should look into their credentials , background & affiliations and then decide if they are speaking as real experts or as someone merely pushing an agenda ie anti-immigration, racism, Or conspiracy theories ie Aztlan conspiracy or North American Union Conspiracy or Fema Concentration Camps ( see Alex Jones & Glenn Beck)or Obama's so called new style Hitler Youth Movement or Hysteria over the New World Order( a conspiracy supported by leftist & right wingers) or an alien Lizard race secretly taking over the world(David Icke)

Cosman was not an MD nor was she considered an expert in the field of modern medicine. Her interests was in the area of diseases & their impact in Medieval times.

The Nativists Intelligence Report at Southern Poverty law Center winter 2005

AGE: 68

Speaking at major anti-immigration events like those in Chicago and Las Vegas in 2005, the late Madeleine Cosman rattled off a list of scary illnesses, each allegedly brought to this country by what she called "deadly time bombs" -- illegal aliens. She talked about how the undocumented spit out "anchor babies," children who automatically are U.S. citizens because they are born here and who can then form the basis of an appeal for legalization of their parents under family unification policies. And she claimed that these parents prefer sick babies to healthy ones, presumably because they're able to get public benefits for which they'd otherwise be ineligible.

Though she talked endlessly about disease, Cosman, who died in early 2006, was not a doctor. She was a wealthy lawyer who advised physicians on how to sell their medical practices; a former Renaissance Fair queen; a devotée of hard-line libertarian Ayn Rand; and a member of the far-right Jews for the Preservation of Firearms. She was also a contributor to the conspiracy-minded "News With Views" website, where she offered up fare like "Violent Sexual Predators Who Are Illegal Aliens" and "Bird Flu and Illegal Aliens," wherein she theorized that a Muslim terrorist could "create his own weapon of mass destruction" by smuggling an infected person across the border.

Cosman said she'd written more than a dozen books. Her most successful, she said, was Fabulous Feasts: Medieval Cookery and Ceremony, a 1976 volume that she claimed was "nominated" for both a Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award (these claims are repeated on the book's back cover). But Pulitzer officials say that there were no official "nominees" for the prize until 1980; before then, there were only "submissions" from writers or publishers. In the case of the National Book Award, prize publicist Camille McDuffie sent the Report complete lists of all past nominees and winners of the award; neither Cosman's name nor that of her book is anywhere on those lists. Immigrant-bashing, it appears, was not the only field in which Madeleine Cosman was prone to exaggeration.

also see on Cosman Pro-Immigrant blog, May 22,2007

Cosman also exaggerates the number of sexual predators to be found among illegal & legal immigrants especially from Mexico or other Latino countries.
Racist & Faux Medical Expert Madeleine Cosman, Mexican predators-May 10,2007

Madeleine Cosman, solutions to keep Immigrants out-Equates illegal Immigrants to disease, immorality, laziness, low IQ, uncivilized barbaric etc.

Lou Dobbs more interested in fear mongering about illegal immigrants than he is in truth. He claims that if he reports something it is therefore an incontrovertible fact. He claimed there were 7,000 cases of leprosy in the US in the past three years but according to CDC there have been 7,000 cases over the past 30 years . Dobbs uninterested in facts or being shown that he made a mistake claims everybody is lying but him & his trusted Faux Experts. So even after being informed that his numbers were off Dobbs & CNN continues to use these numbers.

Fact-checking Lou Dobbs

also see: Truth in Immigration

Truth In Immigration
Following a report on illegal immigrants carrying diseases into the U.S., one of the correspondents on his show, Christine Romans, told Dobbs that there have been 7,000 cases of leprosy in the U.S. in the past three years. 60 Minutes checked that and found a report issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, saying that 7,000 is the number of leprosy cases over the last 30 years, not the past three. The report also says that nobody knows how many of those cases involve illegal immigrants.

"We went to try and check that number, 7,000. We can't...," Stahl says.
"Well, I can tell you this. If we reported it, it's a fact," Dobbs replies.
"You can't tell me that. You did report it," Stahl says.
"I just did," Dobbs says.
"How can you guarantee that to me?" Stahl asks.
Says Dobbs, "Because I'm the managing editor. And that's the way we do business. We don't make up numbers, Lesley, do we?"

On Dobbs see: Dobbs Minimizes Impact of Hate Crimes, Bashes Immigrant Rights Groups by Heidi beirich, at Hate Watch Southern Poverty Law Center,nov.25, 2008

This isn’t the first time Dobbs has had trouble with facts. In what has now become a rather infamous incident, in 2007 Dobbs relied on Madeleine Cosman, a woman who repeatedly ranted about Latino men raping boys, girls and nuns, to argue that immigrants were largely responsible for some 7,000 cases of leprosy that had been reported in the United States in a recent three-year period. The numbers were utterly false, resulting in a New York Times column that said Dobbs has “a somewhat flexible relationship with reality.”

Lou Dobbs like other right-wingers in the media tends to have guests on his show who are questionable as to their expertise, their ideology & their affiliations with extremists organizations.He does not tell his audience the complete truth about his guests ignores facts which might undermine their "expert opinion".

also see: Errors and Extremist Sources on Lou Dobbs Tonight at Southern Poverty law Center

Robert Rector, a senior research fellow from the Heritage Foundation

Chris Simcox, co-founder of the Minuteman Project and a top anti-immigration leader, has appeared some 20 times on Dobbs' show. But Dobbs has never reported that Simcox says he has seen the Chinese army secretly maneuvering along the U.S.-Mexico border or that he is a member of the speakers' bureau of the extreme-right John Birch Society.

• Glenn Spencer, head of the American Patrol – regarded as a hate group by the Center – has been interviewed on the Dobbs show at least twice, on Jan. 7 and June 4, 2004. Spencer promotes the idea that the Mexican government is involved in a secret plot to take over the Southwest. He has also predicted that "thousands will die" in a forthcoming Mexican invasion. Dobbs did not mention the criticism of Spencer's group, the fact that he has spoken at other hate group gatherings or his actions in shooting up a neighbor's garage.

ADL: AntiDefamation League:Immigrants Targeted: Extremist Rhetoric Moves into the Mainstream,

Anti-immigrant rhetoric in media and politics

The hateful rhetoric around the immigration debate has gone beyond the rallies, lobbying, and media appearances by anti-immigration advocates. A number of media personalities in television and radio, as well as political leaders, have adopted the same language when discussing immigration issues in this country. From national TV correspondent Lou Dobbs to more extreme political commentator Patrick Buchanan to local radio personalities to members of Congress such as Tom Tancredo and Steve King, the use of anti-immigrant rhetoric has permeated the culture in our country.

An individual who influenced several of these figures is the late Madeleine Cosman, a self-described “medical lawyer” and propagandist who routinely demonized immigrants as a diseased, criminal element. Mainstream media commentators and politicians have utilized Cosman’s “research” to validate false allegations that immigrants coming to the U.S. carry a number of deadly and harmful diseases. In spite of her questionable data, the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons published one of Cosman’s articles in its Spring 2005 issue. Her mainstream exposure added a veneer of legitimacy to her anti-immigrant arguments.

Lou Dobbs

Under the guise of delivering news and commentary, Lou Dobbs, host of Lou Dobbs Tonight, a weekday show on CNN, broadcasts an anti-immigrant message and supports the views and activities of other anti-immigrant activists. Dobbs’ reach has recently spread beyond television, however. In March 2008, he began to host a nightly, three-hour weekday radio program, syndicated throughout the country, to which he has invited a number of anti-immigrant figures for interviews. In June 2008, he invited Rosanna Pulido, the head of the Illinois Minuteman Project, the Illinois spokesperson of You Don’t Speak for Me, and a Field Representative for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, on his show. During the interview, he called her an “outstanding community leader.” Other recent invited guests have included Ira Mehlman, the Media Director at the Federation for American Immigration Reform, a WashingtonD.C.-based anti-immigrant group; Peter Brimelow, who runs VDare, a Website that publishes racist, anti-Semitic, and anti-immigrant articles; William Gheen, the head of the anti-immigrant Americans for Legal Immigration Political Action Committee group who has branded undocumented immigrants as murderous criminals infecting Americans with diseases; and Joe Vento, a Philadelphia restaurant owner who made national news by refusing to serve anyone who does not speak English.

In addition to inviting anti-immigrant activists, Dobbs has gone on the offensive against organizations that seek to expose him as a purveyor of demonizing anti-immigrant sentiment. In a February 2008 interview with National Council of La Raza (NCLR) President Janet Murguia on his syndicated TV show, Dobbs mischaracterized his own previous statements regarding the immigration issue and about the nature of the anti-immigrant advocates he hosts on CNN.

also see " Truth, Fiction and Lou Dobbs" by David Leonhardt at new York Times, May 30, 2007

... To sort through all this, I called James L. Krahenbuhl, the director of the National Hansen’s Disease Program, an arm of the federal government. Leprosy in the United States is indeed largely a disease of immigrants who have come from Asia and Latin America. And the official leprosy statistics do show about 7,000 diagnosed cases — but that’s over the last 30 years, not the last three.

The peak year was 1983, when there were 456 cases. After that, reported cases dropped steadily, falling to just 76 in 2000. Last year, there were 137.

“It is not a public health problem — that’s the bottom line,” Mr. Krahenbuhl told me. “You’ve got a country of 300 million people. This is not something for the public to get alarmed about.” Much about the disease remains unknown, but researchers think people get it through prolonged close contact with someone who already has it.

What about the increase over the last six years, to 137 cases from 76? Is that significant?

“No,” Mr. Krahenbuhl said. It could be a statistical fluctuation, or it could be a result of better data collection in recent years. In any event, the 137 reported cases last year were fewer than in any year from 1975 to 1996.

Of course, he has never acknowledged on the air that his program presented false information twice. Instead, he lambasted the officials from the law center for saying he had. Even yesterday, he spent much of our conversation emphasizing that there really were 7,000 cases in the leprosy registry, the government’s 30-year database. Mr. Dobbs is trying to have it both ways.

... For one thing, Mr. Dobbs has a somewhat flexible relationship with reality. He has said, for example, that one-third of the inmates in the federal prison system are illegal immigrants. That’s wrong, too. According to the Justice Department, 6 percent of prisoners in this country are noncitizens (compared with 7 percent of the population). For a variety of reasons, the crime rate is actually lower among immigrants than natives.

Second, Mr. Dobbs really does give airtime to white supremacy sympathizers. Ms. Cosman, who is now deceased, was a lawyer and Renaissance studies scholar, never a medical doctor or a leprosy expert. She gave speeches in which she said that Mexican immigrants had a habit of molesting children. Back in their home villages, she would explain, rape was not as serious a crime as cow stealing. The Southern Poverty Law Center keeps a list of other such guests from “Lou Dobbs Tonight.”

Finally, Mr. Dobbs is fond of darkly hinting that this country is under attack. He suggested last week that the new immigration bill in Congress could be the first step toward a new nation — a “North American union” — that combines the United States, Canada and Mexico. On other occasions, his program has described a supposed Mexican plot to reclaim the Southwest. In one such report, one of his correspondents referred to a Utah visit by Vicente Fox, then Mexico’s president, as a “Mexican military incursion.”

...The problem with Mr. Dobbs is that he mixes opinion and untruths. He is the heir to the nativist tradition that has long used fiction and conspiracy theories as a weapon against the Irish, the Italians, the Chinese, the Jews and, now, the Mexicans.

There is no denying that this country’s immigration system is broken. But it defies belief — and a whole lot of economic research — to suggest that the problems of the middle class stem from illegal immigrants. Those immigrants, remember, are largely non-English speakers without a high school diploma. They have probably hurt the wages of native-born high school dropouts and made everyone else better off.

Does Dobbs fear being arrested for preaching hate against Latinos or being sued for his lies , fabrications & his belief in the Aztlan conspiracy theory. He doesn't care about truth but rather increasing his ratins.
Lou Dobbs distorts hate-crimes- Dobbs lies-Nov. 29, 2008

Racist hatred is no longer a matter of extremist Hate groups but has been taken up by racist groups which try in public to appear reasonable & that they have legitimate concerns over issues such as immigration . But they are the same old racists but have toned down their language & rhetoric & in doing so are able to get time in the mainstream media to preach their hate speech in a more coded language.

" Rebranding Hate in the Age of Obama" by Eve Conant at Newsweek.com April 25, 2009

With an African-American president and the economy in bad shape, extremist groups are trying to enter the mainstream—and they're having some success.

...Don Black, a 56-year-old former KKK grand wizard, says he no longer has any formal affiliation with the Klan because "it just got so demonized and attracted the wrong people; it just got to be impossible." But that doesn't mean he's given up the struggle. As the founder of Stormfront.org, he has the white-supremacist world at his fingertips, all from the comfort of his West Palm Beach, Fla., home. Last spring Black made it a policy for the site to "have no swastikas and Third Reich symbols to turn off first-time visitors."

Black had to upgrade his server after it crashed Nov. 5 along with another white-supremacist site, the Council of Conservative Citizens, according to the SPLC. "I knew we'd get a surge in interest [after the election], but I didn't expect so much; we couldn't handle it," says Black. In the 24 hours following Obama's victory, he says, 2,800 new users signed up. He claims 150,000 registered users and says he gets about 50,000 unique visits a day. (It's impossible to confirm the figures independently; the SPLC thinks the numbers are slightly higher, but civil-rights groups may also have an interest in exaggerating the phenomenon.) Stormfront has some 50 active forums, including venues for dating, financial advice, gardening and homemaking. Black has 65 volunteer moderators and three administrators.

...The ADL's Mark Pitcavage says it is very difficult to track hate-group numbers because the organizations often splinter. What he tries to track is anger levels, and those, he warns, are rising—despite any superficial sweet talk: "The white-supremacist movement has been at red-hot anger levels for a long time. When I get concerned is when they get to white hot, where you see large bomb plots or talk about race wars. Right now we're at very red hot, and are concerned we might reach white hot again." He points to the MySpace account of "88Charles88" as an example of what he's seeing (88 is code for "Heil, Hitler" in the white-power world). "Charles" attacks Obama and says, "Now it's time to fight." "There is a lot of anger out there," says Pitcavage, "and these groups are trying to stoke it, to get someone like 88Charles88 to take the next step. What we're seeing is not a softening, but a hardening of attitude."

and here's more on how these anti-immigration organizations "have strived to position themselves as legitimate, mainstream advocates against illegal immigration in America, a closer look at the public record reveals that some of these organizations have disturbing links to or relationships with extremists in the anti-Immigration movement." as we see in this article at CivilRights.org.

" The State of Hate: Escalating Hate Violence Against Immigrants" at Civilrights.org

The Role of Extremist Anti-Immigration Groups

Some groups opposing immigration reform, such as the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), and NumbersUSA, have portrayed immigrants as responsible for numerous societal ills, often using stereotypes and outright bigotry. While these groups, and other similar organizations, have strived to position themselves as legitimate, mainstream advocates against illegal immigration in America, a closer look at the public record reveals that some of these organizations have disturbing links to or relationships with extremists in the anti-Immigration movement. These seemingly "legitimate" advocates against illegal immigration are frequently quoted in the mainstream media, have been called to testify before Congress, and often hold meetings with lawmakers and other public figures. This is one of the most disturbing developments of the past few years: the legitimization and mainstreaming of virulently anti-immigrant rhetoric that veers dangerously close to — and too often crosses the line beyond civil discourse over contentious immigration policy issues.

The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, the Anti-Defamation League, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) have become increasingly concerned about the virulent anti-immigrant and anti-Latino rhetoric employed by a handful of groups and coalitions that have tried to position themselves as legitimate, mainstream advocates against illegal immigration in America.

...The Infiltration of Mainstream Media

The increasing number of shrill anti-Immigration reform commentaries from high profile national media personalities, including CNN's Lou Dobbs and Talk Show Network's The Savage Nation host Michael Savage, correlates closely with the increase in hate crimes against Hispanics. There is a direct connection between the tenor of this rhetoric and the daily lives of immigrants, and many fear that the unintended consequence of media celebrities vilifying immigrants will be an atmosphere in which some people will act on these demonizing screeds, violently targeting immigrants and those perceived to be immigrants.

The frequent appearance of extremist groups such as FAIR on mainstream media programs and even at Congressional hearings is extremely worrisome. After reviewing FAIR's virulent rhetoric, SPLC found:

None of this — or any other material evidencing the bigotry and racism that courses through the group — seems to have affected FAIR's media standing. In 2008, the group was quoted in mainstream media outlets nearly 500 times. FAIR staff have been featured several times on CNN's "Lou Dobbs Tonight," along with countless appearances on other television news shows. Dobbs even ran his radio program from a FAIR event in Washington, D.C. this past September. And, perhaps most remarkably of all, FAIR has been taken seriously by Congress, claiming on its home page that it has been asked to testify on immigration bills "more than any other organization in America."

As Alex Nogales, President and CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) has noted, "We are very respectful of the First Amendment and free speech, but the hateful rhetoric, particularly against the immigrant minority communities, espoused by irresponsible TV and radio talk show hosts on American airwaves needs to be addressed." NHMC has undertaken a study to quantify hate speech in commercial radio, petitioned the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to open an inquiry into hate speech on the nation's airwaves, and requested that the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) update its 1993 report, The Role of Telecommunications in Hate Crime.7 In that report, NTIA found "deeply troubling" examples where "telecommunications has been used to advocate or encourage the commission of hate crimes." But the report concluded that "the extent to which such messages (of hate) actually lead to the commission of crimes is unclear."8

On July 5, 2007, Michael Savage suggested America would be a better place if students staging a hunger strike in the hope of securing immigration reform legislation starved to death:

SAVAGE: Then there's the story of college students who are fasting out here in the Bay Area. They're illegal aliens and they want green cards simply because they're students. I don't understand what — how this two and two adds up. I would say, let them fast until they starve to death, then that solves the problem. Because then we won't have a problem about giving them green cards because they're illegal aliens; they don't belong here to begin with. They broke into the country; they're criminals.9

Like Savage, Lou Dobbs has also stated on his CNN show, Lou Dobbs Tonight, "illegal aliens are criminals." (Lou Dobbs Tonight transcript, 4/6/05). As NCLR has pointed out, illegal immigrants are not considered criminals under current U.S. law. NCLR has chronicled many of Lou Dobbs's other comments made on CNN about immigrants and immigration reform...

also see:

Lou Dobbs: Making up racist shit by
David Neiwert at Orcinus Friday, May 11, 2007

and more right wing hysteria see for example:

WHEN ILLEGALS GO BERSERK WILL YOUR STATE BE PREPARED? by Dewy Kidd at News With Views.com, March 27, 2006

and so it goes,