December 1, 2005

Nazi Propaganda

Posted by Eric Jaffa
August 12, 2005 @ 7:01 am
Filed under: Media Watch

The Goebbels Experiment“, a German documentary about Joseph Goebbels, opens in Manhattan today.

Rejecting commentary, Mr. ( Lutz) Hachmeister and Mr. (Michael) Kloft allow Goebbels to speak for himself, in the voice of Kenneth Branagh, via the extensive diaries that he kept from 1924 to 1945. Rare clips from German film and television archives illustrate the readings, which veer wildly from venomous, anti-Semitic rants to eloquent musings on music and nature, often in the same entry.

More on Kenneth Branagh.




Bill O’Reilly Has No Class

Posted by Eric Jaffa
August 12, 2005 @ 6:02 am
Filed under: Media Watch, TV

Cindy Sheehan’s son Casey was killed in Iraq.

She is camping near George W. Bush’s house in Crawford, TX, waiting to ask Bush what the mission is in Iraq.

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly claims that in discussing her, he’s been “respectful.”

This is Bill O’Reilly’s concept of respect:

[Cindy Sheehan is] the lead story on Michael Moore’s Web site on an almost daily basis. And she knows — I mean, Michael Moore isn’t a subtle guy. Everybody knows where he stands.

So I mean, I think Mrs. Sheehan bears some responsibility for this and also for the responsibility of other American families who have lost sons and daughters in Iraq, who feel that this kind of behavior borders on treasonous.

Falsely claiming that people can control which websites write about them? Citing nameless people who think someone’s behavior is almost “treasonous”? That is how Bill O’Reilly shows respect?




Rupert Murdoch Is Buying Websites

Posted by Eric Jaffa
August 12, 2005 @ 5:48 am
Filed under: Media Watch

Rupert Murdoch already has a web presence in FoxNews.com, NYpost.com, and other sites.

But he wants to control more websites.

News Corp is preparing to spend up to $2 billion on the Internet. Murdoch has said that this is the group’s top priority as far as global expansion is concerned. It is said to be looking at buying a small internet search engine and is also developing its own mass entertainment website. Fox’s current sites are more promotional in nature.

So far this year, the company has spent more than $700 million investing in web companies.

For a list of TV stations, newspapers, etc., owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp, click here.

By the way, the reporter should have said whether News Corp is spending $2 billion on the internet in the next year, next quarter, next 5 years….