See my post earlier this week Movie Review: The Brainwashing of My Dad, the documentary by Jen Senko about losing her father to right wing media. Also on Blog for Iowa see the list of the thirteen Iowa commercial radio stations that broadcast multiple hours a day of hate speech. Go to their websites and check out their program schedules. You will be appalled to see that they are filling the publicly owned airwaves with highly paid propagandists they call “on-air personalities.”
“Publicity is the most powerful weapon that can be wielded in a Republic. And when such a weapon is placed in the hands of one person or a single selfish group is permitted to either tacitly or otherwise acquire ownership or dominate these broadcasting stations throughout the country, then woe be to those who dare to differ with them. It will be impossible to compete with them in reaching the ears of the American people.” – Texas representative Luther Johnson in the debate that preceded the Radio Act of 1927.
“Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbells said, ‘if you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it…the lie can be maintained only for such time as the state can shield the people from the political, economic or military consequences.’ Even Goebell knew that unlike truth, lies have limits and a lifespan.”