Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Who Is The American Free Press?

Loose Change mentions "The American Free Press" on at least 4 occasions. I found this rather interesting because I had never heard of them before. This is more than they mention the New York Times, which is amazing, because in addition to it being one of the country's most widely read newspapers, most of the events took place in New York. So how did this obscure little newspaper become such a major source for this film? What is it?

Well just go to their website:

Find out why maverick, independent grass-roots media voices such as American Free Press have declared all-out war on the elite-controlled Big Media Monopoly in America and around the globe . . .

OK, I have no problem with being an independent source of information, blogs do that to a certain extent. But what type of information are they reporting? Here are some of the articles:

Prospects Sour for White Males in United States

CIA Death Squad Continues to Pile Up More Bodies

Milosevic Trial in The Hague Embarrasses West

Educators Advocate Homosexuality, Pedophilia

Zionist Circles Benefit From WTC Collapse

Or how about some of the ads they display prominently on their home page?

The High Priests of War: The The Secret History of How America's Neo-Conservative Trotskyites Came to Power and Orchestrated the War Against Iraq as the First Step in Their Drive for Global EmpireZionism and Christianity - An unholy alliance

1-800-BEAT IRS - we have the tax information that you need!

White Christian Heritage. Souvenirs, Books & Stuff. Christian Identity, Southern, T-shirts, Flags. Visit us at: www.whiteheritagestore.com

The people of earth before Adam. The Jews are not the Israelites of the Bible, who the Israelites are today, when people's skin were changed, explains what causes around 400 kinds of cancer in US and our livestock, explains why Canaan was cursed. $3.50 to

I didn't link to the ads, because I in no way wish to support these types of people. So we essentially have here a group of paranoid, anti-Semitic, white supremacist conspiracy theorists, and this is one of the major sources for Loose Change. That says a lot.

Thanks to reader Truth, whose research contributed to this post.

7 Comments:

At 12 May, 2006 18:09, Blogger extremist said...

On this About Us page, AFP says: "WE CHOOSE LIFE and that is why we've prepared this first issue of American Free Press, brought to you by the former staff of The Spotlight, who are now the publishers."

For those who don't know about The Spotlight, it "was a weekly newspaper in the United States, published from 1975 to 2001 by a now-defunct organization called Liberty Lobby."

Liberty Lobby's founder, Willis Carto, has quite a history.

 
At 13 May, 2006 05:27, Blogger nesNYC said...

Oh boy! Are you really trying to cite credibility by how widely a paper is read as in your comment about the New York Times? More likely, the wider the circulation, the more likely they will be "influenced" by CIA operatives.

It's VERY simple to debunk that. Firstly, in the run up to the Iraqi war, Judith Miller intentionally fed the paper misinformation on the scale of Joseph Gobbles. In fact, she was in collaboration direct collaboration with members of the Bush administration.

Now, you really should ask yourself one question, if we have a "free" press, how does the above situation with Miller come to bear? It's pretty simple because we DON'T have a free press. Many of the so called journalists are actually paid CIA disinformation shills. If you need solid evidence of this, all you have to do is look into the history of "Operation Mockingbird" and how the press has been subverted in this country for a few decades now.

Now do your homework and go here. I'd rather trust a source like American Free Press over the Times any day. But don't limit yourself to one source of any kind, read many and piece together all the facts. As Americans, we are very lazy when it comes to this. We rely on what the "experts" tell us and let their opinions stand as fact for fear to technical subject matters.

 
At 29 July, 2006 11:06, Blogger AbrashTX said...

Thanks for pointing out the link between 9-11 conspiracism and Holocaust deniers--it's been one of conspiracists' dirty little secrets for too long.

Here's the Southern Poverty Law Center's report on a 2002 conspiracist conference that featured Christopher Bollyn, one of AFP's main "journalists." Bollyn said that a "disintegration ray" could have destroyed the towers. Don't be silly! It would have taken two disintegration rays! /sarcasm
http://www.splcenter.org/intel/intelreport/article.jsp?aid=32

 
At 15 September, 2006 11:49, Blogger Swing Dangler said...

You guys are great...trying to debunk Loose Change by looking at Ads on a website?? WTF?! Posting a detailed history of the founder??

Labeling them as anti-semite which you use in error. How many times do you have to be told...to oppose the political goal of Zionism is completely different than being prejudice and/or racist towards an ethnic group.
Quit using that tired arguement because it gives Arabs and Jews a bad name.

 
At 15 September, 2006 11:51, Blogger Swing Dangler said...

Oh yeah and your adlinks are dead! Fix it or be branded anti-semite!

 
At 25 October, 2006 16:35, Blogger SoLiable said...

Hi I just read your blog and I have some thoughts on the matter. It's a bit long. The entire following article, including the last few sentences, is all one idea.

I've read the American Free Press. I just got off the toilet with it (and maybe should have left it there). I've been thinking about disinformation lately and AFP is the perfect propaganda rag. Why perfect? It's outside of the mainstream, it constantly points the finger at the US Government, exposing lies and some alternative reasons behind some of our foreign policy, and voicing views that are clearly those of critically arrived-at thought and dissent. All of the above-mentioned aspects of the rag lend it the voice of legitamacy, you see. No one believes a propagandist, you see. To carry it out, one must portray it as the voice of reason, and, obviously, as you see (MKUltra and the original Nazi Germany MK -- Mind Kontrol -- program, from which the MKUltra (et al) programs were derived) the real agenda, stated as frankly and honestly (although often of course lacking the apparent and sound critical thought) as the bits of apparent legitamacy that also reach print makes it all blend together. If you accept, deep in your heart, one part of the message, you're much more liable to incorporate the other parts.

I read some of the articles -- only the ones that interested me, of course, and found myself deeply moved by some of the sentiments. I was excited about some of the reporting on the Middle East and the Bush Administration. I can remember thinking I had found something really special. And then, after aligning myself with fundamental viewpoint shone forth in the paper (and being forgiving of all the strange advertisements and a couple pretty strange-sounding article titles), I found myself thinking: "yeah, maybe illegal worker immigration is the biggest threat to American security..." I fucking kid you not. MK. Not a fucking joke. Please pardon the profanity.

I'm not a big critical information gatherer, in other words, I don't like to think. And I think most people are like me. We like to know. And we'd rather know than think, thank you very much. This is true especially in terms of the social situation -- the complex social web -- the richness and depth of it -- along with the literally infinite number of things that can happen (ways you can die or be hurt, or lose face, for example) -- the difficulty of surviving the earth environment (truly an essentially hostile place -- a few degrees fahrenheit (body temperature), a bit too much salt (a few tablespoons at once will kill you), or not quite enought water, obviously -- you're toast), along with the essential mystery of communication: of all possible things, what does this other person actually think or feel or mean?, all adds up to: we have to share a common understanding in order to communicate. As we learn and get to know one another, I become more accepting of you and you become more accepting of me. This is integration, demonized in our society today as conformation -- "conforming is bad, conforming is bad." This rich social integration is no different in the cognitive sense than conforming. We don't often think of "integration" but we often think of "conformation," the latter always in the negative sense. To be sure it can be a negative thing -- like falling in with some bad people, the most pertinent example. But what is bad and what is good? Welcome to Corporate America:

Do Not Conform.

Yes, Sir!

In essence, what I'm trying to say is, we're naturally designed to be social creatures, and the very nature of that relationship requires much communication and little thought. It requires much shared understanding. To understand someone is to accept them.

This lies at the heart of the best propaganda. With bits of legit by which to gain acceptance, our natural inclination in our capacity of communication is to integrate the whole in order to understand it. So these rags are like poisoned cookies, and so is the 95% of the mainstream media (all media) in America that is owned (that is controlled (or is it... kontrolled?)) by only six corporations.

Please familiarize yourself with the Disclosure Project.
Google video search: disclosure project national press club conference 2001

Google vido search: Buzz Aldrin. Watch the 4 min. clip of him describing the UFO they saw on the way to the moon.

Ask yourself why he kept it secret for almost 40 years.

Thanks for the thought

 
At 02 April, 2009 21:05, Blogger Taru said...

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