NEW YORK (Dec. 12)
Liberty Lobby, a far-right propaganda apparatus charged by the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith with using its daily radio program to peddle anti-Semitism, has said that as a result of ADL’s disclosures, Mutual Broadcasting System will no longer make the five-minute show available to its 600 affiliates.
“A victory for the ADL” was the way Liberty Lobby’s December report to contributors described Mutual’s termination of its eight-month-old distribution contract with the Washington-based group. The cancellation came on the heels of the League’s exposure of the anti-Semitic content of the “This Is Liberty Lobby” programs, of Liberty Lobby materials, and the long-time anti-Jewish activities of Willis A. Carto, its founder.
According to Seymour Graubard, ADL’s national chairman, about 90 of the Mutual Stations have been airing the program around the country. He added, however, that “the Mutual action cuts the number of ‘This Is Liberty Lobby’ outlets almost in half, but some 100 independent stations still carry the program.”
The ADL survey of the broadcasts, made public last July by Lawrence Peirez, chairman of the ADL’s civil rights committee, and John L. Goldwater, chairman of its fact finding committee, identified Carto as “an outspoken anti-Semite” and “the unpublicized force” behind “This Is Liberty Lobby,” Noting that “This Is Liberty Lobby,” commentator Bob Bartell has charged American Jews with being disloyal, using terminology “scraped from the garbage cans of professional hatemongers.” the League also questioned whether the managements and licensees of the program’s radio outlets were “ignorant of its contents or uncaring about their role in helping peddle bigotry.”
ESCALATED ANTI-SEMITIC CAMPAIGN
Graubard pointed out that “even in its report of the cancellation, Liberty Lobby again libeled American Jews and perpetuated the falsehood that Jews control the news media.” He said that after ADL’s survey of “This Is Liberty Lobby” was made public, Liberty Lobby had escalated its anti-Semitic campaign with a promotion and distribution of two notorious hate tracts — “The Myth of the Six Million,” a 119-page anonymous paperback, and a reprint of a 27-year-old fraudulent anti-Semitic pamphlet, “The ADL and Its Use in the Communist Offensive,” written by Robert H. Williams, an anti-Jewish propagandist in the 1940s and 1950s.
The ADL survey disclosed that the Liberty Lobby broadcasts regularly offered a free copy of “America First” as a bonus for subscriptions to “the equally anti-Semitic monthly, ‘Liberty Letter.'” The July issue of “Liberty Letter.” n a column and ad on “The Myth of the Six Million,” described the book as containing “facts” allegedly proving that Hitler’s decimation of the Jewish people during the Holocaust “is pure poppycock.”