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Soviet Book Charges ‘zionist’ Control of American Media

A claim of “Zionist” control of the media in the United States is made in a book published in Moscow, it was reported by the World Jewish Congress whose Institute of Jewish Affairs here has obtained a copy of the 355-page publication.

The book, “The Truth Against Demagogy and Lies,” is published in Russian and is a collection of articles condemning “imperialism and its ideological sabotage.” Dr. Howard Spier, research officer at the Institute, said that Zionism comes under vicious attack in an article by V. Gan entitled “How the Tail Wags the Dog.”

Spier quotes Gan as stating that “It has been authentically established that The New York Times, Washington Post and St. Louis Dispatch, the newspaper chain of Samuel Newhouse, the magazines Newsweek, Time, Vogue and Glamour, and the TV companies CBS, NBC and ABC are in one degree or another under the direct control, or at least influence, of the Zionists.”

Gan then turns his attention to local U.S. newspapers, magazines and radio and TV stations and claims that “hundreds” of them “have got entangled in the nets of the Zionists,” Spier reports. Gan also writes that “Zionist control” of the U.S. media has created “a false chauvinistic conception of Israel as ‘a bulwark of Western civilization and the free world and a small oasis of progress in the Middle East ….”

Spier points out that this allegation is firmly in line with Soviet policy, which frequently exaggerates the influence of the “Jewish lobby” in the U.S.

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