Associated Press willingly COLLUDED with the Nazis, new report shows @AP

ByPamela Geller on March 30, 2016
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The more things change, the more they stay the same. During World War II, the AP covered for the Nazis; today they softsell and scrub the jihad.

The AP colluded with the 20th century Nazis to advance their cause.
And today the AP is colluding with 21st century Nazis to advance their Islamic cause.

Too bad this news wasn’t released to a far more moral world after the war — the AP would have been drummed out of business. Instead, they are laying the groundwork for the Holocaust redux.

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An Associated Press photograph shows some of over 132,000 members of the Hitler youth organisation assembled at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin, where German Chancellor Adolf Hitler and Dr. Joseph Goebbels addressed them, as part of the usual round of May Day festivities and demonstrations in Germany on May 1, 1939. The AP caption notes: ‘The Fuhrer arrives and the members of the Hitler youth organisation rise as one man to give the Nazi salute at the demonstration in the Olympic Stadium, Berlin.’ (AP Photo)

An Associated Press photograph shows Adolf Hitler, German Reichsfuehrer, acknowledging the ecstatic cheers of Sudeten Germans, as he entered Asch, on the heels of German armies which took over the ceded Czechoslovakian territory, on Oct. 3, 1938. The AP caption notes: 'Party members grip each other's belt, straining to hold the enthusiastic crowds in check.' (AP Photo)

An Associated Press photograph shows Adolf Hitler, German Reichsfuehrer, acknowledging the ecstatic cheers of Sudeten Germans, as he entered Asch, on the heels of German armies which took over the ceded Czechoslovakian territory, on Oct. 3, 1938. The AP caption notes: ‘Party members grip each other’s belt, straining to hold the enthusiastic crowds in check.’ (AP Photo)

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An Associated Press photograph shows a parade of Nazi black guards marching past the Reich Chancellory on Wilhelmstrasse during their parade in Berlin, Germany, on Jan. 30, 1937. (AP)

Cooperation with prestigious US news agency allowed Hitler to portray his ‘war of extermination as a conventional war’ By TOI, March 30, 2016:
Associated Press willingly cooperated with the Nazis, new report shows
News agency and Third Reich said to have made mutually beneficial deal, with AP providing countless photos for Nazi propaganda; AP denies collaboration
By Raphael Ahren

The Associated Press news agency willingly cooperated with Nazi Germany, submitting to the regime’s restrictive rulings on the freedom of the press and providing it with images from its photo archives to be used in its anti-Semitic and anti-Western propaganda machine, a new report reveals.

When Adolf Hitler’s National Socialists rose to power in 1933, all international news agencies but the US-based AP were forced to leave Germany. The AP continued to operate in the Third Reich until 1941, when the United States joined World War II.

According to German historian Harriet Scharnberg, the world’s biggest news agency was only allowed to remain in Germany because it signed a deal with the regime.

The news agency lost control over its copy by submitting itself to the Schriftleitergesetz (editor’s law), agreeing not to print any material “calculated to weaken the strength of the Reich abroad or at home,” she wrote in an article published in the academic journal Studies in Contemporary History.

Scharnberg’s research was first reported by the UK-based Guardian newspaper.

According to the paper, the Nazis’ so-called editor’s law forced AP employees to contribute material for the Nazi party’s propaganda division. One of the four photographers working for the company in the 1930s was Franz Roth, a member of the SS paramilitary unit’s propaganda division. His pictures were handpicked by Hitler, the Guardian writes.

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Photocollage cover of Der Untermensch (The Subhuman), a 52-page SS pamphlet that used images taken by the Associated Press (Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin)

Photocollage cover of Der Untermensch (The Subhuman), a 52-page SS pamphlet that used images taken by the Associated Press (Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin)

The AP’s images appeared in many of the regime’s propaganda publications. Most of the images in a pamphlet called “Jews in the US” were provided by the AP. In a different publication entitled “The Subhuman,” the AP provided the second-largest number of photographs, according to Scharnberg.

It is possible to argue that the AP’s agreement with the Nazis allowed the West a “peek into a repressive society that may otherwise have been entirely hidden from view,” the Guardian writes. On the other hand, the deal allowed to Nazis to cover up their war crimes. The cooperation with the prestigious American news agency allowed Hitler to portray his “war of extermination as a conventional war,” Scharnberg told the Guardian.

Instead of printing pictures of the days-long Lviv pogroms with its thousands of Jewish victims, the American press was only supplied with photographs showing the victims of the Soviet police and ‘brute’ Red Army war criminals,” Scharnberg, a historian at Halle’s Martin Luther University, told the paper, citing one example of the agency’s work helping the Nazis.

“To that extent it is fair to say that these pictures played their part in disguising the true character of the war led by the Germans,” she added. “Which events were made visible and which remained invisible in AP’s supply of pictures followed German interests and the German narrative of the war.”

Responding to the Guardian’s report, the AP said it would research the matter but rejected the notion that it deliberately collaborated with the Nazis.

“An accurate characterization is that the AP and other foreign news organizations were subjected to intense pressure from the Nazi regime from the year of Hitler’s coming to power in 1932 until the AP’s expulsion from Germany in 1941. AP management resisted the pressure while working to gather accurate, vital and objective news in a dark and dangerous time,” the agency stated.

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  • Mahou Shoujo

    The lame stream media has a history of incompetence subservience, prostitution of its services to the highest bidder then shamelessly changing sides as the wind changes.

  • yourmaster

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTbkbH3x7LQ Trump will be president soon.

    know what wouldn’t surprise me? *l*
    ….When the Nazi’s lost the war in WWII, and most of their main members were forced to flee execution – I get this odd feeling that they all Joined the Democrat Party in the USA. Since Dems viciously hate Israel and the Jews. Also… notice people like Bernie and elizabeth warren in the Dem party now, The left have hid their love of socialism-communism for the past 60 yrs and only now come out praising both ….they wouldn’t have done that 60 yrs ago. know why? because they would be lynched and executed by mobs of people in the streets, especially during a time such as WWII were they would of been considered collaborators with the nazi’s.

    • Wayne Ville

      I grew up with Walter and the Viet Nam War news every night. He was one of the worst for distorting the facts and it has gone down hill since. I do not trust the mainstream media at all. I get my news from OANN, the blogs, and from reading between the lines. There are no perfect candidates but one does have the best ideas and track record, and that is Trump. Like him, hate him I don’t care, his positions are correct. And speaking of collaboration with evil, how about the 1000 rabbis that are for bringing in more muslim migrants? Cruz, Rubio, Kasich, and the dems embrace that by the way.

      I like the video, thanks.

      • Rob Porter

        Did you see this on Trump by Bill Bennett? From a man life Bill Bennett this is almost amazing and I almost see Bennett laughing over Trump tearing apart corrupt to the core Washington, Republicans and Democrats. Donald has the subtlety of a bull in the china shop, but apparently right now this is what is needed.
        ‘What I See Happening In a Trump Presidency’, By Bill Bennett

        “They will kill him before they let him be president. It could be a Republican or a Democrat that instigates the shutting up of Trump.
        Don’t be surprised if Trump has an accident. Some people are getting very nervous: Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett, Eric Holder, Hillary Clinton and Jon Corzine, to name just a few.

        “It’s about the unholy dynamics between big government, big business, and big media. They all benefit by the billions of dollars from this partnership, and it’s in all of their interests to protect one another. It’s one for all and all for one. It’s a heck of a filthy relationship that makes everyone filthy rich, everyone except the American people. We get ripped off. We’re the patsies. But for once, the powerful socialist cabal and the corrupt crony capitalists are scared. The over-the-top reaction to Trump by politicians of both parties, the media, and the biggest corporations of America has been so swift and insanely angry that it suggests they are all threatened and frightened.

        “Donald Trump can self-fund. No matter how much they say to the contrary, the media, business, and political elite understand that Trump is no joke. He could actually win and upset their nice cozy apple cart.

        “It’s no coincidence that everyone has gotten together to destroy The Donald. It’s because most of the other politicians are part of the a good old boys club. They talk big, but they won’t change a thing. They are all beholden to big-money donors. They are all owned by lobbyists, unions, lawyers, gigantic environmental
        organizations, and multinational corporations – like Big Pharmacy or Big Oil. Or they are owned lock, stock, and barrel by foreigners like George Soros owns Obama or foreign governments own Hillary and their Clinton Foundation donations.

        “These run-of-the-mill establishment politicians are all puppets owned by big money. But there’s one man who isn’t beholden to anyone. There’s one man who doesn’t need foreigners, or foreign governments, or George Soros, or the United Auto Workers, or the teacher’s union, or the Service Employees International Union, or the Bar Association to fund his campaign.

        “Billionaire tycoon and maverick Donald Trump doesn’t need anyone’s help. That means he doesn’t care what the media says. He doesn’t care what the corporate elites think. That makes him very dangerous to the entrenched interests. That makes Trump a
        huge threat to those people. Trump can ruin everything for the bribed politicians and their spoiled slave masters.

        “Don’t you ever wonder why the GOP has never tried to impeach
        Obama? (I have time and again, and said so on blog sites – Rob) Don’t you wonder why John Boehner and Mitch McConnell talk a big game, but never actually try to stop Obama? Don’t you wonder why Congress holds the purse strings, yet has never tried to de-fund Obamacare or Obama’s clearly illegal executive action on
        amnesty for illegal aliens? Bizarre, right? It defies logic, right?

        “First, I’d guess many key Republicans are being bribed. Secondly, I believe many key Republicans are being blackmailed. Whether they are having affairs, or secretly gay, or stealing taxpayer money, the National Security Agency knows everything.

        “Ask former House Speaker Dennis Hastert about that. The government even knew he was withdrawing large sums of his own money from his own bank account. The NSA, the SEC, the IRS, and all the other three-letter government agencies are watching every Republican political leader. They surveil everything. Thirdly, many Republicans are petrified of being called racists, so they are scared to ever criticize Obama or call out his crimes, let alone demand his impeachment. Fourth , why rock the boat? After
        defeat or retirement, if you’re a good old boy, you’ve got a $5 million-per-year lobbying job waiting. The big-money interests have the system gamed. Win or lose, they win.

        “Obama, the multinational corporations and the media need to stop Trump. They recognize this could get out of control. If left unchecked, telling the raw truth and asking questions everyone else is afraid to ask, Trump could wake a sleeping giant. Trump’s election would be a nightmare. Obama has committed many crimes. No one else but Trump would dare to prosecute. He will not hesitate. Once Trump gets in and gets a look at the cooked books and Obama’s records, the game is over. The goose is
        cooked. Holder could wind up in prison. Jarrett could wind up in
        prison. Obama bundler Corzine could wind up in prison for losing $1.5 billion of customer money. Clinton could wind up in jail for deleting 32,000 emails or for accepting bribes from foreign governments while Secretary of State, or for misplacing $6 billion as
        the head of the State Department, or for lying about Benghazi. The entire upper level management of the IRS could wind up in prison.

        “Obamacare will be de-funded and dismantled. Obama himself could wind up ruined, his legacy in tatters. Trump will investigate. Trump will prosecute. Trump will go after everyone involved. That’s
        why the dogs of hell have been unleashed on Donald Trump.

        “Yes, it’s become open season on Donald Trump. The left and the right are determined to attack his policies, harm his businesses, and, if possible, even keep him out of the coming debates. But they can’t silence him. And they sure can’t intimidate him. The more they try, the more the public will realize that he’s the one telling the truth”.

        • joe1429

          Trump is a different kind of animal… he will kill them… before they kill him! This man does not play games

        • Wayne Ville

          Thanks for the article. I agree with it.

      • joe1429

        That pos cronkite, and the dems are the reason millions of our S.vietnamese allies were brutally slaughtered, and send to reeducation camps. Fast foward to iraq 2012… millions of our iraqi friends brutally slaughtered. What do these have in common.. the Demorats and their filthy collaborators in the pos media!!!

    • RetiredNavyphotog

      Great video.

  • Dusty Koellhoffer
  • Brum

    The MSM did that 80 years ago ?
    What are they doing now ?
    Has their motive changed ?

  • Hindsight = 20/20. We must inform the electorate about what is happening today & we do not have much time left. How are we going to do that?

    http://members.ziggo.nl/iiat/discussion/

  • Pkm

    U dnt survive in a tyrannical regime by telling the truth.do so and u end up like the poor journalists in the ISIS beheading videos. Stop lying AP nt every con is successful. Accept it : in order to ensure the survival of u r stupid wholesale distribution of news aka syndication ,u had 2 lie.
    Pathetic state of modern news industry, can’t even publish original research work.u fuckz hve 2 rely on such middlemen.if I ever become a dictator,except social media no other news publishing industry will b allowed. Of course I would allow full freedom of social media,no censorship.

  • Solipsis

    And now the AP is colluding with the new Nazis the Islamic Fascist Nazis.

  • Jane

    The ones who speak out now against the girls of Germany getting raped get called Nazis for doing so. When islam is the new fascism.
    During the actual Nazi regime, there were three stages, 1. It became dangerous to speak the truth. Look how Germany imprisoned Heidi Mund for saying a prayer for her country. 2. People started losing their jobs, faced fines, and prison for their views. That seems to be what is happening to free speech even in Britain. For the crime of asking someone a question, you get your house ransacked by police, your computers all seized, and arrested. 3. People with opposing views were killed. That’s what will happen when Sharia is implemented. As in Pakistan on the streeta the bloodthirsty Muslims are calling for Asia Bibi’s death because she is a Christian.

    • soundclick.com/globalfirm

      Muhammadism will be dissolved if we don’t give up.
      Educate, unite, organize.

  • soundclick.com/globalfirm

    The question if the Nazis were created by Muhammadists is an unanswered question. Amin El-Husseini, Grandmufti of Jerusalem was active as General in the mass-murder of Armenian non-Muhammadists by Turks & Kurds (Ottoman empire) in the 1. world war & later, payed by Hitler was active in radio-propaganda & the death-machinery of the Nazis. Later he lived in France & he was uncle of Arafat.
    & today nationalists try to undertheorize & nationally restrict the global liberation movement aimed at establishing global human rights & ecology & dissolving Muhammadism.
    Educate, Unite, Organize.

  • Dorrie

    Our media is literally giving away our SOVEREIGNTY, by not reporting things that We The People have a right to know and NEED to know!

    • The origional roger

      That’s it.

    • Rob Porter

      Yes, like the savagery of the Muslims of al-Shabaab in Westgate Mall in Nairobi: “On October 1, 2013 @ 12:45 am In Daily Mailer, FrontPage – During the four-day siege in Kenya’s Westgate shopping Mall, al-Shabaab jihadists raped, tortured, beheaded, dismembered, castrated, gouged out eyes, amputated fingers and hung hostages on hooks from the roof.

      According to a forensic medical doctor, “They [the al-Shabaab attackers] removed eyes, ears, noses. Fingers are cut by pliers, noses ripped
      by pliers”… “Those are not allegations. Those are f****** truths,”… “They removed testicles, eyes, ears, nose. They get your hand and sharpen it like a pencil then they tell you to write your name with the blood. They drive knives inside a child’s body. Actually, if you look at all the bodies, unless those ones that were escaping, fingers are cut by pliers, the noses are ripped by pliers.” There were also reports that hostages were beheaded and their heads thrown out of the windows.

      “This inexplicable savage violence is typically attributed to psychological warfare, military tactics or individual acts of brutality, but for Jihadists they are justifiable sacred acts against the enemies of Islam.” And much, much more..

      And Western leaders are too gutless and morally destitute to be resolved to wipe out this vermin from the face of the earth?

  • The origional roger

    AP is still advancing the cause of the greatest threat to the west, just a different doctrine.

  • Stephen Honig

    Too bad there wasn’t a war between Hitler and Islam. It would have been a great war of attrition. Now look at Germany.

  • El Cid

    Nothing changes.
    Same reason why the AP and other agencies are allowed to report on Hamas and the Palestinian Authority, for example.
    Or, why they don’t “insult” Islam by reporting the truth. Don’t want to be shut-down in the Arab world.

  • Steve

    I find that the mob mentality crosses all cultures. You can see it in nazis as a classic example but look at the mobs in tehran and even the mobs of black lies mutters protesters in ferguson. The lessons we need in part to see from old and new history is how people can be so easily manipulated and there are reasons and forces behind it. Educated people usually are not as vulnerable to the manipulation.

  • joe1429

    The associated depressed are a bunch of drive by libtards.