Wall Street Journal via James Taranto continue propaganda lies.
[Ed. Updated 6:26 AM August 3, 2009. Many of you are asking for analysis of the new alleged Kenyan birth certification. However, the back to back articles I have written about the Wall Street Journal’s blatant propaganda are too important to move from the front page today. People need to be made aware they are being lied to by the press. This new desperation to use big lie propaganda might possibly have something to do with the recent Kenya birth certification information. But I would just remind my readers that this new Kenyan documentation has come to us in the form of a color copy of a color photograph. The details in the document – names of Government officials, place of birth etc. – have not been independently verified. Much more verification should have been done before bringing the document forward. That being said, if it turns out to be genuine, it will be the single most important story in Presidential history as a Kenyan birth would mean Mr. Obama is not now and never has been a basic US citizen, forget the more difficult requirement of natural born citizen. My research indicates he can never be a natural born citizen – even if born on US soil – since (he admits) his birth status was governed by Great Britain.]
The Wall Street Journal and James Taranto came under pressure after our article here yesterday revealed propaganda wherein they attempted to convince readers a statute exists which does not exist.
The Wall Street Journal – instead of owning up to the false reporting – has chosen to experiment with further propaganda by repeating the lie again. And in doing so, they have taken the final leap from journalism to big lie propaganda. Repeat the lie as often as you can and people will accept it as truth. This is the tactic employed by the Wall Street Journal and it’s straight out of Jospeh Goebbel’s original playbook:
Goebbels rose to power in 1933 along with Hitler and the Nazi party, and he was appointed propaganda minister. One of his first acts was the burning of books rejected by the Nazis. He exerted totalitarian control over the media, arts, and information in Germany. In that position, he perfected an understanding of the “Big Lie” technique of propaganda, which is based on the principle that a lie, if audacious enough and repeated enough times, will be believed by the masses.
The original propaganda lie stated by Taranto at the Wall Street Journal was this:
“Someone born overseas and after 1986, but otherwise in identical circumstances to Obama, would be a natural-born citizen thanks to a law signed by President Reagan.”
No such law exists. No such law was signed by Ronald Reagan. It’s a lie.
If it weren’t a lie, the Wall Street Journal would answer by printing statutory code references and text which support its reporting. But that’s not what happened because no such statute exists. The Wall Street Journal made it up out of thin air.
And when we called them on it, instead of acknowledging that no such law exists containing the phrase “natural born citizen”, the Wall Street Journal chose to repeat the same lie again. Here is the second lie. It appears in yesterday’s follow up by Taranto:
“Other statutes have extended natural-born citizenship to some children born overseas to U.S. citizens.”
There isn’t a single statute in all of US law which extends “natural-born citizenship” to anybody.
No current US statute even uses the words “natural-born citizen”.
It’s shocking to see the Wall Street Journal come so far out of the propaganda closet. They have taken that final step into fascism – a willing embrace of big lie propaganda. And Joseph Goebbels would be proud. The ministry of propaganda is here.