- From southern France, Christopher Jones
summarizes and comments on a report on the assassination of
President Kennedy. Need I stress that WAIS censors only direct
attacks on other WAISers and grossly improper laguage.
- Christopher says: "I glanced at the
Kennedy assassination site and found this; it fits into our
discussion of Hollywood stereotypes and the slavish behavior of
the US press after the 9/11 tragedy and in the run up to the
invasion of Iraq. In a quick rundown, the website recapitulates
an old story that I heard back in the late sixties and early
seventies in California: that Kennedy was liquidated by the
mafia whose kingpin was Meyer Lansky (pal of Lucky Luciano). In
fact, I could add a small tidbit which the author may or may not
have covered: that Marilyn Monroe was murdered by the mafia as a
warning to her lovers; Bobby and Jack Kennedy. The story of the
Corsican hit squad was documented in a TV documentary in Europe.
Of course it would be interesting to know more about Auguste
Ricord and his collaboration wih the Gestapo and if he had
anything to do with our old friend, Mandel Szkolnikoff.
- "Today, seven Jewish Americans run the
vast majority of US television networks, the printed press, the
Hollywood movie industry, the book publishing industry, and the
recording industry. Most of these industries are bundled into
huge media conglomerates run by the following seven individuals:
- Gerald Levin, CEO and Director of AOL Time
- Michael Eisner, Chairman and CEO of the Walt
- Edgar Bronfman, Sr., Chairman of Seagram
- Edgar Bronfman, Jr, President and CEO of
Seagram Company Ltd and head of Universal Studios
- Sumner Redstone, Chairman and CEO of Viacom,
- Dennis Dammerman, Vice Chairman of General
- Peter Chernin, President and Co-COO of News
- Those seven Jewish men collectively control
ABC, NBC, CBS, the Turner Broadcasting System, CNN, MTV,
Universal Studios, MCA Records, Geffen Records, DGC Records, GRP
Records, Rising Tide Records, Curb/Universal Records, and
- Most of the larger independent newspapers are
owned by Jewish interests as well. An example is media mogul is
Samuel I. "Si" Newhouse, who owns two dozen daily
newspapers from Staten Island to Oregon, plus the Sunday
supplement Parade; the Conde Nast collection of magazines,
including Vogue, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Allure, GQ, and
Self; the publishing firms of Random House, Knopf, Crown, and
Ballantine, among other imprints; and cable franchises with over
one million subscribers."
- I coul d add that Michael Eisner could depart
Disney tomorrow but the company will remain in the hands of
Shamrock Holdings, whose principal office is now located in
- Bronfman Group Buys Time Warner Music
- NEW YORK (Reuters)
- Time Warner Inc. (TWX.N: Quote, Profile, Research) on Monday
said it would sell its Warner Music business to a group led by
media mogul Edgar Bronfman Jr. for $2.6 billion, in a move to
trim the media group's debts and signaling a return of the
former Seagram chairman to the music business.
- The Bronfman group beat out a bid by EMI (EMI.L:
Quote, Profile, Research) for the recorded music portion of the
business for an estimated $1 billion.
- By choosing the Bronfman bid, Time Warner is
forsaking $250 million to $300 million in cost savings it could
have realized by combining with EMI, home to such acts as The
Beatles and Radiohead. Warner Music artists include Madonna, Led
Zeppelin and R.E.M.
- On the other hand, Time Warner is getting more
cash up front by selling the entire business, which includes the
music publishing company, and will have an easier path to
regulatory approval. In the past, European and U.S. regulators
have frowned on consolidation within the music business.
- Bronfman's team, backed by some of America's
biggest private equity houses including Thomas H. Lee Partners,
is betting it can slash costs and turn Warner Music around ahead
of a comeback in sales, a major challenge in an industry
currently in decline.
- Bronfman has had long ties to the music
business, first as a songwriter for the likes of Dionne Warwick
and Celine Dion, and later as head of Seagram when he bought
entertainment group MCA from Japan's Matsushita for $5.7
billion. On his watch, the renamed Universal Music bought
Polygram, creating the world's largest record company.
- Bronfman merged his family's entertainment
empire with France's Vivendi three years ago, only to see the
family fortune disintegrate. When Vivendi put its entertainment
assets on the block earlier this year, Bronfman led a group to
buy the assets back but was ultimately outbid by NBC.
- Hit by rampant piracy and competition from
other entertainment such as video games, music sales are
expected to fall for the fourth year in a row in 2004.
- Earlier this month Sony Music (6758.T: Quote,
Profile, Research) agreed to merge with Bertelsmann AG's (BERT.UL:
Quote, Profile, Research) BMG.
- © Reuters 2003. All Rights Reserved.
From Donna Halperin
- Hi Jeff - I am Jewish and I take exception to
some of the articles you post on your site. However, this
particular article is staggering in its implications. It is said
there are less than 15 million Jews on the planet. Most of
us...and I know a lot of people... are kind, normal and not
megalomaniacal in our approach to life. When someone of ANY
religious or political persuasion reads this story and then also
factors in the dominance of Jews in finance and the economy,
government, science, the medical profession, the legal
profession - in fact all the professions - one has to come away
pondering how such staggering influence has been acquired by
such a microscopic percent of the world's 7 BILLION people. For
ANY group to wield such power clearly and obviously injects
profound bias and skewing into all areas of a nation so
dominated. Is there a Zionist/Jewish bias in Western society and
especially the US? Is grass green? It is often whispered that
Baron Rothschild really owns and controls Great Britain. It is
reported that 7 of the 8 oligarch/gangsters who control most of
Russia are Jews ...probably hard core Zionists. (Maybe Putin is
trying to prevent a total Zionist takeover of Russia with the
Lukos oil magnate's arrest?) And then look at the Zionist Jewish
near domination of the Bush administration (no coincidence,
that) and the more than one trillion dollars the kindly American
people have given to Israel in 'loan guarantees'...not a penny
of which has ever...or will ever... be paid back. I could go on
but it when a Jew starts to point out the facts and connect the
dots, they are quickly smeared as 'self-hating' and so forth.
Well, this Jew is an American first and I'm hoping you continue
to post factual articles like this on your site. Thank you.