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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 2, February 1956
Alternate Title Facts Forum News, Vol. V, No. 2, February 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
Creator
  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date February 1956
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
Genre
  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 5 1956; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Transcript this sort of give-away? The editor of RFE's "I Chose Freedom," one Otto Graf, had been editor of the Socialist paper Svet Trace and a well-known Communist collaborator of the National Front. An obscure journalist before War II, he owes his career to his fatal activities in the National Front. Zdenek Fierlinger and Bohumil Laiisman, Socialist ministers of the National Front, were the publishers of Sect Trace, at the time of Graf's editorship. In 1948, on the occasion of the Communist coup in Czechoslovakia, Fierlinger turned out to be a Communist planted in the Social Democratic party. Lausman, after his "escape" to the free world, in 1951, worked for a while for Radio Free Europe. Afterwards, he turned out to be a Communist agent and returned to Czechoslovakia. As editor of the Czechoslovak refugee paper, Cesko- slocenske Noviny, in Ludwigsburg, Germany, RFE editor Otto Graf published articles by Lausman. SELF-DESTRUCTIVE LIES BROADCAST It is hard to believe that a man who has been able to function as a newspaper editor is so inept that quite a tew of his presumably anti-Communist radio programs in effect equal sabotage of the freedom crusade. That a saboteur of the free world's cause could hardly improve on these refugee programs is evident from their text. An almost equally self-destructive feature of Radio Free Europe is the routine broadcasting of transparent lies. In a number of pamphlets, including The RFE Story (p.14), RFE's psychological warriors proudly admit resorting to lies. Whether lies should be part of our "psycho war" program is both ethically and practically quite debatable. To brag about one's own lies in print, so that their admission may be quoted by the enemy, once again reaches that degree of ingenuousness that in its net results is hardly distinguishable from sabotage. In addition to all that, many of the fabrications which our RFE brain trusters have thought up are such simon pure inventions that those for whom they are intended immediately recognize them as such. For example. Otto Graf and Vladimir Kucera-Hornik, at Christmas, 19.54, when making programs on the miners' lite, made a report about a great coal mine catastrophe in Klad- no, which allegedly cost twelve lives of miners. This report was invented. We may be sure that a character like Bohumil Lausman, former chairman of the Czechoslovak Social Democratic party and afterwards a plain Page 26 WIDE WOK,,l, pnnlii Bohumil Lausman, Minister of Industry in the Czechoslovak government, who was elected in 1947 as chairman of the Social Democratic party. At that time he was called an "outspoken opponent of any merger of his party with the Communists." Communist agent in Western Germany and Austria, fed RFE such damaging stories, and that some editors believed him. Yet who but one-time National Front collaborators — RFE's favorites — would put any trust in Lausman anyhow? RFE has made it easy for the Communists to prove RFE's own mendacity. Verbatim quotations from RFE's press and radio an' all that is required. There is still another lie, even more destructive, which has been produced by the "truth-telling" of Radio Free Europe. It is the number one lie, and concerns the core of the Communist system. There is irrefutable evidence regarding which group is making communism in the East. This evidence comes from refugees from the East and from various reliable sources. This group b characterized bv such names as Kruglow (or Kiugloch i, the chief of the Secret Police ol the USSR, fvaganovic, Ehrenburg, Herman. Ra- kosi-Rosenkranz, etc. In addition, this group fully and completely constitutes that "invisible government" behind the scenes in the Last. It is the same group, ot course, which also makes the Communist conspiracy in the West. When in 1951 the members of this group (Minister of Justice Stefan Rais, etc.) staged purge trials against (,the.' members of the same group Nl.u.skv-Sal/mann. Heiein, Katz, etc. -RFE shouted to the world that the entile group was being cruelly persecuted and liquidated in the Fast. Man) samples of such programs are available. This greatest and most perverted lie of world communism is being uph bv RFE even now, and all facts tiadieting it are cut, adjusted or suj pressed. Every intelligent refug from the East calls this lie the null one sabotage committed by RFE. , An intelligent investigation ol B'1 as well as of the opinions and jt materia] of the refugees from beM the Iron Curtain would easily Vifi" forth the full truth. FORMER GERMAN CO-CITIZENS ALIENATED It is not enough to quote U'1* Free Europe to expose its socialist'l internationalist bias. To point outj opportunities as well as delibfl omissions permits us to penetrate, confused and half-hearted ment* of this much-touted and expensive! fit. Perhaps the best example ol f» negativism toward important ("'! lives of the free world is its peC"l attitude towards the Germans. T° sure, on the surface the West <:''r\! Republic and Chancellor Ade«J have been officially praised by rl Beyond such formalities, RFE done little to inspire the CzecM Poles with trust in the Germans. In 1945, the Communists force''. Poles and the Czechs to expel to fifteen million Germans from homeland of centuries. About million "I these lost their lives .'s walked through the Iron Ore W tains, the Sudeten Mountains all1-! Bohemian Forest or as the) I shipped westward in cattle cars *j somewhere were left on the track8,, This on '"I Rod fortugc ron Cii un.i: "'"' Chancellor Konrad Adenauer of West "e "officially praised by RFE." Facts Forum News. Vebruu"! \ p acts
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