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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 3, March 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date March 1956
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
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  • Dallas, Texas
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  • 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 Stevenson . . . ranks among America's greatest sons, such as Lincoln and F. D. Roosevelt . . . He is the very incarnation of America's highest aspirations . . . Within less than a year he rose from obscurity to the pinnacle of American leadership." The record of Radio Free Europe's programs is full of unfavorable remarks about those great Americans who have steadfastly opposed the Communist menace. A flood of vituperation was poured on General Douglas MacArthur upon his dismissal from the Far Eastern scene. His speeches, which have moved the truly anti- Communist refugees from eastern Europe, have been consistently withheld from RFE's programs. It was the same with the great and honorable Senator Robert A. Taft, on the occasion of his campaign for the Republican nomination in 1952. After "Mr. Republican's" defeat at the Chicago Convention, "Our New York Correspondent Reports," on August 7, 1952, at 10:05 a.m., rejoiced: "For Europe it is decisive that the last remainders of isolationism have been removed, and that a sound policy has been carried to victory." Ferdinand Peroutka, in one of his interminable "Sunday Comments," on August 3, 1952, at 12:15 p.m., pontificated: "Taft was the proponent of a policy which can never settle anything, as his adversaries have always pointed out." "Our New York Correspondent Reports," on July 9, 1952, at 8:05 p.m., had this to say: "The opinions of [Herbert] Hoover and [Douglas] Mac- Arthur represent the viewpoint of a minority; these men want to confine themselves to the [exclusive] defense of the American continent. The majority [of Americans], though, have dismissed this attitude and are conscious of America's global role." "A Program of Novelties," referring Page 46 The late Senator Robert A. Taft I left I whose defeat for nomination as presidential candidate at the 1952 Republican convention drew the RFE comment: ". . . the last remains of isolationism have been removed. . . ." Former President Herbert Hoover (lower) also mentioned by RFE as "interested only in the defense of the American continent." WIM WORLD PHOTO to the passing of two famous American journalists — Pulitzer and Bert McCormick — on April 3, 1955, at 3 p.m., called Pulitzer tlie "son of an Hungarian immigrant, an outstanding American journalist," but criticized Colonel McCormick as a "controversial, reactionary isolationist" who "opposed progress." The Kremlin must have been satisfied with that incisive observation. GENERAL IMPRESSION CREATED BY RADIO FREE EUROPE What, then, is the general impression which Radio Free Europe has made, behind the Iron Curtain as well as among the millions of anti-Communists in Western Europe? It is, besides the impression of full sabotage, the impression of half-heartedness, indecision, artificiality, and downright clowning. When RFE's broadcasters, directly addressing some poor wretch or some swineherd in some forlorn little hamlet in Slovakia or Bohemia, lower their voices to terrify him, anti-Communist refugees merely laugh. Alas, the farce tastes bitter, because of the lost opportunities, the stupidity, the feeling of treason, and the unconscionably low moral standard. Next, there is the strong impression of cliche journalism, occupying itself with superficialities — cars, houses, etc. — and largely avoiding verbatim quotations. Instead, they impose their propaganda by means of slogans. Real opinions of the refugees and of the people at home are disregarded by the RUE propaganda. Real anti-Communists are never allowed to get their messages across the Curtain. Real anti- Communists, including the repenting National Fronters, are social outcasts. But the collaborators of the National Front, who even today maintain that the National Front was all right, si' at the big desks and cash their substantial checks, in compensation fol their shadow boxing. Then there is the distinct impression of coolness, impersonality and anonymity. Since the well-known anti-Corn- Willi-; wniti.Ii I The late Col. Robert McCormick, former edJ*J and publisher of the Chicago Tribune, referred . on RFE's program at about the time of his ecu as a "controversial, reactionary isolationist "opposed progress." munists of long standing have bef barred from RFE, there are no nafl>\ to inspire the listeners. Yes, some i* do speak under their own nan* These include the left-winger Dr. W eph Lettrich, the Marxist Y;'el;j. Majer, and such Socialists as Fef nand Peroutka, Dr. Petr Zenkl and *£ Jaroslav Stransky. However, tin are known to be weaklings, r/1 fronts for more powerful personal'11 They are recognized to be gener-' useless; they won't stir the imagina" ol anyone. As to the known former champV. of the- Communist causes, transit tain listeners would simply shut the radio if thev knew who was * ing to them. Therefore, Milos va»jjl now calls himself Pravdomil $^M and FranrJsek Listopad goes by m name of Jan Ctvrtek. Similarly A leftist Socialist Dr. Miloslav £°L has become Vitezslav Fram; Otto1^ hides his pro-Communist past •'% the pseudonym of Franta Tabor, j, Kami Belak-Berger has conveniePj turned into one Jan Lehota. "Wn°j these fellows anyhow?" the listc f,< behind the Curtain must wondefj ^ the-v have never heard of theiu. Hj Facts Forum News, March- tl, In, en, S'.rope, »gned s. .. Those '"'tin,,. *> i„ i'c|"eve,l 11,'!-... , ^tr, ctet ">9 o "ch , s* et*
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