Though world communism has killed more than 100 million souls worldwide, one strains to find a single instance where communists are depicted by Hollywood as committing an atrocity. How come?
Post-Cold war, much of the media, under pressure from “politically correct” sources some suspected as fronts for terrorists have over time excluded references to “radical Islamic terrorism” or even “war on terrorism,” notwithstanding events of Sept. 11, 2001, and other treacheries. Why?
Anyone seeking to make sense of this 80-year disinformation fog might logically consult “All the Dupes Fit to Print: Journalists Who Have Served as Tools of Communist Propaganda.” Author Paul Kengor describes a “dupe” in this case as one who is misled by communists and unwittingly does their work.
Make no mistake, Mr. Kengor adds, the mainstream media over the years have included communists. Partly because of their outsized influence within the industry, media consumers have often been ill-served. The misled “dupes” do much of the heavy lifting.
The author has pinpointed a key source for this approach on the part of those whose job is to keep us informed but who instead ignore the admonition “Know your enemy.”