Joe Concha, Part 1. Partial transcript: Hello America, I’m Mark Levin. This is Life, Liberty and Levin. Welcome we have two great guests tonight. The topic is the American media. Joe Concha media reporter for The Hill and Brent Bozell. He’s the founder and the head muckety-muck of the Media Research Center. But before we we go to our great guests, I would like to make a statement:
The New York Times is considered the gold standard of the media. I want to tell you a little bit about the New York Times. In 1932 they had a correspondent in Moscow by the name of Walter Durante. Walter Durante would eventually get a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on Stalin and Russia and the Ukraine.
The problem was Walter Durante was in Stalin’s back pocket. And for well over a decade, he was the number one guy at the New York Times writing news stories about the Russian Revolution and about Stalin and he was a propagandist. He had all the best meals, he had the best cars, he had mistresses, all provided to him by the by the Stalin regime. He could meet Stalin as he needed to, because Stalin knew he was a great mouthpiece. And the New York Times management, let this go on year after year and it was an outrage.
And in 1932 when Stalin decided to starve the Ukrainians because the peasants wouldn’t listen, they wouldn’t give up their property. You know they’ve been there for an awfully long time and they weren’t into this Communist stuff and these communes. And what Stalin did is, he cut off the country in every respect, and millions of Ukrainians starved to death in a period of 12 to 18 months. And Solzhenitsyn spoke about that period when, when Ukrainians were trying to get into the gulag. That’s how bad it was to get something to eat and he could hear them screaming at night. And some reporters for British newspapers, they snuck into the Ukraine, and they famously wrote these stories about what was actually happening. And Durante was basically saying look, you have these hiccups; he’s the one that came up with the phrase sometimes you have to break a few eggs to make an omelet. That’s a famous Durante line.
Well they did more than break a few eggs. They killed millions of people. To this day the New York Times won’t give up that Pulitzer Prize. “Oh it went to Durante.” To this day. But I’m not done. Shortly thereafter, when Adolf Hitler took over Germany and the rise of the Third Reich, we all know looking back on what was called the Holocaust. And Adolf Hitler wasn’t shy about talking about what he was going to do to the European Jews, And in the end as we know, he slaughtered six million European Jews. Now this was reported in European newspapers, as I say the Nazis weren’t exactly hiding this. But the New York Times has three professors have written extensively, the New York Times censored the Holocaust for the most part. To the extent it ever wrote about it stuck it in the back pages, almost never was on the front page. FDR, Franklin Roosevelt, a great progressive, the New Deal. He didn’t want a lot of information out about the Holocaust. It wasn’t until about 1944 that the American people actually learned about the full extent of what Hitler was doing with his gas chambers, with his mass graves, and doing to the Jews.
And when the Yanks finally conquered the Third Reich, and went into one of these death camps, Eisenhower did, and he had Patton and Omar Bradley with him, he summoned the news media. These were men that had seen everything. Patton was throwing up he was so disgusted by what he saw. Eisenhower couldn’t believe it, and he brought the cameras in and he said you take pictures of what we see here so nobody ever forgets. Two times, the New York Times, with inhumane, unbelievable genocide taking place, blew it. Or worse, was pushing propaganda or censoring. Now it’s the paper of record. And the reason I wanted to lay that foundation is, we’re going through this pandemic today, we’re going through this, this coronavirus today and can you rely on the New York Times for accurate information? How about the Washington Post like the New York Times which helped covered up the the Holocaust for the most part? can we rely on them too?
I want to turn to Joe Concha, as I say the media reporter for The Hill. He’s more than that, he’s an incredibly intelligent guy, who really does follow the media and he follows it with real honesty. Joke Concha, just generally speaking, first how are the media doing in covering this virus?…