American Media, Blaming the 'Right': From Duranty and the KGB to Reuters
After defecting to the West, Bezmenov told his story in lectures and gave interviews to clue the free world in on the dangers of Soviet ideological subversion. He also recounts stories of interactions with American media after his defection:
Bezmenov: Time magazine, for example, is very critical of [the] South African, racist regime. [A] ... whole article was dedicated to the shameful internal passport system where blacks are not allowed to leave with whites. For some strange reason, for the last fourteen years since my defection, nobody wanted to pay attention to my passport. This is my passport [video time 47:56]; it also shows my nationality and it has a police rubber stamp which is called prapiska in the Russian language which assigns me to a certain area of residence. I cannot leave that area, the same way this black man cannot leave the area in South Africa. Yet, we call the South African government, a racist regime. Not a single Jane ... Fonda is brave enough, courageous enough to come to the media and say, "look, this is what happens in the USSR." I sent a copy of my passport to many American liberals and civil rights defenders and all the other useful idiots. They never bothered to answer me back. This shows what kind of integrity these people [have]. They are a bunch of hypocrites.
To further corroborate Mr. Bezmenov’s claims that the media is biased in reporting truth about communist dictatorships, here is a partial transcript from Glenn Beck's The Revolutionary Holocaust:
The New York Times now acknowledges their role in the propping up of Stalin's regime by their reporter Walter Duranty. He called the forced famine in the Ukraine mostly bunk and viciously justified the millions dead by saying: "You can't make an omelet without breaking eggs." ... Because of this information, many people in the West reacted quite passively to what happened in the Ukraine. Duranty was there and his position was pro-Soviet. I think he did a lot of harm to the truth at that time. ... He reported, no, there is no famine in Ukraine. But there is widespread mortality due to diseases of malnutrition.
In case you're still not convinced that the famine was intentional, during our exclusive interview for this documentary with President Viktor Yushchenko of the Ukraine, he said during the famine of the Ukrainian people, they needed 10 million tons of grain to avoid hunger. They produced 12.2 million tons.
The most recent attempt on the alteration of history was perpetuated by Time magazine in its "The Year in Pictures" 2009 photo essay. One of the largest citizen marches on Washington, D.C., was conducted by the tea party movement on September 12, 2009. Estimates varied wildly from 60,000 to a whopping 2 million participants. A picture from this march was omitted from the essay. In fact, no reference at all was made to the massive grassroots phenomenon.