This is a little known story about a Catholic priest, Henry Ford, and a Rabbi from Michigan. The 1938 clip exposes Jewish media manipulation and deception nearly a century ago. This story, which dates back seventy-four years this month, has many similarities to the type of propaganda that American consumers of mass-media encounter today - emanating from the war mongers and elitist deceivers. Fr. Charles E. Coughlin had one of the most popular radio shows in the country in the late 1930's. At his height of popularity, upwards of thirty million listeners tuned in to his radio show each week and he received 10,000 letters per week with a clerical staff of over 100 people. He advocated a sound money system, abolition of the Federal Reserve, a non-interventionist foreign policy, and was a stringent opponent of Communism, which he pointed out was funded by corrupt Jewish interests and international bankers. [Father Charles E. Coughlin warns of the war propagandists, their system of financial control and their evil "blood business".]
There is a well circulated clip of Fr. Coughlin on stage at an Illinois rally shouting about the treasonous politicians in Congress who refused to oppose the Federal Reserve Bank's control of American money, noting "They're not even Americans, these so-called Democrats and Republicans!" [Father Coughlin speaks against the Federal Reserve.]
Wikipedia has an informative, albeit negatively biased, article on the good Father. They point out how FDR launched a personal vendetta against the anti-war priest and his messages, going so far as to pass laws which would put an end to both his radio show and newsletters:
"...After giving early support to Roosevelt, Coughlin's populist message contained bitter attacks on the Roosevelt administration. The administration decided that although the First Amendment protected free speech, it did not necessarily apply to broadcasting, because the radio spectrum was a "limited national resource" and regulated as a publicly owned commons. New regulations and restrictions were created specifically to force Coughlin off the air. For the first time, authorities required regular radio broadcasters to seek operating permits. When Coughlin's permit was denied, he was temporarily silenced. Coughlin worked around the restriction by purchasing air-time and having his speeches played via transcription. However, having to buy the weekly air-time on individual stations seriously reduced his reach and strained his resources." "...Coughlin reasoned that although the government had assumed the right to regulate any on-air broadcasts, the First Amendment still guaranteed and protected freedom of the written press. He could still print his editorials without censorship in his own newspaper, Social Justice. After the attack on Pearl Harbor and the US declaration of war in December 1941, the anti-interventionist movements (such as the America First Committee) began to sputter out, and isolationists like Coughlin acquired the reputation of sympathy with the enemy. The Roosevelt Administration stepped in again. On April 14, 1942, U.S. Attorney General Francis Biddle wrote a letter to the Postmaster General, Frank Walker, and suggested the possibility of revoking the second-class mailing privilege of Social Justice, which would make it impossible for Coughlin to deliver the papers to his readers."
The U.S. Social Security Administration even has a page featuring Fr. Coughlin, with links to text and audio of his speeches: "By 1936, he would support a third-party candidacy against FDR's reelection bid and would even say this of Roosevelt: "The great betrayer and liar, Franklin D. Roosevelt, who promised to drive the money changers from the temple, had succeeded [only] in driving the farmers from their homesteads and the citizens from their homes in the cities. . . I ask you to purge the man who claims to be a Democrat, from the Democratic Party, and I mean Franklin Double-Crossing Roosevelt." Father Coughlin's influence on Depression-era America was enormous. Millions of Americans listened to his weekly radio broadcast. At the height of his popularity, one-third of the nation was tuned into his weekly broadcasts. In the early 1930s, Coughlin was, arguably, one of the most influential men in America. Although his core message was one of economic populism, his sermons also included attacks on prominent Jewish figures--attacks that many people considered evidence of anti-Semitism. His broadcasts became increasingly controversial for this reason, and in 1940 his superiors in the Catholic Church forced him to stop his broadcasts and return to his work as a parish priest." On Sunday December 4, 1938, in a rebutal of all the criticism he had received for condemning Jewish support and promotion of international-banker financed Communism, Fr. Coughlin gave an address titled "Not AntiSemitism But AntiCommunism". In that address, Fr. Coughlin gave a "concrete example" of media manipulation and dishonesty on the part of a Michigan Rabbi - a "new low", as he put it. He pointed out a blatantly false news story involving Henry Ford, and how his "Social Justice Magazine" set the record straight with a signed letter by Henry Ford himself. Below is an excerpt of that part of the speech. The full audio of this and many other speeches by Fr. Coughlin can be found at Iamthewitness.com. At the bottom of this page are images of this transcript from the book which Fr. Coughlin refers to and offered for free to his listeners. Fr. Coughlin's memorial website, FatherCoughlin.com, appears to have been inexorably scrapped.