Revisionist Videos on Cable TV
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I’ve been asked what we can do to get our message out to more people without spending a lot of money. The regular avenues like Facebook, YouTube, and the other social sites don’t take kindly to the Revisionist message and, in some cases, will ban the message completely... and the messenger. So far it has been tolerated, but I suspect that that will soon end when the opposition truly understands what we are doing. I personally have been banned on Facebook, and my first major YouTube site was shut down, which had around 600-700 videos on it. But first I will give you some background on myself and what I have done to help better educate people regarding Revisionist topics, particularly the Holocaust, which is my area of interest.
I am a video producer and have produced over 1,000 videos. My brother Joe and I live in Framingham, Massachusetts, one of the most liberal towns in the country. Back in 2002 we got interested in the illegal immigration issue. We eventually had two shows up on the local cable network: One was strictly regarding illegal immigration, and the other was general news stories.
We eventually were producing 4 different types of shows each being one hour in length, and they were on a total of 12 times a week, so to say we took over the cable station was an understatement, as our shows dominated the time slots and days. Many people had the opportunity to at least see something we had produced on TV. In fact, in town at this point I was viewed somewhat as a local celebrity, and people would come up to me in stores and restaurants thanking me for the shows and agreeing with the message content. All was well until we delved into the Holocaust topic.
Initially, I was very apprehensive about bringing the topic out in the first place because I knew how explosive it would be. Yet in Show #86, I brought the topic up and it was all downhill from there for us. Discussing the Holocaust at all was not accepted by the Jews in the town, and they made their move, with the help of the Anti-Defamation League, to get our shows taken off the air for the first time in 2010. They accused us of violating a number of cable show rules, but the bottom line was we violated nothing, so they had to come after us for content, an action that in and of itself violated their own rules. And it was for content that they removed our shows – all of them. They didn’t legally have the right to take our shows off the air for content, but they didn’t seem to care and thus we were banned, at that time, for a year.
I also must say the cable station changed their Policies and Procedures a few times to counter the way we produced the shows and what could be in them. They didn’t like the fact that I would bring in outside video not produced by me personally, and they added other rules and regulations that would affect how we produced shows. In other words, they made it harder for us to produce shows, but we complied with their unreasonable and discriminatory demands (not required of others).
When we were finally permitted back on TV in 2011, we came back with a vengeance and got even bolder in what we put in the shows, pounding away with our message until the ‘good times’ would end in July 2014. They couldn’t tolerate our free speech, as we expressed it through our videos, and they unceremoniously banned us forever from airing videos on cable TV in town. They’ve even gone to the extent to ban me from producing or helping to produce videos for others, which is a bit of a stretch, wouldn’t you say? Talk about being vindictive!
The actual reason was because of the content, but they claimed that we broke the rules; however, in reality they broke their own rules for censorship because they censored our shows based on content. Now, by their own rules, this cable company can’t remove a show but rather can only legally move it to “safe harbor,” which is a time slot after 11 pm. So the cable company is not supposed to ban the questionable video, that is unless their intent is to violate the spirit of the First Amendment, which seemed to be the objective: Constitutional laws and rights are made to be violated by those in power, when it comes to our free speech, and as the saying goes, “speech is only free to those who take your free speech away.”
I now make YouTube videos but with a special emphasis. With the help of several others, my newest venture involves interviewing famous, core revisionists – the League of Extraordinary Revisionists videos which are on my League of Extraordinary Revisionists YouTube sites (also here).
With that history behind us, let’s now discuss how you all can help get the message out using your own local cable TV outlet. Every town or several towns combined have a local cable outlet that allows local people to produce or place their own local cable programs.
Now, you actually don’t have to produce your own show, although you can, of course. We won’t get into how to produce your own show here, as this is an entirely different, complex matter. What I want to explain here is how you can get well-produced revisionist documentaries aired on your local cable channel. Right now, Castle Hill Publishers, CODOH’s outlet for revisionist books and videos, has two such documentaries which you can try to get aired. If you want to try this, CODOH would send you, free of charge, a copy of the video you plan on getting aired, plus a letter giving your local cable company permission to air the documentary publicly free of charge.
Structure and Programming
Our documentaries would be aired under what’s called the PEG umbrella (Public, Educational, and Government), three entities that produce cable programming for the local cable TV station, each one having their own separate channel. PEG channels may be run by public grassroots groups, individuals, private non-profits, or government organizations. Policies and regulations are subject to their own ordinances and community standards.
Services available at public-access television organizations are often low-cost or free of charge, with an inclusive, content-neutral, first-come-first-served, free-speech ideology. Monies from cable television franchise fees are paid to government for right-of-way use of public property, hopefully allowing other general-fund monies to be used to operate the facilities, employ staff, develop curriculum, operate training workshops, schedule, maintain equipment, manage the cablecast of shows and publish promotional materials to build station viewership. Funding and operating budgets vary significantly with the municipality’s finances. Frequently it is left to the cable franchise to determine how they operate public-access television. The FCC does not mandate a cable franchise to provide any of the above services mentioned.
Users of public-access television stations may participate at most levels of this structure to make content of their choosing. Generally, anyone may have their programming aired on a public-access television channel. Users are not restricted to cable subscribers, though residency requirements may apply, depending on local franchise agreements or facility policy. Many public-access television channels try to favor locally produced programs while others also carry regionally or nationally distributed programming. Such programming—regional, national or even international—is usually aired on a channel curated by the PEG operator, which also carries programs produced by professional producers.
So you have the opportunity to get our (or your) message out on local cable TV for all the town to see, if you take advantage of this great opportunity.
Help Us Air Revisionist Videos!
Here is how it works:
1. Cable Membership
Find out from your local cable access station whether you can become a member, and what the membership fee is; then verify that it is possible to submit high-definition documentaries. If so, join them. If you cannot afford the membership fee, please contact us, and we’ll try to cover the costs.
2. Submit Documentary
Get our first video and submit it for transmission. If you cannot afford buying it on Amazon (no other outlet carries them), we’ll send it to you free of charge, provided you send us proof that you’re a member of your local cable station (photocopy of membership confirmation). If you purchase the video from Amazon, please let us know so we can send you a letter confirming that the video can be aired publicly free of charge (your cable company will insist on that).
3. Follow up
Please report back to us the time and date when the video will be aired (as soon as you find out), and after it has been aired, whether there has been any feedback/fallout from the event. Thank you!
How to Get Started
Go down to your local cable-access channel where ever it is located in your town, and ask to join. They might ask for a small fee to join. In my town it is $30 for a year. Ask for all their rules and regulations, so you understand what they require of you. Believe me, their rules shouldn’t be more than a few pages. In my town it is now 17 pages, and it was specifically re-written to thwart my brother and me, to actually discourage us from producing shows. Hopefully the rules and regulations you face will not be so arduous and discouraging.
In regards to getting our and/or your message out, you must begin in your local town. When it comes to grass roots action, the local cable-access station is the best place to start. It’s cheap and has some far-reaching effects that continue on after the show airs. If we could get one person in every town to do this, just think of the impact this would have all over the country. Millions of people would be able to view in the comfort of their homes videos that get our message out and hopefully result in more converts. Then the movement will grow exponentially.
That’s pretty much it; simple to do, but one word of caution: If you plan to put yourself into a video that is controversial like the Holocaust topic, you might want to be aware that it could jeopardize your job. People will come after you, accusing you of all sorts of things, and if you’re not able to take the “heat,” or if your employer is really sensitive about how people feel about you, then make sure you’re willing to endure the consequences. I lost 75% of my business when I “came out of the closet” by discussing the Holocaust topic. I’ve learned in my experience that opponents of our message love to hurt us, especially financially. The good news – I have survived financially; but there are many who have suffered severely. In some countries, in 18 countries, the message is outlawed; you can lose your pensions and your freedom.
Those who don’t want to risk this, we encourage that you do NOT place your own show, but rather submit the documentaries produced by Castle Hill Publishers. They are professionals not only in producing this stuff but also in handling the societal and political pressure resulting from it.
I hope this will encourage you to be more proactive regarding revisionism, because it is really the best way I know to get our message out to a larger audience without spending a great deal of money.
And if you plan on producing your own shows, we’ll cover that in a later article. In that case, I have an enormous volume of videos regarding World War II, the Holocaust and related topics that I’ve accumulated and created, which I can make available to you for your productions. I don’t wish to discourage your production of other subjects, but regarding this historical revisionist topic, if you need me to help you produce a show, I can indeed assist you getting started with that and will be willing to help through the process.
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|Title:||Revisionist Videos on Cable TV|
|Sources:||Smith's Report, no. 219, February 2016, pp. 11-13|
|First posted on CODOH:||Feb. 2, 2016, 8 a.m.|