John Reith was himself the "son of a preacher man" - a Calvinist - who believed in the adage of "my way or the highway", or "I am right and you had better listen to me because I have control of the airwaves."
In London, Reith had the backing of the Crown's Church of England, but then came an invasion of ideas directed from across the English Channel and managed by Richard Leveson Myer. However, in general, the International Broadcasting Company stations stayed clear of expressing political and religious views in their programming.
Then came World War II and the Crown fed biased programming to British listeners via BBC transmitters, while it fed lies mixed with musical hate towards its enemies that were broadcast over Sefton Delmer's transmitters. Both the BBC and Delmer's 'Black' radio stations broadcast from the United Kingdom, and Sefton Delmer also managed to operate his own religious radio stations which broadcast in German, and he did it all with the blessings of Winston Churchill.
Delmer did not go on the air, he employed a Roman Catholic priest, and his religious views were not those of John Reith. But as World War II in Europe wound down, the many troops stationed in Britain who were wearing the uniforms of the United Nations Fighting Forces, were then religiously reprogrammed Reith style.
But that did not work.
Something stronger was needed, and so the Crown Church of England called for young Billy Graham to come on over. Not only did he arrive and begin preaching, but he was even given air time on the BBC. Then, after WWII, in London, England, he formed the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and staged his first major 'Crusade' - all with the backing and support of the Crown and the Church of England.
But when the USA and the UK parted ways in 1956, some in Britain began to pretend that the 'Americanization of the airwaves', with or without commercial advertising support was something so crude that the British would never accept it. It was the word HYPOCRISY writ large and bold, and so it was that even the non-theological British magazine called 'Practical Wireless' decided to run this totally bogus and politically slanted editorial ...
It was a former BBC presenter who got the idea to write a novel called 'Nineteen-Eighty-Four' and in it he explained what the British Crown was doing on the airwaves ....
This is the war of words that we are also fighting. So we don't call ourselves 'historians' because we do not engage in fake polemical recitals. We are YesterTecs stripping away the lies others have previously told about the past.
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