Jeff Rense's Abuse of Power & Trust
February 8, 2012
(left, the Soup Nazi from Seinfeld)
No Readers for You!!!
No one can hold our movement hostage, especially someone with US Secret Service connections.
by Henry Makow Ph.D.
Jeff Rense rants about our politicians' abuses but behaves like a petty tyrant. He postures as a champion of free speech but bans a long list of articles, writers and websites.
He condemns censorship and propaganda but in fact may be controlled opposition. All the while, he grosses over $400,000 a year. (To be fair, he does work almost 16/7.)
His website is an important center of opposition to the New World Order. In the face of this mortal threat, we expect someone in his position to unite instead of divide us.
BANNED BY RENSE
I was banned by Rense after a 12-year collaboration for posting this synopsis of Jim's Stone's theory about Fukushima on my web site.
Rense didn't even link to it. As a result, Jeff said he would post my articles on his site, but would no longer link to my site for me or my freelance contributors. I got a third of my readers from him, and he knew it.
I make my modest living from advertising and books on my site. Of course, I would not continue to send him my work.
My worldwide network of contacts and contributors were an important tributary of information flowing into his mighty Amazon. Irrationally, he shut it off disparaging them all on the basis of an occasional weak item. (My most successful articles in terms of "hits" were written by my contributors. They are a great link to our grassroots.)
Jeff claims to sell $300,000 a year in advertising. He makes another $150,000 from his radio show archives. He pays about $400 a mos to his web provider.
I don't know if Jim Stone is Jesus Christ-returned or a CIA operative. I do know he made a plausible argument which deserved to be evaluated. I have a right to make a potential mistake about him without being mugged by my supposed friend and longtime ally.
This was a minor disagreement, just one of hundreds of important stories Jeff posted by me over the years. Jeff posts stories about UFO's for heaven's sake!
He wrote hysterically: "ANY story claiming some sabotage or military operation caused the disaster is, OBVIOUSLY, serving the dark side and the nuclear power industry. Nuclear power is destroying the planet. The entire Pacific is gone as a food source.... "
Then in his most patronizing tone: " I have tried to help you see the bigger picture but I am not succeeding. I can't refer people to your site anymore. You are disparaging me and essentially mocking my entire baseline position on this and other areas."
One article out of hundreds? What other areas? (I don't share his admiration of Adolf Hitler. Is he referring to that?)
He could have sent a rebuttal to Stone's theory. If he were proven correct, I would have tipped my hat. Instead, he dumped me and asked if I "had an autographed picture of Abe Foxman in [my] office? You are acting like an arch Zionist now. Maybe you always were. "
ENOUGH ABOUT ME
Jeff's email is screened. He depends on a handful of contacts to provide him with news items. Thus, I was tutored in his many feuds and hatreds.
I learned who was "banned" and who was "OK." Banned meant no information from this source can be posted no matter how important it was to the reader or the cause.
Here is a partial list of the sites Jeff "banned."
Rixon Stewart -- Jeff thinks Rixon "plagiarized" his site. He goes ballistic every time Rixon's name is mentioned. He forbade Brother Nathaniel and myself from appearing on Rixon's site after Rixon criticized him. He said we had to be loyal. This ban did not apply to Gilad Atzmon or Israel Shamir or Smoking Mirrors. But I accepted it out of "loyalty" and the belief that Jeff was doing a lot of good.
Mark Glenn -- An eloquent critic of Zionism, banned after Mark protested some anti-Islam articles Jeff posted.
Alex Jones -- Dueling egos, Jeff feels "the fat man" reneged on an agreement to exchange links.
Ken Adachi -- Banned in early 2011 after 14 years, for disagreeing with Jeff over "the driver shot JFK" theory. Jeff sided with Jim Marrs who suspiciously downplays this view.
MIke Adams (Natural News) and Activist Post - Both disinformation agents, according to Jeff: "Activist post is the enemy and supports the FAT MAN. It is a globalist site being run out of Costa Rica...the CIA playground...by two guys. It is another part of the 'alternative news saturation' ploy."
The late Joe Vialls -- Joe hit the nail on the head on several occasions, particularly in his research into the murder of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman. He really hit home with that and it unnerved the powers that be. Rense gave it minimal coverage and actually posted material along side Joe Vialls work that disputed his findings.
Mike James -- Rense removed all Mike James' work from his website after Mike was attacked by two thugs in Germany. Coincidence?
NewswithViews - Jeff resolved never to link to this site because they banned Rev. Ted Pike for his outspoken analysis of the Zionist factor.
Radical Press -- Jeff decided that Arthur Topham had spammed him.
JEFF RENSE AND THE US SECRET SERVICE
Larry Sinclair, the man who claims he had sex with Barack Obama, was cracking under the pressure. He called Jeff and told him he had swallowed enough pills to commit suicide. To his credit, Jeff kept him on the line and then had the call traced. Sinclair was found and taken to the hospital where he recovered.
I asked Jeff who traced the call? Who did you call?
Rense: "The US Secret Service"
Makow: "Why would the Secret Service, charged with protecting Obama, save the life of Larry Sinclair who could blackmail the President?"
Rense: "He was a person of interest."
???? ( My guess is they have to keep him alive to control Obama.)
The fact that one of America's "leading dissidents" has the number of the US Secret Service on his Rolodex is troubling. Quite frankly, real dissidents don't call the men who wear shades.
During his dust-up with Mark Glenn, Rense threatened to call the FBI and charge Glenn with harassment. Seems to me, Jeff Rense is entirely too friendly with law enforcement.
I gave him the benefit of the doubt because he helped get my message out. I am not controlled opposition. But apparently Jim Stone touched a nerve. If I could no longer be controlled, I had to be curtailed. This is why I am speaking out now.
IS JEFF CONTROLLING OPPOSITION?
I am finding that the alternative media is just as controlled and compartmentalized as the mainstream. If you do not catch on with some large aggregator, your audience is limited.
The jury is out on Jeff Rense. Certainly his hysterical reaction to Jim's Stone's thesis is very suspicious.
On the other hand, the biggest argument in his favor is: He has been trying to sell his website for a year and can't. No one will pay the exorbitant sum Jeff thinks it's worth. (He actually made comparisons with The Huffington Post which got $315 M.)
The bottom line is we can't afford to let egos or money interfere with the dissemination of information and opinion. The future is ominous and we need to put differences aside and unite on the basis of what we agree on.
But if a key figure is guilty of erratic, arbitrary or suspicious behavior, he should be exposed. No one will hold us hostage, certainly NOT someone we trusted.
Related -- Ex-Employer called Rense "congenital liar."