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September 3, 2012 | By Seema Mehta and Alana Semuels, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The chairman of the California Democratic Party likened Republicans to a Nazi propagandist Monday morning. “They lie and they don't care if people think they lie … Joseph Goebbels - it's the big lie, you keep repeating it,” John Burton told reporters from the San Francisco Chronicle and CBS News before a delegation breakfast. He said GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan told “a bold-faced lie and he doesn't care that it was a lie. That was Goebbels, the big lie.” Goebbels was the Nazis' minister of propaganda.
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November 4, 2013 | By David Ng
A trove of artwork that some believe was looted by Nazi forces has been found in an apartment in Munich. The German magazine Focus has reported that the stash of art contains pieces by Matisse and Picasso and could be the largest collection of Nazi-looted art discovered since World War II. The article , which appeared on Sunday, stated that the apartment contained 1,500 individual pieces of art crammed together. Focus reported that the trove's estimated value is $1.3 billion.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 2010 | By Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown has compared billionaire GOP nominee Meg Whitman's saturation campaign effort to that of a Nazi minister of propaganda. "It's like Goebbels," Brown told Doug Sovern of KCBS radio in the Bay Area, referring to Joseph Goebbels. "Goebbels invented this kind of propaganda. He took control of the whole world. She wants to be president. That's her ambition, the first woman president. That's what this is all about." A Brown spokesman did not dispute the statement but said Brown does not believe Whitman is comparable to Goebbels.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 6, 2012 | By Mike Boehm, Los Angeles Times
Garrett Fisher is a serious, Seattle-based composer of chamber operas who has long been devoted to telling historical and mythic stories. But what he's trying to accomplish this weekend in the Southern California debut of his Fisher Ensemble at the annual Inglewood Open Studios artists showcase is not altogether unlike what Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom were up to as comical Broadway con men in "The Producers. " In Mel Brooks' 2001 musical (based on his 1968 film), the two were seen scrambling to raise $2 million from investors to finance a show about Adolf Hitler and his inner circle: "Springtime for Hitler: A Gay Romp With Adolf and Eva at Berchtesgaden.
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October 25, 1987 | Tom Clark, Clark is the author of "The Exile of Celine," a novel from Random House. and
Joseph Goebbels wrote this novel in 1923, at age 26, two years after he'd taken his Ph.D in literature. The book was originally--and rather appropriately, as things turned out--called "Michael: Pages From a German Destiny," but the subtitle may have caused some queasy moments for the publishers of this first English edition, who have left it off.
NEWS
March 17, 2000 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The long pale hands fumble a bit as the elderly German unchains the iron gate. But he still moves with military correctness as he leads the way through a frontyard enclosed by a high hedge and into his home. He sinks into an aged armchair in a dim living room filled with books and an air of solitude. At 88, he is courtly, wary, nostalgic. His blue eyes glow when he recalls the day Joseph Goebbels introduced him to Adolf Hitler.
NEWS
July 4, 1992 | Associated Press
The first complete copy of the diaries of Joseph Goebbels, Hitler's propaganda minister, has been found in Russian archives in Moscow, the Independent newspaper reported Friday. In Moscow, Vladimir Kozlov, deputy chairman of the Russian Archive Committee, said, "Yes, Goebbels' diaries have been found, but we haven't authorized their publication to anybody."
NEWS
September 3, 2012 | By Morgan Little
John Burton, the chairman of the California Democratic Party, has apologized for comparing Republicans to Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels, a comment that quickly sparked outcry from the GOP . “If Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, or the Republicans are insulted by my describing their campaign tactic as the big lie -- I most humbly apologize to them or anyone who might have been offended by that comment,” John Burton said in a statement....
BOOKS
January 12, 1992 | Kenneth Turan
TAINTED GODDESSES: Female Film Stars of the Third Reich by Cinzia Romani (Sarpedon: $19.95; 192 pp.) . Names like Henny Porten, Heidemarie Hatheyer and Zarah Leander (above) may not ring any bells in Hollywood, but according to this serious, intriguing study, they were among the brightest luminaries on the German film scene during World War II.
OPINION
September 6, 2012
Re "Key California Democrat likens GOP to Nazi propagandist," Sept. 4 So let me get this straight: It's acceptable to label President Obama a socialist, but the GOP can demand an apology from John Burton, chairman of the California Democratic Party, when he likens the GOP to a Nazi propagandist (without using the "N-word"). This, even though the GOP seems to have been adhering to Joseph Goebbels' instruction, "If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. " Larry Tamblyn Palmdale ALSO: Letters: Trees or a space shuttle?
ENTERTAINMENT
October 24, 2012 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
There's something shambling and unassuming about "The Flat," a home-movie quality to much of its footage. But it's not just any home that's being examined, and that makes all the difference. Israel's top-grossing documentary of last year as well as the winner of that country's best documentary award, "The Flat" succeeds by being wide-ranging as well as particular. It tells an out-of-the-ordinary personal story and examines broad historical issues of societal memory and selective amnesia, of what is hidden between generations and what is revealed.
OPINION
September 6, 2012
Re "Key California Democrat likens GOP to Nazi propagandist," Sept. 4 So let me get this straight: It's acceptable to label President Obama a socialist, but the GOP can demand an apology from John Burton, chairman of the California Democratic Party, when he likens the GOP to a Nazi propagandist (without using the "N-word"). This, even though the GOP seems to have been adhering to Joseph Goebbels' instruction, "If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. " Larry Tamblyn Palmdale ALSO: Letters: Trees or a space shuttle?
NEWS
September 3, 2012 | By Seema Mehta and Alana Semuels, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The chairman of the California Democratic Party likened Republicans to a Nazi propagandist Monday morning. “They lie and they don't care if people think they lie … Joseph Goebbels - it's the big lie, you keep repeating it,” John Burton told reporters from the San Francisco Chronicle and CBS News before a delegation breakfast. He said GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan told “a bold-faced lie and he doesn't care that it was a lie. That was Goebbels, the big lie.” Goebbels was the Nazis' minister of propaganda.
NEWS
September 3, 2012 | By Morgan Little
John Burton, the chairman of the California Democratic Party, has apologized for comparing Republicans to Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels, a comment that quickly sparked outcry from the GOP . “If Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, or the Republicans are insulted by my describing their campaign tactic as the big lie -- I most humbly apologize to them or anyone who might have been offended by that comment,” John Burton said in a statement....
OPINION
June 19, 2010 | Tim Rutten
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown doesn't deny that he recently compared his Republican rival Meg Whitman's approach to political advertising to that of the fanatical Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels. Brown, however, told a San Francisco radio show Thursday that he made the remark in "a private conversation.... Nobody had a pencil." He said, "Nobody said, 'By the way, is this a statement that you're making to the public.'" Welcome to the new political world, Mr. Attorney General.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 2010 | Patrick McGreevy and Seema Mehta
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown said Tuesday that he is sorry that Jewish leaders were upset by comments in which he compared the saturation campaign of GOP contender Meg Whitman to that of a Nazi propaganda minister. Brown addressed the controversy after a speech to tech industry leaders in Silicon Valley at which he faulted the Legislature for missing a deadline Tuesday for approving the state budget. Whitman's camp later criticized Brown for not providing details on how to solve California's fiscal crisis.
NEWS
November 21, 2007 | Sheigh Crabtree, Susan King and Chris Lee.
PEAKING LOVE 'AMERICAN' STYLE: "American Gangster" is getting lots of love from top rapper Jay-Z, who titled his new album after the film and is chatting up the movie big-time in interviews. CLIMBING MANO A MANO A MANO. . . : With 10 actor Oscar nominations in the offing, eight of them could conceivably go to just four men. With two films each, Russell Crowe, Denzel Washington, Christian Bale and Philip Seymour Hoffman all are strong contenders in both the lead and supporting categories.
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July 7, 1985 | Harry Trimborn, Trimborn once mingled with the Fleet Street fraternity as a correspondent for The Times. and
"Goebbels and Gladys" follows in the tradition of satiric British novels of batty, hard-drinking journalists who never let the facts stand in the way of a good story. In this case, the hero, named Hedley Verity, has no facts to begin with, but that doesn't stop him from concocting a sensational series on the love life of Hitler's spellbinding propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels in a desperate move to beat the competition.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 2010 | By Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown has compared billionaire GOP nominee Meg Whitman's saturation campaign effort to that of a Nazi minister of propaganda. "It's like Goebbels," Brown told Doug Sovern of KCBS radio in the Bay Area, referring to Joseph Goebbels. "Goebbels invented this kind of propaganda. He took control of the whole world. She wants to be president. That's her ambition, the first woman president. That's what this is all about." A Brown spokesman did not dispute the statement but said Brown does not believe Whitman is comparable to Goebbels.
NEWS
November 21, 2007 | Sheigh Crabtree, Susan King and Chris Lee.
PEAKING LOVE 'AMERICAN' STYLE: "American Gangster" is getting lots of love from top rapper Jay-Z, who titled his new album after the film and is chatting up the movie big-time in interviews. CLIMBING MANO A MANO A MANO. . . : With 10 actor Oscar nominations in the offing, eight of them could conceivably go to just four men. With two films each, Russell Crowe, Denzel Washington, Christian Bale and Philip Seymour Hoffman all are strong contenders in both the lead and supporting categories.
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