Yet Lear is not content merely to broadcast his smut. Nearly a decade ago he founded a political organization called "People for the American Way" (PAW) to help beat back the forces of decency which oppose him. PAW, with 275,000 members has become the most outspoken antagonist of Christian patriotic values this nation has ever seen, rivaled only by the ACLU.
But now "People for the American Way" has a new enemy, an enemy so threatening that on May 11, 1989 they issued a special 3-page press release from Washington, D.C. alerting Americans to beware of the enticements of its message.
New Enemy For Norman Lear
That enemy is Ted Pike and his 60-minute video, "The Other Israel", which PAW describes as "particularly dangerous." Why so dangerous? Because "The Other Israel" exposes the real masters behind communism, liberalism, and media control in such a devastating manner that PAW also feels threatened. For the last year, while thousands of copies of "The Other Israel" have sold, opening the eyes of tens of thousands, PAW has given it the "silent treatment," hoping it would fade away. To the contrary, it continues to sell rapidly, largely through word of mouth. This video flourishes because it confirms with irrefutable documentation what thinking Americans already suspect. That an elite of "insiders" in the mass media are consciously working to move America away from its Christian roots toward the humanistic values of a "new order."
This is why PAW is determined to prejudice you against seeing this video. To do that it is taking drastic measures to ruin the reputation of Christian author and filmmaker, Ted Pike. In PAW's recent press release it brought out its big guns by calling Pike "anti-Semitic" - an accusation which is the "kiss of death" to the career of any public person.