“Disinformation,” the stunning 2013 film documentary from WND Films that reveals, as never before, the wide-ranging Soviet-era disinformation campaigns against America that continue in effect even today, has been honored with a prestigious Telly Award.
“The timing for the ‘Disinformation’ documentary and book couldn’t be any better, given the rise of Russian nationalism and the grave dangers this presents to the West and America,” said WND Films’ George D. Escobar, who co-produced the film. “All of the threat and turmoil Russia is now suffering is fully revealed in this powerful movie directed by Emmy-winning director, Stan Moore.”
Commented Moore, “I am truly honored that the Telly Awards has selected ‘Disinformation’ for its prestigious recognition. The documentary contains a wealth of information that every American and freedom-lover must know. Hopefully, this award will help lead more people to the truth.”
The honor was announced by Linda Day, executive director of the Telly Awards.
“Judging has been completed for your submissions to the 35th annual Telly Awards, and your work has been selected by The Telly Awards to receive a 2014 Telly Award,” Day said in a letter to WND.
The documentary is based on the highly acclaimed book of the same name, by Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa, the highest-ranking communist intelligence official ever to defect to the West during the entire Cold War. His co-author is historian Ronald Rychlak.
Rychlak, a law professor at the University of Mississippi School of Law, teaches courses in constitutional law, criminal procedure, and terrorism and the law. Before co-authoring “Disinformation” with Pacepa, he authored several other books, including “Hitler, the War, and the Pope.”
In their book, Pacepa and Rychlak take on the widely misunderstood and still highly influential Russian-born “science” of disinformation.
Pacepa was once involved with mass deception at the very highest levels of the vast Soviet bloc intelligence machine. Due to a crisis of conscience, he “left the dark side,” defected to America in 1978 and became a major asset to America’s intelligence community. The CIA has praised his cooperation for providing “an important and unique contribution to the United States.”
His first book, “Red Horizons,” exposed the massive crimes and corruption of his former boss, Romanian President Nicolae Ceausescu, giving the dictator a nervous breakdown and inspiring him to send assassination squads to the U.S. to find his former spy chief and kill him. They failed.
Instead, on Christmas Day 1989, Ceausescu was executed by his own people at the end of a trial whose accusations came almost word-for-word out of “Red Horizons.” President Ronald Reagan (seen below holding Pacepa’s “Red Horizons”) reportedly referred to it as “my bible for dealing with dictators.”
Today, the man credited by the CIA as the only person in the Western world who single-handedly demolished an entire enemy espionage service – the one he himself managed – is now taking aim at an even bigger target: the exotic, widely misunderstood but still astonishingly influential realm of disinformation.
See a clip about Pacepa:
And a description of the art of “Disinformation”:
The “Disinformation” documentary explains:
- How destroying the reputation of good leaders has been developed into a high art and science.
- How Pope Pius XII – a generation ago the world’s most high-profile Christian leader, who personally saved countless Jews from Hitler’s Holocaust – was transformed, through the magic of disinformation, into a Nazi sympathizer.
- How Christianity and Judaism have been targeted for constant denigration and defamation through an ongoing campaign of disinformation.
- How the Soviet bloc planted 4,000 agents of influence in the Islamic world, armed with hundreds of thousands of copies of the most infamous anti-Semitic book in history, to fan the flames of ancient Arab resentments against the U.S. and Israel and sow the seeds of anti-Semitism that would later bloom in the form of violence and terror toward Jews and Christians.
- How the defamatory attacks on American soldiers John Kerry made before Congress upon his return from Vietnam – charges later discredited and repudiated – were identical to a contemporaneous KGB disinformation campaign concocted to turn Americans against their own leaders.
- How supposedly respectable institutions like the World Council of Churches have long been infiltrated and controlled by Russian intelligence.
- How much of the world came to believe that the U.S. government itself masterminded the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
- How the Soviet Union has been transformed into the first intelligence dictatorship in history.
- How disinformation is still very much alive in the age of Barack Obama, remaining a powerful engine in the ongoing socialist transformation of America.
“Disinformation,” says R. James Woolsey, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, “will change the way you look at intelligence, foreign affairs, the press, and much else besides.”