On Tape: Billy Graham Tells Nixon of Jewish 'Stranglehold' on U.S. Media
Preacher's comments revealed in new batch of President Nixon recordings.
BY: Religion News Service
(RNS) March 1 -- Evangelist Billy Graham, in a tape-recorded conversation in President Richard Nixon's Oval Office, spoke of a "stranglehold" that Jews had on the American media, the Chicago Tribune has reported.
The discussion after a prayer breakfast in February 1972 was included in recordings released Thursday (Feb. 28) by the National Archives.
|Although I have no memory of the occasion, I deeply regret comments I apparently made in an Oval Office conversation with President Nixon and Mr. Haldeman some thirty years ago. They do not reflect my views, and I sincerely apologize for any offense caused by the remarks. Throughout my ministry I have sought to build bridges between Jews and Christians. I will continue to strongly support all future efforts to advance understanding and mutual respect between our communities.|