Steve Crow Launches Uncensored Magazine
On September 11, 2005
Two of New Zealand's most controversial people businessman and publisher Steve Crow (best known for his popular Erotica Adult Lifestyle Expos) and editor Jonathan Eisen (Suppressed Inventions and Other Discoveries) have teamed up to create New Zealand's newest magazine UNCENSORED.
Steve Crow at launch of Uncensored magazine. Image by Qooin Jeong, Topic Photography. See… www.topicphoto.co.nz
Crow describes it a serious magazine with a "mission".
"I think New Zealanders are beginning to realise that much of the information that they get from the mainstream comes with an 'agenda' that involves staying away from or 'spinning' the big issues rather than risk rocking the boat. UNCENSORED is simply about presenting the facts exactly as they are, exposing the naked truth and 'outing' those who seek to corrupt or hide it from us for their own purposes."
Despite Steve Crow's reputation as the founder of Vixen (New Zealand's most successful importer, distributor and producer of adult entertainment products) UNCENSORED magazine will not be publishing porn.
Rather, Crow promises readers "just the facts, for a change free from contamination by advertising pressures, vested interests and industry or government-sponsored PR spin."
Crow, who will be writing a regular column in UNCENSORED, has had many run-ins with "Wellington bureaucrats" and politicians, and has often taken them to court over censorship issues, winning many of his cases.
He points out what he calls the "absurdity" of NZ censorship laws in which he says there is too much subjectivity, Victorian attitudes and double standards.
As an example of the double standards, he cites the fact that "hardcore homosexual porn is OK with our censors", while "hardcore heterosexual porn apparently is not". He states that "perhaps this is a direct reflection of the personal attitudes of the Chief and Deputy Chief Censors, both of whom are gay".
Another double standard, Crow says, is that the Censors are "far more tolerant of violence, rape and murder, often with a little bit of (non-explicit) sex thrown in for good measure, than they are of explicit sex, especially if there is even the slightest hint of coercion or violence". In Crow’s words "it seems to be acceptable to our Censors to flood us with media depicting violence, no matter how extreme as long as, God forbid, we don’t show people having sex".
After the idea of outlawing "hate speech" arose last year, Crow decided that the issue of censorship went much farther than the restrictions imposed on adult entertainment; and UNCENSORED, his latest project, reflects his concerns that many forms of censorship in New Zealand are widespread.
"Nowhere in mainstream media have we learned the facts about what really happened on 9/11, nor about many other issues of crucial importance. For example, it is a fact that mammograms may actually cause cancer; that the oil is not running out, and that pre-historic artefacts have been discovered here in Auckland in 1874. This discovery alone, corroborated in the scholarly journals of the time, is fascinating."
"But all have been ignored or glossed over," Crow says.
It's no accident that September 11 is the date chosen for the launch of UNCENSORED as the hidden facts regarding the real perpetrators of the tragedy of 9/11 are featured in the first issue of the magazine.
"This evidence is presented to the New Zealand public for the first time in UNCENSORED. It shows that the massive destruction and loss of life that occurred on 9/11 was orchestrated by a cabal of US government insiders who wanted to create 'a new Pearl Harbor' in order to justify US-led wars on Afghanistan and Iraq, and perhaps even the Muslim world in general. In addition they have used the "war on terror" to justify the removal of US constitutional guarantees of individual freedoms for Americans by passing the US Patriot Act, which was written before 9/11 ever happened, and which few if any members of Congress actually read."
Closer to home, UNCENSORED looks at the MeNZB™ vaccine and the Ministry of Health's "campaign of deceit" in creating widespread public panic about meningococcal disease, then illegally releasing this inadequately tested vaccine. The article points to the fact that the meningococcal epidemic was naturally declining by more than 70% prior to the vaccine's introduction.
In addition, the first issue carries the last political interview given by the late David Lange. In a spirited exchange with Jon Eisen, Lange allows that perhaps New Zealand is not a real democracy, after all.
UNCENSORED magazine is distributed by Independent Media Distributors Ltd and will be available in booksellers, news dealers and supermarkets throughout the country. It will initially be published quarterly.
RRP $9.95 (126 pages, full colour, perfect bound.)