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For the benefit of BW readers I have posted a short list of media outlets that "ask the hard questions.... and don't take no for an answer", BW's crede:

Posted by userid8765 on 08/01/2009 at 12:28 PM

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"I had the right to ask Irving a question he didn't want to answer. And the American public should expect the press to do exactly that: ask tough questions and record the participants. If you expect your media outlets simply to repackage the press releases that we receive each day, then BW ain't your cup of tea. "

Rachel Daigle's defense of journalistic integrity is comical. Her press credentials include: "Ass Tasing: The Thai Version", "Cheapest Beer-Lunch Combo in Town", "Jack Black Vs. Will Ferrell". I am not making this up folks.

Posted by userid8765 on 08/01/2009 at 12:23 PM

Re: “Nazi Sympathizer David Irving Speaks in Downtown Boise

Boise WeeklY: "But then one man told Rachael he was a veteran and she was not worthy of the sacrifice he paid and told her to leave. The connection between being a veteran and associating with a Nazi sympathizer is not clear to me, but Rachael let the guy have it as she backed up the stairs."

If I had to render a guess it would be that this veteran's view is that he personally sacrificed himself to this country to fight Nazism during WWII, or the "Red Menace" of Soviet Communism which threatened a nuclear holocaust..... earning him the right to listen to Irving or whomever he pleases. These folks didn't deserve to have a journalist maligning or falsely labeling them. We're all grow-ups here. You can objectively listen to both authors Deborah Lipstadt and David Irving without necessarily condoning their views. Thus, neither camp deserves blanket ridicule and condemnation.

FYI - I will be reading the Boise Weekly everyday to observe commentary (or lack thereof) on human rights violations occurring in Israel (civic and political discrimination on basis of race), as well as the occupied territories of Gaza and the West Bank supported by US funding, armaments, and diplomatic cover. This will reaffirm or refute the journalist's integrity on the issue of anti-semitism. Lest I remind you that Palestinians are of semitic origin as well.

Posted by userid8765 on 08/01/2009 at 12:02 PM

Re: “Note

Rachel Daigle's condemnation of discrimination as a child contradicts her own behavior towards British historian David Irving. I am quite certain based on the journalist's commentary that neither she nor her editor has read the author's works such as "Churchill's War", or "Hitler's War". Attacking Irving's character and maligning any one open to reviewing his research, without first reviewing the content, is discriminatory and encourages blind persecution.

A google search of Irving in mainstream media sources will result in numerous articles attacking Irving's character and labeling him an anti-semite. The criticism is curiously absent from 1963 (published first book) to the late 1970's. When one realizes derogatory anti-semitic epithets are not present in his work, one must begin to question the contrasting public image of David Irving with that of critically acclaimed historian David Irving.

After reading last week's article about the author I decided to review one of his books firsthand. It became readily apparent to me that his work had historical merit, and was not anti-semitic. He never wrote a book about the holocaust, only WWII history. Nor has he ever denied the holocaust in any of his books, acknowledging numerous times throughout his massive volume of work that millions of jews were slaughtered under both Stalin and Hitler regimes. Classifying slaughter of innocent persons as immoral and unjust. 50 million were killed in the senseless war - quite an astonishing figure.

I encourage the readers to read one of Irving's books (borrow from library if you don't wish to patronize the author), and evaluate the merits of his research yourself. The irresponsible maligning of the lecture attendees was a shameful act.

Hint: The reason attendants looked like ordinary people, is because they were! They didn't look like nazis because they weren't nazis skinheads.

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Posted by userid8765 on 08/01/2009 at 11:28 AM

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