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[Posted on Saturday night 12/23 from Limmud UK]
David Irving’s return to the UK was headline news in this country. It received more press than Ahmadinejad’s gathering.
Some reporters – who are not renown for having particularly long memories -- were beginning to wonder whether his claims should not be taken seriously.
[I pointed the BBC reporter who asked me that question to Judge Gray’s findings. See www.hdot.org and go to part XIII of the Judgment.]
Then Mr. Irving held a news conference.
He boasted to the press that he had once been rich enough to walk into a Rolls Royce dealership and, using cash, buy a n*****brown color car. Suffice it to say that it’s the same word that got Michael Richards [Kramer] into so much trouble [and rightfully so].
Then he went on to say that, though he is not anti-Semitic, Mel Gibson was right.
Maybe I am being a wee bit optimistic, but if he keeps talking like that he will soon lose any of the credibility the press was still willing to accord to him.
Remember this is the same man who said he feels queasy when he sees Blacks playing for the English cricket team and thinks Black newscasters should be relegated to reading news of criminals and drug busts.
And this is the man who edited David Duke’s book. [Go to www.hdot.org and put David Duke into the search engine.]
So I say: give David Irving enough rope and he will proceed to “hang himself.”
In less than 24 hours back in the UK he’s off to a good start.
As for me, I am going back to enjoy events at Limmud.