As a result of having read about David Irving's supposed comeback, Michael Moynihan of Reason visited Irving's website. [This is something I rarely do. So hats off to Moynihan for having the gastro-fortitude.]
He discovered that Irving has posted a story which claimed to come from the AP on a Harvard Law School student who was supposedly expelled for having cited a Holocaust denial source in a paper. The attack on the student, according to this story, was led by Alan Dershowitz.
The story is a satire. It has no relationship to reality. Irving apparently picked it up from some virulently anti-Zionist website.
Posting a story from such a website without checking if it is true [a ridiculously simple thing to do] seems to fly in the face of Irving's protestation in court that he waswas scrupulously fair in everything I do in public life?
Wonder if the Guardian or Forward will be hoodwinked, as they were by Irving, into doing a story on this too?
More about the Forward's less than stellar coverage of this story in another post.