Wednesday, March 16, 2005

3 Cheers for Deborah Lipstadt!

lgf: C-SPAN's Definition of 'Fair and Balanced' tells of an attempt by C-Span to legitimize the Holocaust Denial crowd by havint David Irving appear alongside Deborah Lipstadt on their book programme.
The Washing Post's Richard Cohen responts appropriately,
"For a book on the evils of slavery, would C-SPAN counter with someone who thinks it was a benign institution?"
I especially liked Ms. Lipstadt's response in a personal correspondence with HonestReporting:

I would have been delighted to appear on C-SPAN’s BookTV. It is an important venue and is watched by a book-reading audience. However, there was no way I was going to be forced into debating a man who is the equivalent of a flat-earther. I spent six years in court fighting this man. We defeated him completely. That C-SPAN should now give him an opportunity to resurrect arguments which the court found completely false is appalling.


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