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Debbie Does Atlanta by Jay Knott (10/07/10)       ⇌ (David Irving Meeting)       

In this letter to the New York Times, Deborah Lipstadt tries to make it impossible to doubt any aspect of her position on her subject, 'the' Holocaust. She criticizes that newspaper for generously referring to a certain Joseph Sobran as a 'Holocaust skeptic' in his obituary. It is traditional not to speak ill of the recently deceased, but Debbie, like all anti-fascists, has no taste.

She is 'unsure what it means to be "skeptical" about an established historical event'. She is an academic who doesn't understand one of the fundamental foundations of academic work.

Debbie complains that 'Mr. Sobran called deniers "courageous" and their opponents "raving, hate-filled fanatics."'. She is such a spoiled brat, like all Zionists in Western societies, that, in her complacency, she can't imagine that anyone else could confirm, from experience, Sobran's observations.

Real academics welcome skepticism. Hacks don't.

Anyway, here is Debbie's letter:

New York Times - "'Skeptical' on Holocaust?", October 4, 2010        

Your obituary of Joseph Sobran described him as having "a skeptical line on the Holocaust" ("Joseph Sobran, 64, Writer Whom Buckley Mentored," Oct. 2). I am unsure what it means to be "skeptical" about an established historical event.

Academics, including Holocaust scholars, ask questions, examine evidence and then come to a conclusion. We go where the evidence — not ideology — leads us.       

The one thing that researchers must never do is distort the evidence. Deniers do exactly that. They have repeatedly been shown to invent, fabricate and lie.       

Mr. Sobran took that "skeptical" line in a speech at the Institute for Historical Review, which has a long history of engaging in Holocaust denial. In that speech Mr. Sobran called deniers "courageous" and their opponents "raving, hate-filled fanatics."       

Mr. Sobran may not have been an unequivocal denier, but he gave support and comfort to the worst of them.

Deborah E. Lipstadt

Atlanta, Oct. 2, 2010       

The writer is a professor of Holocaust studies at Emory University and the author of "Denying the Holocaust."

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