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From: rcgraves@ix.netcom.com (Rich Graves)
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Subject: Re: David Irving bashes Internet for telling the truth
Date: 13 Sep 1996 00:23:35 -0700
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kurtstele@aol.com (Kurt Stele) writes:
>rcgraves@ix.netcom.com (Rich Graves) wrote:
>
>>At a sparsely attended appearance in Oakland this evening, David Irving,
>>author of a number of critically panned books attempting to exonerate the
>>Nazi leadership for war crimes, blamed "the traditional enemy," "powerful
>>organized groups," and "a secret conspiracy" (none of which he would
>name,
>>or give specifics about) for his unpopularity as a writer, but he
>reserved
>>special scorn for the Internet, described as "a cesspool."
>
>Please quote at least the entire sentence in which David describes the
>internet as a cesspool.

I am sending Mr. Irving a letter seeking confirmation of several quotes. I
believe he used the word "cesspool" in relation to the Internet at least
twice, and he did not object when I queried him with the premise that he
had so characterized it. 

I tried my best to get a copy of the audiotape Irving's friends were
making of the event, so that I could verify my notes -- I told them price
was no object -- but they just gave me the runaround. Perhaps you could
call Aftab and try to negotiate. 

>>Mr. Irving, in the context of describing his lifelong dedication to
>>studying the Nazi era in a sympathetic light, and his efforts to get
>>himself taken seriously, suggested, presumably without intended irony,
>>that Jamie McCarthy, a Macintosh and web programmer who webmasters for
>the
>>Nizkor Project part-time on a volunteer basis, should "get over his
>>obsession and find something better to do with his life" and stop writing
>>"garbage"  such as the letters posted to
>>http://www.nizkor.org/people/i/irving-david/correspondence/
>
>I still haven't seen anything unreasonable, or even inaccurate, in
>Irving's Oakland speech so far.

I am still working on a summary and trying to get either an audiotape or
confirmation of quotes in writing. The most glaring lie concerned Time
Magazine's review of Kaufman's book. Second was that Gordon Craig's review
of _Goebbels_ was almost 100% positive. Third was that _Goebbels_ was
unavailable in the United States.

-rich

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