September 26, 2013

Shock: CNN Covers Up Iranian Holocaust Denial

While CNN runs with headlines claiming Iran's new President condemned the holocaust, what he really did was dodge the question. In fact, his dodging of the question was a classic non-denial. In other words, Rouhani did exactly the opposite of what CNN continues to give him credit for.

When you claim that "I'm not an expert, I'll let the historians quibble over whether or not the holocaust really happened" you are, in fact, a Holocaust denier.

It's like all those 9/11 Truthers who claim, "We're just asking questions." Questions. Right.

I feel dirty posting the link, but here's Iran's own official newspaper calling CNN out:

The American news channel CNN fabricated the Iranian President's remarks in response to the network's question about the Holocaust in an interview which was aired on Tuesday and Wednesday.

During the interview, the CNN aired an English translation of President Rouhani's remarks which was totally inacurate and untrustworthy, and in some parts contained sentences which were not at all uttered by the president.

They then go on to note that since Christian Amanpour's father is Iranian and that since she spent much of her childhood in Tehran, that she would have known that CNN's translation was wrong since she speaks fluent Farsi.

Here's their translation, which, as you can see, is clearly a non-denial of the Holocaust:

"I have said before that I am not a historian and historians should specify, state and explain the aspects of historical events, but generally we fully condemn any kind of crime committed against humanity throughout the history, including the crime committed by the Nazis both against the Jews and non-Jews, the same way that if today any crime is committed against any nation or any religion or any people or any belief, we condemn that crime and genocide. Therefore, what the Nazis did is condemned, (but) the aspects that you talk about, clarification of these aspects is a duty of the historians and researchers, I am not a history scholar."
It's the kind of answer you get from terror supporters when you ask them if they condemn 9/11: we condemn all terror.

So, what was CNN's motivation for covering up this Holocaust denial? Do these people actually think: a) they could get away with it; b) that by doing so they could usher in a new age of love, peace, and harmony with the Iranians?

Remember, this is a network that sponsored an alternative to the Olympics as a way to try to end the Cold War. That's the kind of people we're dealing with here.

And I just love the fact that the Iranians are all up in a hissy fit over a suggestion that their President is not a Holocaust denier. Detente!

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:41 AM | Comments |