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Iran Says Again, Holocaust a ‘Big Lie’

January 27, 2009

Iran’s government spokesman on Tuesday branded the Holocaust a “big lie” created to place the Islamic republic’s arch-foe Israel in the Middle East, the state IRNA news agency reported.

“The Holocaust is a concept coming from a big lie in order to settle a rootless regime in the heart of the Islamic world,” Gholam Hossein Elham told a conference on Gaza in central Iran’s religious city of Qom.

It was not the first time an Iranian official has questioned the massacre of Jews by Nazis in World War II.

Iran does not recognise Israel, and since his election in 2005 President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has attracted international condemnation by repeatedly predicting that the Jewish state is doomed to disappear.

In late 2005 Ahmadinejad branded the Holocaust a “myth.” His comment was followed by a conference in Tehran in 2006 that brought together Holocaust deniers and revisionists.

A mass-circulation Iranian newspaper also staged a controversial cartoon competition on the subject.

In September last year a group of Iranian Islamist students unveiled a book mocking the Holocaust and filled with anti-Semitic stereotypes and revisionist arguments.

The United Nations designated January 27 as international Holocaust memorial day in 2005, marking the date Soviet troops liberated the largest Nazi death camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, in Poland.

From AFP and AP

Oprah’s Literary Liars Club: Who Is Responsible?

January 17, 2009

Oprah Winfrey, as near as we can tell, has never and will never take responsibility for anything.  She is currently blaming former guest Herman Rosenblat as a liar.  He’s guilty of  getting on her show more than once with a story that was never true.

Careful historians could have told Oprah on day one that Rosenblat’s story could never have been true under the rule of Nazi, Germany.

Oprah also avoided being truthful and taking responsibility when reporters said a pediphile on Oprah’s payroll at her school in Africa was preying upon young people….

CNN said, “Winfrey personally selected the school’s 152 pupils.”

So who selected the teachers and staff?

Gag!

Related:
 Oprah, Worth $1.5 Billion or More, Fails To Do Her Work

CNN: Teacher Arrested At Oprah’s School
http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ
/TV/11/02/arrest.oprah.school/

Video from Gawker:
http://gawker.com/5133444/oprah-lets-her-fr
iends-do-the-talking-about-her-literary-liars-club

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Oprah Winfrey broke her silence Friday about former guest Herman Rosenblat, saying she’s “very disappointed” in his now discredited story about meeting his future wife in a Nazi concentration camp.

“That’s what happens with lies,” Winfrey said on an episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” that aired Friday. “They get bigger and bigger and bigger.”

Rosenblat, a 79-year-old resident of North Miami Beach, Fla., and his wife Roma have appeared twice on Winfrey’s show. Winfrey said he had planned to appear again to “explain himself,” but the man’s lawyers scuttled that.

By JIM SUHR, Associated Press Writer

In this Dec. 5, 2008 file photo, Oprah Winfrey arrives at The ... 
In this Dec. 5, 2008 file photo, Oprah Winfrey arrives at The Hollywood Reporter’s annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast in Beverly Hills, Calif.(AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)

Rosenblat’s tale of a little girl throwing apples over a barbed-wire fence to him every day at a sub-camp of Buchenwald in the 1940s was endearing, Winfrey said.

“And he told that story and I was crying, everybody was crying,” Winfrey said.

Winfrey noted that the couple did have an unusual story.

“They have been married for 50 years and he was, indeed, in a concentration camp and so was she,” Winfrey said.

Berkley Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), had planned to release Rosenblat’s memoir “Angel at the Fence” in February. But after scholars, friends and family members challenged him, Rosenblat acknowledged the story was untrue and Berkley pulled the book.

A planned feature film about Rosenblat’s story still is scheduled to begin production this year, with producer Harris Salomon saying the script may note the “fabricated elements of their wartime love story.”

Read the rest from the AP:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090117/a
p_on_en_tv/winfrey_holocaust_story