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.American Free Press
..Vol VII. .#1/2 Jan 1 & 8, 2007. americanfreepress.net

 

Media's Iran Coverage a Farce

By Michael Collins Piper

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. Mass media reports in the West (in the United States in particular) often focused largely on the fact that one of the vast array of speakers at the Holocaust conference in Tehran was David Duke. Although the media repeated, ad nauseam, to the point of boredom, the well-known fact that in his younger days, Duke was the leader of a Ku Klux Klan group, the media failed to point out that Duke left the Klan some 30 years ago and that many of Duke’s fellow speakers in Iran were people of color from Africa and Asia and throughout the Middle East. The Iran conference was hardly the so-called “white supremacist” or “racist” conclave that the American media falsely portrayed.
Nor did the media bother to mention regarding Duke that he served as a popularly elected Republican state representative from a suburban district in Louisiana and that he ran two widely publicized campaigns for governor and United States senator (winning roughly 65-70% of the European-American vote statewide both times). Nor did the media bother to mention that Duke is a certified academic, holding a Ph.D. from a prestigious private university, and that he has taught political science courses at the university level.
Highly articulate and telegenic and a longtime and open critic of imbalanced U.S. policies in support of Israel, Duke has never particularly focused on what might be called “the Holocaust issue.” However, Duke is certainly familiar with the controversy and has often spoken critically of laws in European countries—where Duke spends much of his time researching and writing and lecturing—that impose prison sentences on those who dare to question details surrounding the subject of “the Holocaust.” And that’s what Duke focused on when he spoke in Iran.
Nonetheless, the Western media reports about Duke’s speech completely misrepresented not only the whole tone of the Holocaust conference in Tehran but the actual words spoken by the former Louisiana congressman himself.
AFP’s Michael Collins Piper was on hand in Iran with

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B-6, AMERICAN FREE PRESS * January 1 & 8, 2007 Mainstream Media Twists Truth with Michael Collins Piper

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Duke at the time Duke fired off this corrective message (posted on Duke’s website at david-duke.com) that exposed how very much the mass media was lying about the conference. In Piper’s estimation, having been on hand for the conference himself, Duke’s assessment is probably as succinct and as accurate as anything that has been or can be said about the conference and the way the media distorted the truth.
Duke pulls no punches. If you are politically correct and are sensitive to no nonsense language regarding the media, please read no further. However, if you are interested in truth, here’s what Duke said about the media’s misinformation:

It is being reported around the world that in my speech in Tehran that I stated that the “gas chambers did not exist.” I said no such thing! In fact I said specifically that I take no position on that issue but that I believe in freedom of speech and find it an outrage that men such as [historian] David Irving are in prison for simply voicing an intellectual, historical opinion.
The Zionist-influenced media has maintained that the purpose of the conference was to deny the Holocaust—when the actual, stated purpose was to provide free speech on this important historical issue and to protest against the suppression of free speech in some European and North American countries. The record of the conference is clear. There were many speeches at the conference that maintained the mainstream Holocaust view.
In an act of blatant deception, the Zionist-influenced media has headlined that in the closing session Iran’s President called for “wiping Israel off the map,” suggesting that he advocated a genocide or destruction of the people of Israel. One more big lie.
Any tape or transcript of his speech will show that he said support around the world for Zionism is dwindling and that the Zionist Regime will be replaced by a democratic state in the same fashion that the Soviet Regime was dissolved in Russia.
He specifically advocated complete civil and political rights for all residents of the region, and specifically mentioned protection for the complete civil rights for Jews and Palestinians alike, and he repeatedly stressed that all peoples should love and respect one another and must disavow violence and war.

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How the Zionist media lies! Thank God we have an Internet where people can immediately learn the truth. Ten years ago these lies could be stated with no fear of contradiction, now you can hear with your own ears the truth rather than the lies of a pro-Israel media. The truth the Zionists are trying to create a catastrophic, murderous war with Iran so they are trying to stoke the fires of misunderstanding and hatred toward that country.
Any fair-minded person who reads my actual words and the words of the academics at the conference and the words of the Iranian President can see for themselves that the media has made up colossal lies about this conference and its participants.
Tony Blair and George Bush have called the Holocaust Conference “disgraceful.” Why is it disgraceful to allow freedom of speech on historical issues? Isn’t the real disgrace that thousands of Europeans have been imprisoned for simply questioning small details of the historical period called the “Holocaust”?
Why is a conference dedicated to free speech condemned, yet putting people in prison in Europe for exercising free speech is praised?
Who are the real deniers of freedom? Aren’t they the Zionist puppets Bush and Blair and the Zionist controlled media that lie about this conference, my speech, the speech of the Iranian President and those who support imprisonment of human beings for free speech? 

 

. . ..A journalist specializing in media critique, Michael Collins Piper is the author of Final Judgment, the controversial “underground bestseller” documenting the collaboration of Israeli intelligence in the assassination of John F. Kennedy. He is also the author of The High Priests of War, The New Jerusalem, The Judas Goats, and Dirty Secrets, all available from America First Books and FIRST AMENDMENT BOOKS. He has lectured on suppressed topics in places as diverse as Malaysia, Japan, Canada, Russia and Abu Dhabi.

 

(Issue #1/2, January 1 & 8, 2007, AMERICAN FREE PRESS)