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Vancouver (WA) Paper's Coverege of Protest Against Nazi Apologist David Irving

The Columbian, Vancouver's local daily, published this skewed account of Irving's appearance and the protest by anti-racists, despite the fact that several demonstrators provided its reporter with references to web resources documenting Irving's longstanding global links with violent rightwing and racist parties, and with information on how to research Irving v. Penguin Books and Lipstadt, the internationally-famous libel case in the British High Court, London, which proves Irving has falsified history for pro-Nazi and antisemitic political purposes.
After reading the article, please contact The Columbian's publisher, Scott Campbell, and demand to know why his paper decided to cover up Irving's real agenda. Tell him that he has let the people of Clark County down by not telling them the truth. Demand an article that unmasks Irving's shadowy racist connections and his undemocratic political agenda. He may be reached by phone at 360-694-3391, by mail at The Columbian, P.O. Box 180, Vancouver, WA 98666-0180, or by email at < scott.campbell@columbian.com>.

Here's the blurb from the Columbian:

Sunday, May 19, 2002
compiled by Columbian staff

About 30 people, chanting "No Nazis," gathered outside the Salmon Creek brewery in downtown Vancouver on Saturday night to protest an appearance by David Irving, who has written books challenging the Holocaust.

"It's been a peaceable protest on both sides," said Vancouver police Sgt. Doug Luse.

Irving's books include the self-published "Goebbels: Mastermind of the Third Reich." Historians, critics and the Anti-Defamation League have denounced Irving's scholarship.

Irving met with about 25 of his supporters at the restaurant and was one of the first to leave when a crowd gathered outside.

"She (the restaurant owner) basically kicked us out," said Gina Glover, who traveled from Olympia to hear Irving. Glover learned of his appearance in Vancouver via e-mail, she said.

Protesters, mostly young men and women dressed in black, some wearing masks, declined to identify themselves. They said they did not blame the owner of Salmon Creek.

While the protesters referred to Irving as a "Holocaust denier," Glover said Irving does not deny the Holocaust but disputes the way it has been taught.