Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Eagle at American University to decide the fate of an 8-word CODOH text link

31 May 2011

Lindsey Anderson,
Editor in Chief
(202) 885-1402

Ms. Anderson:

The Eagle is running a text link of ours titled "From Lady Gaga to Saigon and Back Again." I expect that once it is "discovered" to be there you will receive complaints from those who do not want to encourage, or to even allow, a free exchange of ideas regarding the Holocaust question. You will be told that it is "hateful" and "insensitive" to do so.

I understand that those who will want you to suppress our ad will represent the academic community on your campus, as well as those in the private sector representing the vast resources of what Dr. Norman Finkelstein has called "The Holocaust Industry."

You will be pretty much alone on your campus if you stand with the ideal that at university the history of the Holocaust should be open to a routine examination in the same way that every other historical question is open to such examination. But if you do, you will set an example of journalistic integrity to all those around you, and to those "professionals" who work in the mainline press.

If you have any questions, or need any background, please feel free to write or call.

Thank you.

Bradley R. Smith

PO Box 439016
San Ysidro CA 92143
Desk: 209 682 5327
Cell: 619 203 3151
Web: www.codoh.com

Copies to:
Managing Editor for News
Stefanie Dazio news@theeagleonline.com
Administration and Local News Editor
Paige Jones metro.national@theeagleonline.com

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