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Reuters: David Duke Is An ?American Academic?
Reuters via Say Anything Blog ^ | Dec 11 2006 8:40PM

Posted on 12/12/2006 2:40:21 PM PST by Joseph DeMaistre

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran opened a conference on Monday to examine the Holocaust and question whether Nazi Germany used gas chambers to kill Jews, drawing condemnation in the West and criticism from Iran’s Jewish community. . . .

Among the participants was U.S. academic David Duke, a former Louisiana Republican Representative. He praised Iran for hosting the event.

“There must be freedom of speech, it is scandalous that the Holocaust cannot be discussed freely,” Duke, a former Ku Klux Klan leader told Reuters. “It makes people turn a blind eye to Israel’s crimes against the Palestinian people.”

David Duke is an academic? I’m… speechless. But what more are you going to expect from a news service that refuses to call the monsters who suicide attack our troops and hide behind civilians in Iraq “terrorists.”

And calling him a Republican is a bit of a misnomer too, given that no less than Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush campaigned with his opponent. He may have been on the ticket as a Republican, but he got no help from the GOP.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antisemite; davidduke; holocaustdenials; iran; propaganda; racism; revisionisthistory
Indict David Duke for Treason.
1 posted on 12/12/2006 2:40:21 PM PST by Joseph DeMaistre
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To: Joseph DeMaistre

And what makes one an "academic"? One could always get a diploma of some kind - why, every squirrel on Princeton campus was at least a BS. So, are these squirrels "academics", too?


2 posted on 12/12/2006 2:42:42 PM PST by GSlob
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To: Joseph DeMaistre

The similarities between Duke and the Klan pink crowd are becoming too clear and all the media can do is attempt to lend him credibility.


3 posted on 12/12/2006 2:43:03 PM PST by cripplecreek (Peace without victory is a temporary illusion.)
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To: Joseph DeMaistre

Al Reuters loves mentioning that David Duke WAS a Republican. Currently he is an Independent and before he was a Republican he was a Democrat and then an Independent.

But to Al Reuters he'll always be symbolic of all Republicans.


4 posted on 12/12/2006 2:43:16 PM PST by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: Joseph DeMaistre

Duke is to academia what Jesse Jackson is to the clergy.


5 posted on 12/12/2006 2:44:13 PM PST by Spok
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To: Joseph DeMaistre

I remember some bogus university in The Ukraine last year gave him some honorary degree.


6 posted on 12/12/2006 2:44:26 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Joseph DeMaistre
Among the participants was U.S. academic David Duke, a former Louisiana Republican Representative.

Typical Reuters crap.

7 posted on 12/12/2006 2:44:41 PM PST by veronica (http://images20.fotki.com/v360/photos/1/106521/3848737/gladysPSCP-vi.jpg)
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To: Joseph DeMaistre

Better be careful there...there are a few posters here that will get after you because you are insulting a person with an (R) after their name. I kid you not.
As for me, David Duke does not even represent the human race.


8 posted on 12/12/2006 2:46:03 PM PST by crazyhorse691 (The faithful will keep their heads down, their powder dry and hammer at the enemies flanks.)
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To: crazyhorse691

This shows that Duke is a traitor.


9 posted on 12/12/2006 2:47:17 PM PST by Joseph DeMaistre (There's no such thing as relativism, only dogmatism of a different color)
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To: Joseph DeMaistre

Reuters is even more fake than the AP, if that is possible.


10 posted on 12/12/2006 2:49:10 PM PST by FormerACLUmember
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To: weegee
I eagerly await mention of "Robert Byrd, Democrat and former Klu Klux Klan leader"
11 posted on 12/12/2006 2:54:32 PM PST by Old North State
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To: Joseph DeMaistre
Yes, he would fit in well with many America academics, Ward Churchill for one. While Cleatus the slack jawed yokel could gives thems a better edumacation on some subjects.
12 posted on 12/12/2006 2:54:49 PM PST by ThomasThomas (Yes)
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To: Old North State
I eagerly await mention of "Robert Byrd, Democrat and former Klu Klux Klan leader"

Still waiting for a flying pig as well

13 posted on 12/12/2006 2:56:17 PM PST by Domandred
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To: Joseph DeMaistre

I wonder what the good folks at DU will be saying about this and the mafioso-fascist islamist regime in conrol of Iran now??? Will they associate themselves and their cause with the David Dukes of this world and continue to excuse and justify this clan of thugs who control Iran???


14 posted on 12/12/2006 2:58:38 PM PST by parisa
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To: Joseph DeMaistre

Duke is to academia what Ward Churchill is to acadamia...

IE: a perfect example.


15 posted on 12/12/2006 3:02:06 PM PST by mrsmith
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To: Joseph DeMaistre
Well, isn't he from Duke University, aka DU?


16 posted on 12/12/2006 3:02:11 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Who invented rock and roll hiccups?)
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To: parisa

There are few differences between the extreme Right and the extreme Left.


17 posted on 12/12/2006 3:03:06 PM PST by Joseph DeMaistre (There's no such thing as relativism, only dogmatism of a different color)
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To: Joseph DeMaistre

What is the difference between David Duke and Jim Baker?
Every Mo needs a Curly.


18 posted on 12/12/2006 3:06:55 PM PST by spintreebob (W)
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To: Spok

"Duke is to academia what Jesse Jackson is to the clergy."


That's going to leave a mark!


19 posted on 12/12/2006 3:12:35 PM PST by John 19-21 (does this tagline make me seem smarter?)
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To: GSlob

Duke received a doctorate from a Ukrainian diploma mill that's notorious for antisemitism. He now makes a point of styling himself "Dr. David Duke" at every opportunity. And check out his plastic surgery. One more facelift and he'll be able to pass for an Asian woman.


20 posted on 12/12/2006 3:16:52 PM PST by HelenChicago
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To: John 19-21

Maybe they could do David Duke a favor and take him hostage.


21 posted on 12/12/2006 3:17:55 PM PST by Joseph DeMaistre (There's no such thing as relativism, only dogmatism of a different color)
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To: Joseph DeMaistre
Nazis and fascists are not the extreme right; rather, they are socialists who, unlike the Marxists, want a socialist society on the national level. Another difference with the Marxists is that Nazi and fascist ideology is based on an idealization of the national, racial, or religious community. As an aside, the term Islamofascist is an accurate one. for the Muslim extremists dream of a world dominated not by their co-racialists but by their co-religionists. Hitler cared not whether the Nordic superman was a theist or atheist, and the ayatollahs care not whether the Muslim is white, black, brown, or yellow. In spite of the different bases of ideology, Naziism, fascism, Islamofascism, and Communism produce the same results: a totalitarian state where all those but the ruling elite are subject to every whim of the tyrannical rulers.

Nazis and fascists are merely another gang of thugs, as are the Communists.

22 posted on 12/12/2006 3:23:13 PM PST by Wallace T.
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To: Joseph DeMaistre

There are few differences between the extreme Right and the extreme Left
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Yes, just like there were few differences between Communism and Nazism.


23 posted on 12/12/2006 3:23:40 PM PST by Vinny (What is a liberal? Someone that is a friend of every country but his own.)
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To: Joseph DeMaistre

That dumb ass doesnt realize that after they kill all the jews his kind is next.


24 posted on 12/12/2006 3:24:27 PM PST by stickandpucknut
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To: Joseph DeMaistre
There are few differences between the extreme Right and the extreme Left.

The problem we are facing is that it was the so-called "moderate" Democrats such as Carter and his cohorts who sanctioned and imposed this monstrous of an outcome on Iran and the rest of the world.
25 posted on 12/12/2006 3:26:45 PM PST by parisa
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To: Joseph DeMaistre

Before he was a "Republican," he was a Democrat. No mention of that.


26 posted on 12/12/2006 3:40:25 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: GSlob

Yup, he sure is an academic. Methinks he could get professorship at the University of Colorado. They have a history of giving professorships to nutcases.


27 posted on 12/12/2006 3:42:55 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: HelenChicago
Well, a doctorate honoris causa does not make one an academic. Socrates was an academic without any formal degree, so the earned doctorate is not needed either. What is needed is for one to be a professional thinker, preferably in abstract disciplines, and/or a teacher of the same. Does not seem to be the case.
28 posted on 12/12/2006 3:45:20 PM PST by GSlob
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To: Joseph DeMaistre
it is scandalous that the Holocaust cannot be discussed freely

It is discussed though, isn't it? It is easy to see how it is not a popular topic in many countries, but it's not taboo.

29 posted on 12/12/2006 3:45:43 PM PST by RightWhale (RTRA DLQS GSCW)
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To: Spok
"Duke is to academia what Jesse Jackson is to the clergy. "

Probably accurate. I didn't like him. His only plus as I recall is that he took on the welfare system. As a politician, he's gone but welfare is still with us.

30 posted on 12/12/2006 3:48:44 PM PST by OldEagle (May you live long enough to hear the legends of your own adventures.)
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To: Old North State

Robert Byrd (D), former Klan Kleegle (recruiter).


31 posted on 12/12/2006 4:23:17 PM PST by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: Joseph DeMaistre
Holocaust Denial Is No Joke
32 posted on 12/12/2006 4:25:07 PM PST by elhombrelibre (A sober Jimmy Carter says what Mel Gibson would only say in a very drunken rant.)
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To: Vinny

My point is the tactics used by extremists on both ends of the political spectrum are similar. Demonization of enemies, terrorism, intolerance of opposing ideas, etc.


33 posted on 12/12/2006 5:05:49 PM PST by Joseph DeMaistre (There's no such thing as relativism, only dogmatism of a different color)
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To: Joseph DeMaistre

David Duke is hardly the only former Dem who ran as RINO. I don't see him to be extreme right wing. You claim him as being an example of your political wing?


34 posted on 12/12/2006 8:03:54 PM PST by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: Brilliant

I want to see articles start identifying Hillary Clinton as former Goldwater Republican...


35 posted on 12/12/2006 8:05:32 PM PST by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: weegee

You claim him as being an example of your political wing?

>>Not in the slightest.


36 posted on 12/12/2006 8:15:36 PM PST by Joseph DeMaistre (There's no such thing as relativism, only dogmatism of a different color)
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To: RightWhale

It's an imprisonable offense in most European nations.


37 posted on 12/15/2006 3:39:15 PM PST by This_is_not_my_screen_name
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To: GSlob

Ward Churchill has opened the door for every hate-filled person to be an academic.


38 posted on 12/15/2006 3:40:53 PM PST by Loud Mime (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. - Voltaire)
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To: Loud Mime

It's not the hate, it's antillectual content. If the content is there, then the rest does not matter that much [similar to Wagner's place in music]. If the content is not there, OTOH, then the "academic" claim is plainly bogus.


39 posted on 12/15/2006 4:18:45 PM PST by GSlob
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