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I'm sorry, Horst. I wish you courage in serving out this ridiculous sentence.
Now that's funny:
The German news media reported that the extremist, Horst Mahler, had announced he was seeking asylum in Hungary, where the rightist government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban has repeatedly provoked the European Union with crackdowns on the press, political opponents, refugees, judges and academic institutions.
And the regime in Germany isn't "cracking down" on historiographic dissidents / political opponents.
Narrative One. Viktor Orban is a fascist! Probably with Neo-Nazi with sympathies.
Narrative Two. Orban's government has arrested and will deport Neo-Nazi Horst Mahler, to be jailed for Holocaust-Blasphemy, again.
(The smear term 'Neo-Nazi', used by Duestche Welle among many others -- a term not used by anyone to describe themselves, that I know of -- should not be used by respectable media, yet it is often used by prestige media. Imagine an article in the NYT about a figure seen as being on the 'far left' which uses terminology like this: "Today in the Senate, Commie Bernie Sanders called on the president to....")
- Sewell Chan
- Born 1977 in Manhattan
- Raised in Flushing, Queens (Chinatown?)
- Parents of Hong Kong origin
- Harvard Graduate, Master's degree awarded in 2000.
- 2000-2004: Washington Post
- 2004-Present: New York Times
This brief bio. suggests that Mr. Chan himself likely does not bear any kind of malice against European nationalist politics (in which Mahler has been involved in recent decades), or of 'Holocaust revisionism' (Mahler's "crime"). His tone in the short article on Mahler is flat and uninspired. He cannot work up the proper amount of hatred against Mahler. I wonder why this article was assigned to him rather than to one of the many other journalists of another ethnoreligious background, better available to summon the necessary righteous indignation. His other articles are an eclectic bunch. His articles in the week since the Mahler article:
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May 17, 2017 2 Men in Indonesia Sentenced to Caning for Having Gay Sex
May 16, 2017 Trump Defends Sharing Information on ISIS Threat with Russia
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