Shock: CNN Covers Up Iranian Holocaust Denial

While CNN runs with headlines claiming Iran's new President condemned the holocaust, what he really did was dodge the question. In fact, his dodging of the question was a classic non-denial. In other words, Rouhani did exactly the opposite of what CNN continues to give him credit for.

When you claim that "I'm not an expert, I'll let the historians quibble over whether or not the holocaust really happened" you are, in fact, a Holocaust denier.

It's like all those 9/11 Truthers who claim, "We're just asking questions." Questions. Right.

I feel dirty posting the link, but here's Iran's own official newspaper calling CNN out:

The American news channel CNN fabricated the Iranian President's remarks in response to the network's question about the Holocaust in an interview which was aired on Tuesday and Wednesday.

During the interview, the CNN aired an English translation of President Rouhani's remarks which was totally inacurate and untrustworthy, and in some parts contained sentences which were not at all uttered by the president.

They then go on to note that since Christian Amanpour's father is Iranian and that since she spent much of her childhood in Tehran, that she would have known that CNN's translation was wrong since she speaks fluent Farsi.

Here's their translation, which, as you can see, is clearly a non-denial of the Holocaust:

"I have said before that I am not a historian and historians should specify, state and explain the aspects of historical events, but generally we fully condemn any kind of crime committed against humanity throughout the history, including the crime committed by the Nazis both against the Jews and non-Jews, the same way that if today any crime is committed against any nation or any religion or any people or any belief, we condemn that crime and genocide. Therefore, what the Nazis did is condemned, (but) the aspects that you talk about, clarification of these aspects is a duty of the historians and researchers, I am not a history scholar."
It's the kind of answer you get from terror supporters when you ask them if they condemn 9/11: we condemn all terror.

So, what was CNN's motivation for covering up this Holocaust denial? Do these people actually think: a) they could get away with it; b) that by doing so they could usher in a new age of love, peace, and harmony with the Iranians?

Remember, this is a network that sponsored an alternative to the Olympics as a way to try to end the Cold War. That's the kind of people we're dealing with here.

And I just love the fact that the Iranians are all up in a hissy fit over a suggestion that their President is not a Holocaust denier. Detente!

Posted by: Rusty at 10:41 AM


1 Plus theres the fact that he says he condemns crimes against Jews, Gays etc, but thats a careful choice of words, as the killing of gays is certainly not consisedered a crime in the eyes of many Islamic scholars and nor is the killing of Jews.

Posted by: Axel at September 26, 2013 11:48 AM

2 Look on the bright side...many journalisats in the West tried to speak on behalf of the USSR throughout the Eighties. Where is th USSR now? Was it necessary to go to war with them to bring about their destruction?

Posted by: Axel at September 26, 2013 11:51 AM

Those that consider CNN thier news source will look no further. As for Amanpour, she's just covering previous lies with more lies.
It doesn't take a lot of searching for find evidence of Hilters obsession with islam.

Posted by: Abrog8 at September 26, 2013 12:17 PM

4 Leaving aside the fact that Fars is not Iran's official newspaper (that would be IRNA), even their translation as quoted here shows that Rouhani said "we fully condemn any kind of crime committed against humanity throughout the history, including the crime committed by the Nazis both against the Jews and non-Jews" and "we condemn that crime and genocide".

So he condemns it, calls it a crime against humanity, a crime by Nazis against Jews and non-Jews, and a genocide. It takes seriously tortured logic to try and qualify these statements as Holocaust denial!

Posted by: ff11 at September 26, 2013 12:20 PM

5 ff11 are you kidding me?

Again, this is classic obfuscation. Carefully crafted responses which do everything but answer the question.

Do you condemn the Holocaust? If the answer isn't "yes" but is "I condemn everything that is bad" you are not in fact condemning the Holocaust. Because the ambiguity is purposeful: you are trying to obfuscate the fact that you do not believe the Holocaust ever happened.

Again, I direct your attention to the fact that many Muslim scholars when asked whether the condemn Hamas they say we condemn "all terrorism". Not Hamas specifically, just "terrorism". Because they don't believe that Hamas is a terror org then they are

So, condemning what the Nazis did to Jews is nothing when you put that in the context of "I condemn everything bad done to every one".

-- Read "Sure the Nazis did bad things to some Jews. They did bad things to a lot of people. But there was no "holocaust". That's a myth. Like the G-Spot!"

Posted by: Rusty at September 26, 2013 01:17 PM

6 Hitler had his Goebbles.
Bronco has his Ted Turner

Posted by: Guest at September 26, 2013 01:27 PM

7 Propagandists like those at CNN will be charged with fraud and prosecuted under the post-revolution government. Their miserable lives will not pay for their crimes, but every bit of their 'ill-gotten-gains' will be confiscated and them kicked into the gutter to be reviled and beaten about the head by the ordinary Americans they betrayed.

So it is written...

Posted by: warblermangrove at September 26, 2013 02:54 PM

8 ff11 - his rhetoric is what is known as ME double talk. It is generally associated more with Arabs but Persians have been exposed long enough to have picked up the nuances. Surely you know that.

Posted by: Bubbe at September 26, 2013 03:22 PM

9 Thanks for having the guts to post stuff like this Rusty, Howie, Vinnie, DMartyr in spite of some of your followers. I appreciate what you do more than you will ever know. You guys rock!!!

Posted by: Bubbe at September 26, 2013 03:23 PM

10 "When you claim that "I'm not an expert, I'll let the historians quibble over whether or not the holocaust really happened" you are, in fact, a Holocaust denier."

Rusty's fucking nuts.

Ever figure than most weren't even alive when the Nazis were in control of Germany? All we have to go on is what the historians give us. 99.9% of the people in the world really don't give a shit about what happened many years ago. The past is the past and the first one who comes with the normal bullshit of "we must guard against it happening again" is as nuts as Rusty.

Are we standing guard against what the Japanese did? The Romans? The Mongols? I seen a big guy buy a white sheet at Wal Mart today. I guess I should have followed him home to see if he cut eye holes in it. Friggin retards. Give in up. Your becoming a pain in the ass. What happened, happened. Nothing we do now can prevent what happened and Germany is once again the most powerful country in Europe. So much so that they will probably be the next superpower. They aren't even thinking about bringing Hitler back. The asshole is dead. Let him remain that way.

Posted by: Saneman at September 27, 2013 06:31 AM

11 ff11L Non Jews don't count. Therefore you are confusing the issue which means you are a holocaust denier which means you are a Nazi anti-semite.

Posted by: Saneman at September 27, 2013 06:33 AM

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