You can read about the new movie that is being planned, which will show David Irving’s lawsuit against Deborah E. Lipstadt, in a news article here. Hilary Swank will play Lipstadt — an excellent choice IMHO.
I have followed this case closely and I previously wrote about it on this blog post: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/deborah-lipstadt-who-defeated-hard-core-holocaust-denial-now-worries-about-soft-core-denial/
Previously, I wrote the following explanation of why the judge ruled in favor of Lipstadt:
The judge in the case wrote a 333 page judgment. I downloaded the judgment from the Internet at the time of the trial and read it. The judge ruled in Irving’s favor on some points, although his overall judgment was against Irving. On the subject of Lipstadt going to bookstores and on Lipstadt preventing Irving’s book from being published, the judge ruled that Irving was correct in his claims, but that Penguin was not guilty of these charges, so because of that, he had to rule against Irving [in the entire case].
Here is what Wikipedia has to say about the trial:
David Irving v Penguin Books and Deborah Lipstadt is a case in English law against American author Deborah Lipstadt and her publisher Penguin Books, filed in an English court by the British author David Irving in 1996, asserting that Lipstadt had libeled him in her book Denying the Holocaust. The court ruled that the Irving’s claim of libel relating to English defamation law and Holocaust denial was not valid because his deliberate distortion of evidence has been shown to be substantially true. English libel law puts the burden of proof on the defence, meaning that it was up to Lipstadt and her publisher to prove that her claims of Irving’s deliberate misrepresentation of evidence to conform to his ideological viewpoints were substantially true.
In the past, I have participated in endless discussions of this case, and I have no desire to discuss it any more. The Jews believe that the Holocaust was proved in a court of law, and no amount of discussion will convince them otherwise. Now, this new movie will again prove the Holocaust.
Here is how Wikipedia explains the verdict in the case:
Although English libel law puts the burden of proof on the defendant rather than the plaintiff, Lipstadt and Penguin won the case using the justification defence, viz. by demonstrating in court that Lipstadt’s accusations against Irving were substantially true and therefore not libelous. The case was argued as a bench trial before Mr Justice Gray, who produced a written judgment 334 pages long detailing Irving‘s systematic distortion of the historical record of World War II. The Times (April 14, 2000, p. 23) said of Lipstadt’s victory, “History has had its day in court and scored a crushing victory.”
Take that all you deniers — the Holocaust has been proved in a court of law.
I previously wrote a blog post, in which I contrasted Lipstadt’s attitude compared to to my way of thinking: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2011/01/07/the-reader-is-it-a-pernicious-book-and-movie/