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June 21, 2017

“Megan Kelly isn’t doing pretty well”

Filed under: True Crime, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 8:59 am

The title of my blog post is a quote from a news article which you can read in full at https://worldpoliticus.com/2017/06/19/nbc-fire-kelly/

In my humble opinion, the writer of this news article is not doing pretty well either.

Let me say, right up front, that I am a big fan of Megan Kelly. I am also highly critical of her because of her lack of knowledge. She makes frequent mistakes, that could be avoided, if she would just educate herself a little bit.  She should prepare for her interviews so that she doesn’t make stupid mistakes.

I wrote about Megyn Kelly on this previous blog post: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2014/09/09/megyn-kellys-interview-with-ward-churchill-on-fox-news/

Megan did not do a good job of interviewing Putin, apparently because she didn’t prepare for the interview by educating herself about Russia.

The news article starts with this quote:

Megyn Kelly isn’t doing pretty well lately, and she made a few fatal mistakes in the last few months. The NBC host may be fired, and everyone has their own version of the story. Kelly made an interview with Alex Jones, and this interview may put an end to her career.

End quote from news article.

The reporter who wrote this “isn’t doing pretty well” either.

I love Megyn Kelly but she is not well educated, and it seems that she does not prepare for her interviews. She is famous for making stupid mistakes in news stories.

I am counting myself as a person who makes stupid mistakes because of not doing enough research before writing something.

The news article continues with this quote:

NBC faced serious criticism after people found out about Kelly’s interview with Jones. There’s nothing wrong in making an interview, but they both opened a sensitive topic, and the final conclusion infuriated Americans. Jones and Kelly talked about the massive Sandy Hook school shooting.

The massacre filled headlines across the country, but this time Jones made people angry, because he was claiming that it’s fake. NBC is criticized for allowing Kelly to make this interview with the conspiracy theorist. But, the network is determined to air the interview.

The parents of children who died in the massacre pressured the network to cancel the airing of this interview, but it seems like the network isn’t ready to hear their words.

NBC News Chairman Andy Lack said that this story will be “edited,” as if that is going to change the pain those parents felt at the very same moment they learned about Jones’ claims.

Americans are angry about the allegations Jones made. How can he say that the death of 20 first-graders and six educators is a hoax? People have every right to boycott the release of this interview, because it’s too disrespectful for all the innocent children who died.

Jones said that Kelly lied [to] him about the topics they’d discuss over, adding that she assured him how the question of the Sandy Hook massacre will never be opened.

End quote

Everything about this subject is painful, but we must fact facts.

June 7, 2017

Megyn Kelly’s interview with Putin

Filed under: TV shows, Uncategorized — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 5:02 pm

Megyn Kelly is shown as she interviews Putin

You can read all about Megyn Kelly’s interview with Putin at http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/oliver-stone-megyn-kelly-stuff-putin-47896689

When I first heard that Megan Kelly was going to interview Putin, I thought that this was not a good idea. I love Megyn Kelly, but she is not an expert on anything. I was very dubious about her plan to interview Putin and as it turns out, I was right. She did not do well in the interview.

The following quote is from the news article:

Begin quote

Film director Oliver Stone, whose series of conversations with Vladimir Putin air next week on Showtime, said he watched Megyn Kelly interview the Russian president on NBC and concluded that “he knew his stuff and she didn’t.”

Kelly’s interview, which aired on the debut of her newsmagazine, “Sunday Night with Megan Kelly,” on Sunday, “became machine-gun like,” Stone said, and was an example of how American journalism frequently leaves little room for nuance.

“I think she was attractive and she asked hardball questions, but she wasn’t in position to debate or counter him, because she didn’t know a lot of things,” he said.

NBC News President Noah Oppenheim shot back that “no one here is interested in Oliver Stone’s unsolicited thoughts on Megyn Kelly’s appearance or his ill-informed opinion of her journalism.”

“But so long as we’re offering each other professional feedback, please let him know I don’t think he’s made a decent movie since the early ’90s,” he said.

Putin was combative when asked in the NBC interview about hacking in the U.S. presidential election and relations between Russia and President Donald Trump’s team. He’s more serene on Showtime, where more than a dozen interviews that Stone conducted with the Russian president between 2015 and early this year unfold one hour per night for four nights starting Monday.

End quote

Putin is noted for being a woman-hater. Megyn should have known that and she should have passed up the opportunity to interview him.

May 6, 2014

Holocaust denial is now illegal in Russia

Filed under: Germany — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 12:25 pm

Russian president Vladimir Putin has just signed a law which will make it a criminal offense for a Russian citizen to “deny facts recognized by the [Nuremberg] international military tribunal that judged and punished the major war criminals of the European Axis countries…”

You can read the full story in this news report:  http://jpupdates.com/2014/05/05/holocaust-deniers-russia-now-face-prison-time/

This quote is from the news article, cited above:

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a bill making attempts to “whitewash Nazism” punishable with hefty fines and prison sentences, the Kremlin press service said Monday.

“The Federal Law makes it a criminal offense to deny facts recognized by the international military tribunal that judged and punished the major war criminals of the European Axis countries, approving the crimes this tribunal judged, and deliberately spreading false information about the Soviet Union’s activities during World War II,” the Kremlin press service said in an English-language statement, according to Russian media.

In my humble opinion, it is completely and totally stupid to base a law on “facts” that were “recognized” at the Nuremberg IMT. As almost everyone in the world knows by now, the verdicts at Nuremberg were based on lies told by prosecution witnesses, and on numerous fraudulent documents.

There is an article, written by Mark Weber for the Institute of Historical Review, which you can read in full at http://www.ihr.org/jhr/v12/v12p167_Webera.html

The article is quite lengthy, and excessively erudite, but this quote from the article outlines the most important aspects of the crimes committed by the Allies at the Nuremberg IMT:

The Charter of the International Military Tribunal permitted the use of normally inadmissible “evidence.” Article 19 specified that “The Tribunal shall not be bound by technical rules of evidence… and shall admit any evidence which it deems to have probative value.” Article 21 stipulated: /42

The Tribunal shall not require proof of facts of common knowledge but shall take judicial notice thereof. It shall also take judicial notice of official governmental documents and reports of the United [Allied] Nations, including acts and documents of the committees set up in the various allied countries for the investigation of war crimes, and the records and findings of military and other Tribunals of any of the United [Allied] Nations.

On the basis of these articles, the Tribunal accepted as valid the most dubious “evidence,” including hearsay and unsubstantiated reports of Soviet and American “investigative” commissions. For example, the Tribunal accepted an American congressional report that “proved” gas chamber killings at Dachau, and a Polish government report (submitted by the US) that “proved” killings by steam at Treblinka. /43 (No reputable historian now accepts either of these stories.)

In addition, the Tribunal validated Soviet reports about Auschwitz and Majdanek (documents USSR-8 and USSR-29), which explained in detail how the Germans killed four million at Auschwitz and another one-and-a-half million at Majdanek. (These days, no reputable historian accepts either of these fantastic figures.)

German guilt for the killing of thousands of Polish officers in the Katyn forest near Smolensk was similarly confirmed by Nuremberg document USSR-54. This detailed report by yet another Soviet “investigative” commission was submitted as proof for the charge made in the joint indictment of the four Allied governments. As a Soviet prosecutor explained: “We find, in the Indictment, one of the most important criminal acts for which the major war criminals are responsible was the mass execution of Polish prisoners of war shot in the Katyn forest near Smolensk by the German fascist invaders.” /44 (Interestingly, two of the eight members of the Soviet Katyn Commission were also members of the Soviet Auschwitz commission: Academician N. Burdenko and Metropolitan Nikolai.) It wasn’t until 1990 that the Soviet government finally acknowledged that the Katyn massacre was carried out, not by a German unit, as “proven” at Nuremberg, but by the Soviet secret police. /45

It is sometimes claimed that the evidence presented by the prosecution to the Nuremberg Tribunal was so incontrovertible that none of the defense attorneys ever disputed the authenticity or accuracy of even a single prosecution document. /46 This is not true. Not only did defense lawyers protest against the prosecution use of spurious documents, but some of the most important Nuremberg documents are now generally acknowledged to be fraudulent. /47

For example, defense attorney Dr. Boehm protested to the Tribunal that Nuremberg document 1721-PS, which purportedly confirms attacks by stormtroopers against Jewish synagogues in November 1938, is a clumsy forgery. He went on to explain his reasons at some length. /48

Several Nuremberg documents based on the purported “death bed confession” of Mauthausen commandant Franz Ziereis, are demonstrably fraudulent. (Nuremberg documents 1515-PS, 3870-PS, and NO-1973.) These documents supposedly prove systematic killings of hundreds of thousands of people by gassing and other means at Mauthausen and Hartheim. /49

Almost forty years after the Tribunal handed down its verdicts, Nuremberg document USSR-378 was definitively exposed as a fraud. It is a purported record of numerous private conversations with Hitler by Hermann Rauschning, a former National Socialist official in Danzig. In brutal language, the Führer supposedly revealed his most intimate thoughts and secret plans for world conquest. Rauschning’s “memoir” was published in 1939 in Britain under the title Hitler Speaks, and in the United States in 1940 as The Voice of Destruction. It was this US edition that was accepted in evidence at Nuremberg as proof of the “guiding principles of the Nazi regime.”

Chief British prosecutor Sir Hartley Shawcross and his Soviet colleagues cited numerous quotations from it. Defendant Baldur von Schirach contested its authenticity, but defense attorney Pelckmann (who did not know any better) accepted this “evidence” as authentic. /50 In 1983 Swiss historian Wolfgang Hänel established that the “memoir” is entirely fraudulent. Rauschning never had even a single private meeting with Hitler. /51

Another fraudulent Nuremberg document is the so-called “Hossbach protocol” (document 386-PS), a purported record of a high-level 1937 conference at which Hitler supposedly revealed his secret plans for aggressive conquest. US Nuremberg prosecutor Sidney Alderman called it “one of the most striking and revealing of all the captured documents,” and told the Tribunal that it removed any remaining doubts about the guilt of the Germans leaders for their crimes against peace. It was largely on the basis of this document that Göring was condemned to death. /52

Similarly spurious is Nuremberg document L-3 (US-28), supposedly a record of a bellicose speech by Hitler to armed forces commanders on August 22, 1939. It contains a widely cited quotation attributed to Hitler, “Who talks nowadays of the extermination of the Armenians?” /53

In Germany, a person who is put on trial for Holocaust denial, is not allowed to put on a defense. I assume that this will also be the case in Russia. If not, there is sure to be a lot of Russian crimes exposed by deniers trying to defend themselves.