Now, I don’t have a ton of time for Holocaust “revisionism,” which is what the grandly named Institute for Historical Review trades in.
David Cole writes that the IHR has “been around for almost forty years.” So, for that matter, has AIDS.
And calling the IHR an “educational nonprofit publishing house” reminds me of those Valachi Papers types who’d testify with the straightest faces they could pull that they were “in the cement business.”
But far, far more dangerous than even the IHR and their ilk are the powerful, well-financed, self-appointed do-gooders bullying them off the internet — which, need I even point out, is not actually their private property to so police…
Anyway, do read the whole thing:
Kirchner’s article (co-written with fellow “journalists” Julia Angwin, Jeff Larson, and Madeleine Varner) was posted on Aug. 19. On the 21st, TransFirst/TSYS, the IHR’s credit-card processing company, sent a letter to Weber informing him that the IHR was being dropped and its merchant account closed. The reason? “The review of your website revealed that your business is excluded per our credit policy, materials promoting hate, etc.”
For the record, several years ago it was TransFirst that actively sought the IHR’s business. (…)
So just what is ProPublica? ProPublica is the malformed child of Herb and Marion Sandler, the infamous and corrupt left-wing billionaire Democrat donors. Even liberal press outlets admit that they were among the most prominent driving forces behind the Great Recession of the late 2000s (Time magazine included them on its list of the “25 People to Blame for the Financial Crisis”).
The Sandlers are also the farbissiners who used their influence to force NBC to censor a sketch on Saturday Night Live, after they were described on the show as being “people who should be shot” (yes, the Sandlers are so vile that even the leftists at SNL hate them).
The group with the most chapters on the SPLC list is the Nation of Islam. Did ProPublica go after its tech providers? Of course not. Same with the New Black Panther Party. Why? Bias, of course, but also remember, we’re dealing with cowards here.