May 5, 2009, - 2:37 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Not sure what’s in the water over at Rupert Murdoch’s various properties. First, his prized airhead Sean Vannity Hannity has a history of associating with known Neo-Nazi Hal Turner and makes it a habit to promote neo-Nazi Pat Buchanan, the Goebbels of our time, and his pro-Hitler/anti-World War II book.
Now, Philip Terzian, a top editor at Murdoch’s The Weekly Standard is standing up for Nazi mass murderer John Demjanjuk a/k/a Ivan the Terrible . . . on my Facebook page. Terzian is the Books and Arts Editor at TWS, which should tell you something: the most pretentiously cultured among us are the least human and decent. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that the former speechwriter to Jimmy Carter’s Secretary of State likes Nazis.
Under a link I posted about the Court of Appeals lifting a stay on Demjanjuk’s deportation order, Terzian posted a number of absurd defenses that we constantly hear from anti-Semites like him in defense of Nazi war criminals.
First, Terzian said that Demjanjuk was forced into becoming a Nazi. Uh-huh–they were all “forced.” Sure they were. Then, he said, well he was only a “concentration camp guard.” Yup, because we all know those concentration camp guards were soooooooo saintly. Tell it to the dead bodies of my family, Phil.
And then, in his piece de resistance, Terzian argues the same thing as his friend Der Uber-Fuhrer Buchanan–that the man is almost 90 and we have more important things to worry about. Can’t wait until Bin Laden turns 89. Because just as no-one should pay for their mass murder of 29,000 innocent people, once they manage to game the system long enough, the same goes for the mass murderer of 3,000 on American soil, right?
Phil Terzian, Weekly Standard editor and anti-Semitic apologist for Nazis:
Why are we deporting 90 yr old Ukrainian-Americans while we do business with, say, Chinese mass murderers, and Khmer Rouge executioners walk among us? . . . in 2009, it seems like a tremendous waste of resources to pursue a half-dead nonagenarian when there are more pressing human rights problems in the world.
Yes, more pressing human rights problems like . . . defending Nazis.
When I responded with the facts (and in disbelief), the anti-Semitic Terzian had no legitimate response. But as every scoundrel who can’t find his last refuge in patriotism does, he instead gratuitously insulted and attacked me personally. Yup, Phil, join the crowd of poser pop psychologists.
Not sure why this pan-Waffen clod asked to be my friend on Facebook, but apparently it was so he could defend Nazis and attack those who actually want them to pay for their crimes.
Hey, Philip, have fun at the next ODESSA reunion. Gee, I wonder why his career as a reporter and columnist failed and he’s now stuck editing book reviews. Actually, I don’t.
This whole episode reminds of when an unduly revered alcoholic Detroit news anchor, Bill Bonds, expressed his anger when another fascist mass-murderer here in the Detroit area, Valerian Trifa, was caught and deported for the early 1940s mass-murder pogrom he led against the Jews of Bucharest. Bonds said on Detroit’s ABC affiliate WXYZ-TV:
Why don’t they just leave this poor man alone?
Yup, let’s forget about justice for Nazis and fascist mass murderers. They’re just nice old men, right?
Well, yes, according to Buchanan, Hannity, and now, Philip Terzian.
Hmmm . . . I wonder what Terzian would think if we said we should just forget about the Armenian Holocaust perpetrated by the Turks. Actually, I don’t give a damn what he thinks.
I just want you to be aware of who is working at The Weekly Standard these days and collecting a paycheck from Rupert Murdoch.