At the moment I don’t believe that holocaust denier David Irving will be appearing in Jackson – this press release (via the Jackson Free Press (the “hippie newspaper quoted therein) by Richard Barrett seems to say otherwise:
IRVING DISASSOCIATES FROM JACKSON ITINERARY
JACKSON – David Irving, the British anti-Communist historian,scheduled for appearances in Jackson, Mississippi, October 20-21, 2009, has communicated his “disassociation” from his itinerary, which his host has accepted. Irving-assistant Jaenelle Antas wrote to Richard Barrett:
“Mr. Irving is concerned that you are doing things without consulting him. The press-release contained inaccuracies he would have liked to
correct. The way things are going, it seems likely there will be serious consequences which Mr. Irving has to avoid. He must not be associated, even indirectly, with any group of any kind.”
Barrett responded to Antas, saying that “here is the Itinerary for Mr. Irving, as I had set it up. Since I am no longer involved, you may wish to contact those concerned, individually, if you
wish to proceed, on your own. I will not be taking part in or attending any such events, if you choose to go ahead, in any manner which you see fit.
Irving had been scheduled for an interview with Jerry Mitchell of the “Clarion-Ledger,” Rhonda Cooper of the “Jackson-Advocate,”Richard Barrett of “All The Way” and Adam Lynch of the “Jackson
Free Press.” He was to have held a news-conference and speech at Jackson City Hall, as well as interviews with Charles Evers over WMPR, Kim Wade over WJNT and Paul Gallo over WFMN. The BBC was, also, to have covered his City-Hall address.
That was October the 15th. THEN –
DAVID IRVING’S STIFF-UPPER-LIP
He had a reputation for being brusque and, even, eccentric. But no one had expected that the British “stiff-upper-lip” of anti-Communist
historian David Irving would be quite so “stiff” by Southern-hospitality standards. Nationalists had scheduled Irving to appear in anti-Communist Mississippi to tout his book, “All Banged Up.” However, it was his hosts, who were footing his accommodations, that got a bit banged up.
Shortly before the event, Irving’s assistant, Jaenelle Antas, told her hosts that “Mr. Irving is concerned that you are doing things without
consulting him. The press release contained inaccuracies he would have liked to correct. The way things are going, it seems likely there will be serious consequences which Mr. Irving has to avoid. He must not be associated, even indirectly, with any group of any kind.”
Stuart Rockoff had told reporters that Jews, who had orchestrated Irving’s arrest in Europe, were all “abuzz” over the Irving-itinerary. A local hippie newspaper had characterized Irving as “unpopular.” Faced with Irving’s ambivalence over the planned Jackson City Hall venue, Nationalists suggested that Irving set up his own agenda and conduct his own interviews. Talk-shows had offered to do telephone-hook-ups, if Irving did not wish to be in-studio. Irving had been slated to, also, be interviewed by “All The Way.” However, Antas announced that “it was better for us to part ways.” She condemned her hosts for being “very unprofessional.”
This seems pretty par for the course for Irving. Speaking for, and then denying any connection with, racist groups is a common tactic of his. If he needs to sell books, they’ll buy them. If he needs to seem “respectable,” then he distances himself from them.
That said, I am still not certain on the appearance. I know that Irving has “reserved spots” available onhis website for 6 PM in Jackson, the time when, supposedly, he is going to be at City Hall.
I’m also still not certain if he’ll be on the radio – waiting on some returned emails, there. As of my last posting on the subject, he was going to appear on SuperTalk and WTNJ