Friday, March 25, 2005
When John Sack worked seven years on the book that exposed the details a holocaust that many want to suppress, he anticipated an extremist might resort to calling him a "Nazi." He expected that exposing crimes against humanity committed by Jews would result in some sort of slander "from the extremities." But he didn't expect the tactic from eminent Jewish intellectuals.
"Never in my wildest speculations did I suppose that an eminent intellectual on a TV network would refer to "A man called John Sack" and another intellectual would say, ""Well first of all, these people are anti-Semites, second of all they're neo-Nazis."" John Sack, An Eye for an Eye p.173
"The eminent intellectual was Leon Wieseltier, the literary editor of The New Republic, the other intellectual was Deborah Lipstadt, the author of Denying the Holocaust, and the program was The Charlie Rose Show of December 16, 1993." John Sack, An Eye for an Eye p.235
"When I wrote An Eye for an Eye, I hadn't guessed that people would call it a monstrous lie. A lot of it, afterall, had been fack-checked by three major magazines and a paper whose editor said, "It may be the most accurate story in the history of American journalism." A lot of it, after all, had been fact-checked by 60 Minutes, which found eight eyewitnesses who I hadn't, so I hadn't guesses that the titles of some reviews would be False Witness and The Big Lie. "
".. the reviewers say that An Eye for an Eye isn't true, that what I wrote there never happened at all.
Please! Much of An Eye for an Eye had been fact-checked by California magazine, fact-checked by GQ, and, for the Village Voice, fact-checked by a woman who is the Fact-Checker from Hell. She and I checked every single word, even if we had to call up Poland." And when, after two weeks of this, night and day, we were finally done, the editor of the Voice gave an interview saying, "This may be the most accurate story in the history of American journalism."
"It was corroborated by the New York Times and the International Herald Tribune. Historians hired by major newspapers in Germany went to the German Federal Archives and wrote, "The facts are true," "The facts are right," "The facts are iron-bound.
... The Jewish paper Forward said, "Sack is transparently writing docudrama.""