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May 23, 2008

An Open Thank You Letter to Charles Enderlin and France2

In the aftermath of the French victory and in the effort to advance the disgrace of Charles Enderlin and France 2 Yaacov Ben Moshe has posted an open letter to both at Breath of the Beast (hat tip to Five Feet of Fury). This is a blog swarm and a cry for help so please to reproduce widely and link his site.

Aux armes camarades!

Thank You Charles Enderlin and France2-

We have to admit we were angry with you for libeling Israel that we wanted to get you to take it back. It wasn’t just anger. We wanted to make it impossible for you to ever release such a tidal wave of violence and blood on us again. After the disastrous aftermath of your al Durah report, so many people suffered and died, we have come to think of you more as a war criminal than just an unethical journalist. Really, we do not feel that you deserve to be thought of as an honorable journalist. Fortunately for us your character flaws have relieved us of the responsibility to attack you. If you had ignored our criticism, let the whole thing drop and not sued anyone you would still be on top of the world today and Israel and the Jewish people would still be blackened by your libel.

Your restless guilt and vanity would not let you do the smart thing, though, and you sued Philipe Karsenty. Only those blinded by self-importance and its underlying insecurity, on the one hand, and driven by a need to deny fault on the other, would have felt the need.

So you showed your weakness and hubris just by filing the suit. Even more important though, from your law suit flowed the healing drama in the French courtroom in March. First, you demeaned yourself by bringing obviously altered tape into evidence into the courtroom. Then you further revealed your self delusion by pretending not to notice the derisive laughter of the gallery or that even the judge who was questioning you was treating you and your evasive explanations with amused disdain.

Now that the judgment is published, Charles, we are very pleased to see that you are going to do your best to help us to help you to complete your self-destruction by taking it to a higher court. We never had the stomach for the dirty fight you are waging we do not like to destroy other people- no matter how richly deserved. We, therefore are especially grateful to you that you have not had the moral fiber to resist you darker instincts and have thereby undertaken to do the job yourself.

We are not character assassins- but we are enjoying immensely watching your character commit a spectacularly public suicide.

Sincerely,
Yaacov Ben Moshe,
Second Draft

"We are not character assassins- but we are enjoying immensely watching your character commit a spectacularly public suicide." It is a sign of the times Canadian parallels are all too easy to find. It is as if the Western world has collectively lost its mind. Still, this is a victory.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at May 23, 2008 07:44 AM

Comments

Same thing happened with David Irving. He sued Deborah Lipstadt for libel and lost.

Posted by: Sean Pelette [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 23, 2008 12:49 PM

It is as if the Western world has collectively lost its mind...

No it isn't. It's as if some part of the Western world is waking up and gaining some control over the part that has. Let's hope it's not too late.

Posted by: fretless [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 24, 2008 11:00 AM

Well said. I hope you are right.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 24, 2008 11:06 AM

Thank You, Flea
BTW, I too see an awakening going on. I hope it is in time!

Posted by: Yaacov Ben Moshe [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 24, 2008 09:56 PM

À brebis tondue Dieu mesure le vent.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 25, 2008 01:51 AM