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Wednesday, 28 February 2007
Twaddle in the Tribune
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We have another strong contender for Dozy Bint of the Week. Julia Goren points out the ridiculous nature of this story at Political Mavens and it was picked up at DW.

Here is religion correspondent Julia Lyon writing in the Salt Lake Tribune:

HERRIMAN - He was just a little older than his audience when the Nazis starved him and showed him such unspeakable brutality. He's still talking about it now.
    The reaction at Fort Herriman Middle School last week was to stand and cheer his courage.
    Days after a teenager went on a shooting rampage in Salt Lake City, students at Jordan School District middle schools were mesmerized by David Faber, a Holocaust survivor who weighed 72 pounds when he was freed from a concentration camp at 18. He was the same age as Sulejman Talovic, the Trolley Square shooter.

Yes, you read right.  She's comparing this holocaust survivor to the Trolley Square murderer.

 For the teenagers who had known some of the brutal facts about World War II, Faber's talk was an awakening. They had no real understanding of just how violent and awful the past had been.

She seems to be confusing the Holocaust with the WWII. And she does it again here:

 In bringing Faber to the school, officials hoped to expose students to someone who has lived through the tragedy of the war and connect curriculum to real life.

No, Julia, Mr. Faber did not simply live through the "tragedy of war."  He survived the systematic and mechanized extermination of his people that was ended by the war.  Dozy bint.

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Posted on 02/28/2007 7:14 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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