The People Speak, March 15, 2016
The People Speak with Michael Strasser and guest David Cole Stein
ABOUT DAVID COLE STEIN in his own words...
Over the course of twenty-five years, I have been accused of being many things, by some of the most influential names in the media. From Mike Wallace on “60 Minutes” to Dan Rather on “48 Hours,” from The New Yorker to the L.A. Times, from Yahoo News and The Wrap to MSNBC and the Huffington Post, I have been called a Holocaust denier, a self-hating Jew, “powerful and dangerous” (Yehuda Bauer, Hebrew University), and “the Antichrist” (Phil Donahue). On the other side of the spectrum, from the hellish gutter where the fringe lunatics dwell, I have been called a Mossad agent, an “MK Ultra CIA disinformer” (whatever the hell that means), and a “Jew infiltrator.”
I am none of the above. What I am is a small, bitter, angry, foul-mouthed alcoholic Jew who, in his youth, spoke up about historical inaccuracies in Holocaust history. Fleeing a $25,000 bounty on my head, I remained silent on the issue for nearly twenty years and became a GOP activist and conservative blogger. And now, having been “outed” by a foul supermodel, I have written a book, as I’m no longer employable in either Republican politics or the entertainment industry. People seem to like my book. If I had a dollar for every mainstream journalist who’s told me “I really wanted to write about your book, but my editors nixed it,” I’d have enough money for a bottle of the $10.99 two-liter CVS vodka that my body has become addicted to.
I’m hoping that 2015 will be the year that the media blackout regarding my book ends. But if it doesn’t, well...I hope the people who manage to find and read my book enjoy it, and maybe learn a thing or two. Even the people who dislike me admit that the book is funny. All I can guarantee is, you won’t find a better book (Republican Party Animal) this year about an infamous Jewish Holocaust revisionist who faked his death and reemerged as a Hollywood Republican organizer before being outed by a six-foot redhead fashion model.
Republican Party Animal: The "Bad Boy of Holocaust History" Blows the Lid Off Hollywood's Secret Right-Wing Underground by David Cole
In 2013, Republican "hero" David Stein made international headlines when he was unmasked as David Cole, the notorious Jewish Holocaust denier who made an entirely different set of headlines in the 1990s with his videos from within the gates of Auschwitz and his appearances on shows like 60 Minutes and Donahue.
After a $25,000 bounty was put on his head by a violent extremist group, Cole left behind the bizarre world of Holocaust revisionism, a landscape populated by Hitler fetishists who Cole himself detested. Then, David Stein the Republican organizer was born.
Stein soon became a major force in the closed-door world of Hollywood right-wingers—people who felt as alienated from the mainstream of their profession as Cole had felt as the lone Jewish Holocaust revisionist. Soon enough, Stein was working with major GOP power players and far-right Hollywood A-listers, creating huge private events for the West Coast GOP elite . . . until it all came crashing down when a vengeful former girlfriend outed him publicly.
Condemned by those who had previously lauded him, Cole was left with nothing but his story. And here he tells it, warts and all, including the first-ever exposé of the secretive Hollywood far-right underground, "Friends of Abe."
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