Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A play about Walter Duranty and Pim Fortuyn

PJTV"Bill Whittle interviews authors Sheryl Longin and PJTV's own Roger L. Simon about their new play, “The Party Line.” This drama intermingles the lives of Walter Duranty -- the New York Times' Moscow correspondent during the 1920s and 1930s -- and Pim Fortuyn, the Dutch politician assassinated in 2002 on the brink of becoming prime minister of that country. Duranty whitewashed Stalin’s mass murder of the Ukrainians, and he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. Fortuyn raised the dangers of radical Islam, and he was ultimately assassinated for his views."  A parallel is drawn between the 'Penthouse Bolsheviks' of Duranty's time and the 'Limousine Liberals' of today.

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