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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, November 6, 1991 - Page 7
Duke paper runs Holocaust revisionism advertisement


by Erin Einhorn
Daily Staff Reporter
After a week and a half of delib-
eration, Duke University's student
paper, The Chronicle, decided to
print a paid advertisement denying
the existence of the Holocaust.
The ad, identical to one run in
The Michigan Daily Oct. 24, was
paid for by the Committee for Open
Debate on the Holocaust and ap-
peared in yesterday's paper. .
The Chronicle reserves the right

to reject any ad it deems inappropri-
ate, but decided the views expressed
in the ad, although unpopular, de-
served to be expressed.
"It's a very complicated issue,"
said Chronicle Student Advertising
Manager Elizabeth Wyatt, who
made the final decision. "We feel,
however, that we have the right and
obligation to let opinions be aired.".
Editor in Chief Ann Heimberger
also defended her staff's choice in a'
column that also ran'yesterday.

"The Chronicle is running the ad
... because each individual in this
country is guaranteed the right .to
free speech by the Constitution of
the United States," she wrote.
But many students on the
Durham campus did take offense to
the ad, and requested a retraction and
open apology at a meeting last night
with Chronicle editors and business
The staff refused the request, but
explained their position to the

group of concerned students and to
the university vice president for
student affairs.
"It. is the opinion of the Chroni-
cle that it'was not a mistake," Wy-
att said. "We madea conscious deci-
sion and we abided by what we hon-
estly believe..
Frank Fischer, the Hillel rabbi at.
Duke, said he was furious with the
paper for making what he called "an
utterly terrible choice."
"It is totally irresponsible jour-

nalism," he said. "This is not a free
speech issue. They are.hiding under a
First Amendment umbrella. They
were able to make a choice and once
you do that it is no longer a First
Amendment issue."
After phoning the national Hil-
lel office and the B'nai B'rith Anti-
Defamation League, Fischer met all
day with students disturbed by the
"We're all busy puking," he said.
"We spent this afternoon being an-

gry, upset and outraged. Then we got
over it and started developirrg
Hillel Student President Mark
Livingston said that although he
was disappointed with the paper's
decision to run the ad, he is not
dwelling on the issue.
"My goal now is to make sure
that nobody believed what they read
in the ad," he said. "I want to make
sure that everybody knows they
were lying."

Senate confirms Gates as CIA chief


Senate overwhelmingly confirmed
Robert Gates as head of the Central
Intelligence Agency yesterday, fol-
lowing a six-month ordeal that laid
bare painful disputes within the spy
The vote was 64 to 31, a strong
margin despite the taint of the Iran-
Contra affair that clun.g to Gates
through much of the confirmation
hearings and charges that he tailored
intelligence reports to suit the po-
litical views of Reagan administra-.
tion higher-ups.
Backed by a solid phalanx of
Republicans, Gates benefitted from
a split within Democratic ranks to
survive the longest and most con-
troversial approval process ever for
a CIA nominee.
Confirmation also reversed the
sharpest setback in the career of
Gates, whose swift rise up the CIA
ladder was stymied in 1987 when
President Reagan named him to head
the agency but he was forced to
B i g savings on newsletters for
all clubs, businesses, and

withdraw under the cloud of Iran-
"The last thing you want is
someone .at the helm of an agency
who really does not have experience
in that field," said Intelligence
Committee Chair David Boren (D-.
Okla.), the nominee's biggest
booster who argued that Gates has
overcome past deficiencies.
"If you're going.to find.someone
who's never madea mistake, you've
got to find someone who's never
made a decision," Boren said.
A substantial minority, how-
ever, was left with doubts.
"I have an uneasy feeling about
Mr. Gates, and I don't think we
ought to have that uneasy feeling
about whoever heads the CIA," said

-Sen. Paul Simon (D-Ill.) during the
final day of a six-month confirma-
tion process.
"I think we can do better in this
country. Ithink we can find some-
one who would have the unanimous
support of this body," Simon said.
Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.)
was typical of Gates supporters
who qualified their endorsement.
. The question "is not is he the
best person in the world to fill this
job, but is he qualified to fill this
job," Lieberman said.
Gates would become the 15th di-
rector the CIA has had since it was
founded in 1947. The director heads
not only theagency but also over-
sees other agencies that deal with
military intelligence, satellite

snooping. and international eaves-
While the precise numbers are
classified, sources have said
America's intelligence apparatus
has for adecade enjoyed huge budget
increases,-even outpacing the'Reagan
administration defense buildup of
the early 1980s.

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