Sundown: Dude Jumps Like a Lady
Freedom of the press, fight or flight, and juice for Jesus
• Berlin 36, a new German documentary, tells the story of a female Jewish high-jumping phenom whom the Nazis replaced in the 1936 Olympicsâwith a man in a skirt. [Times of London]
• An interview with noted Holocaust denier David Irving will be featured in Spanish newspaper El Mundoâs series of âinnovativeâ views on WWII marking the 70th anniversary of the war; an editor has promised that in this piece, Irving doesnât deny the Holocaust, but rather blames it on the Allies. Innovation at work! [AP]
• In the New York Times Magazine, Norman Podhoretz evades a question about whether there is any Democrat he likes by selecting Joe Lieberman. [NYT]
• Israeli airline El Al is barring anyone displaying symptoms associated with swine flu from boarding their flights without a doctorâs note; no word on whether they will at least give the rejected passengers a bowl of chicken soup. [Ynet]
• Filmmaker Kamran Pasha undertakes a lengthy investigation into the possibility that Jesus was a vegetarian. One piece of evidence: some of JCâs earliest followers, the so-called Jewish Christians, âhad a passionate commitment to vegetarianism.â [HuffPo]
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