A New Zealand radio broadcaster has lost the fight to air a show promoting the denial of the Holocaust.
Fred Clements lost his final appeal earlier this month to air “Alternative News, Information and Comment,” a show that includes Holocaust denial.
Clements took legal action when Wellington Access Radio in New Zealand decided earlier this year to discontinue the broadcast of the show.
Supporters of Clements argued that his show be reinstated because the opposition of his broadcasts was “Zionist-motivated.”
The radio show has been in existence for 12 years.
The president of the New Zealand Jewish Council, David Zwartz, strongly rejected the claim that it was “the Palestinian point of view” which was at issue.
He pointed to New Zealand’s broadcasting code, which forbids the portrayal of “people in a manner that encourages denigration of or discrimination against any section of the community on account of gender, race, age, disability, occupation status, sexual orientation or as the consequence of the legitimate expression of religious, cultural or political beliefs.”
In an interview, Zwartz said he thought that the “successful action in this case” would help “protect other minority groups in New Zealand.”
In February, Clements said, “Rabbi Stephen Wise and others simply got together and conspired to invent the Holocaust story.” Wise, a U.S. rabbi and Zionist leader, sounded the first warnings of the dangers of Nazism and sought to organize opposition to it and protection for victims of Adolf Hitler.
Clements also said in February that it was “Allied lying propaganda” that exterminations took place by the use of poisonous gas.