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David Irving vs. Listerine

A Case of Ethnic Cleansing?

The self-described "historian," David Irving, has authored over thirty books on the events of World War II. He is consistently lauded -- by Holocaust "revisionists" -- as a great writer, a fantastic historian, a serious researcher, and so on. For example, see the CODOH web site.

How then to explain this bizarre foray into the crassest of tabloid sensationalism, found in Irving's Update to Action Report #9, May 1995?

[Update to Action Report #9, masthead]

Notice the "Radical's Diary" on the right. This column appears regularly; in fact, CODOH provides copies of several of them on the web: March 1996, July 1996, and January 1997.

But CODOH does not provide a copy of the May 1995 Radical's Diary. The May 1995 column ends with an exposé of a conspiratorial stroke of secret anti-Germanism, disguised as a mouthwash commercial.

Yes, a mouthwash commercial.

We are not making this up.

[Update to Action Report #9, p. 2] Which reminds me: there's currently a black and white newsreel-type Listerine commercial showing on American television with a sinister man intoning the message, "They're Germs -- show no mercy!" and slurring the G-word so it sounds like something else.

Watch for it. And learn.

Possibly Listerine® has snuck this secret message into its other slogans as well. Further research is required:

  • "They're Germans -- They Deserve To Die."
  • "Germans Lurk in Dark Places Your Toothbrush Can't Reach."
    and, most defamatory of all, its main slogan:
  • "Kills the Germans that Cause Bad Breath."

Watch for them. And learn.

For information on Listerine®, a fine mouthwash from Warner-Lambert, please visit their Listerine homepage or read the Listerine FAQ. (Also available in Cool Mint and FreshBurst.)

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