The Finnish tabloid paper, Iltalehti leads with the following headline (3.12.2012, yellow press only):
Is this on Salolainen’s night table?
The Finnish political elite desperately want to shove this story under the carpet. All you in the West who are as outraged over this as I am, keep the pressure on. The lead story in the above article is taking issue with Gideon Bolotowsky’s statement about ”Salolainen better change his reading material on his bedroom nightstand, from Mein Kampf and the Protocols of Zion to some lighter reading”. Saying that it was ”off the mark”.
It wasn’t off the mark, and it’s exactly for this reason that the issue should stay in the media’s headlines because the key issues remain unresolved. Salolainen remains convinced that ”he’s the victim”, the state broadcaster YLE crowd, who sat there like a bunch of toadstools listening to his antisemitic diatribe and said nothing, are still convinced that its the ”short tempered fuses of those involved in the M-E conflict” that mere discussing the issue causes Jews in the US to get upset.
It has everything to do with Salolainen’s antisemitic diatribe, not his position on the settlements and Israel’s supposed intransigence. They are playing games here with semantics and/or are completely clueless as to what constitutes antisemitism. It shows a dire need for the political cultural elite here to be schooled in what is antisemitism. Their response to this scandal is reverberating around the Finnish internet, with genuinely good people believing Salolainen is innocent of the claims, as well as every antisemite and ignoramus coming out of the woodwork to chime in.
The YLE motley crew of under achievers are completely clueless, and laying blame elsewhere, when it is this organization which is partly to blame, for not correcting Salolainen when he spoke, meaning, the dizzy blond on the right.
I’ll forgive the Iltalehti for trying to take credit for breaking the story in Finland and abroad, all those who read this blog know full well that it was the TT that actually found the words offensive and broke the story first.
The Iltalehti for all its efforts, (which I actually applaud for running the story in the Finnish media after the JPost had published the story mentioning the Tundra Tabloids blog) still fails to zero in on the main story here.
The fact that anyone sitting or standing in ear-shot range of the part-time antisemite, Pertti Salolainen while he made his antisemitic remarks, failed to recognize his remarks for what they were, and have only added to the misconception here in the Finnish media, and in the internet forums and blogs, that saying wealthy Jews own the media to a large extent, is not wrong, let alone antisemitic.
That’s the story here, as well as Salolainen’s actions afterwards, denial, sanctimonious outrage for being outed and face saving, as well as his fellow party member, Ben Zyskowicz’s, (personally a nice man) placing party politics and his friendship with Salolainen, over the truth, and helping to further cloud the issue. There has to be a major clearing of the air here that’s tainted with cover-up and denial.