The BBC Radio 4 Today programme at 7:50 this morning gave David Irving a sycophantic and extended interview from his jail cell, in which they invited him to expound his Holocaust denial. A very respectful interviewer asked him repeatedly to explain the extent to which he had or hadn't changed his mind about whether there was a systematic programme of extermination of the Jews.
This gave Irving the opportunity to offer preposterous arguments like saying that Anne Frank's Diary proved him right. And even more preposterous arguments like saying that the reason what he calls "conventional" historians disagree with him is because they would be otherwise locked up under Austria's laws which make Holocaust denial a criminal offence.
These were treated by the interviewer as if they were serious arguments rather than the preposterous and absurd statements they were.