Will Zuzak; CRTC.001 = 1992-08-20 letter to CRTC; 1993-10-13
Dear Subscribers:
     Apologies for the long 90kb posting yesterday. For the next little 
while I shall post my correspondence with the CRTC - CBC concerning the 
biased coverage of the John Demjanjuk case:
20 August, 1992

The Secretary General Alan Darling
Canadian Radio-television
and Telecommunications Commission
One Promenade du Portage
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N2

Dear Sir:

     I am writing you to complain about the biased coverage by
the Canadian news media on the issue of war crimes, in general,
and the case of John Demjanjuk, in particular.

     The spectacular Jerusalem trial of John Demjanjuk in 1987
and early 1988 (reminiscent of the Stalinist show trials during
the 1930's) was intensively covered by the news media.
Substantial evidence pointing to John Demjanjuk's innocence was
virtually ignored at that time and since then.

     The news media has been particularly reluctant to report the
concealment and destruction of exculpatory evidence by the Office
of Special Investigations (OSI) of the U.S. Department of
Justice. To my knowledge, neither the CBC nor CTV, either
nationally or locally, reported on the August 11, 1992 hearings
of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. The
three judges, Merritt, Keith and Lively, suggested that what the
OSI lawyer termed as "imprudent" was more accurately described as
"prosecutorial misconduct" and "obstruction of justice". Nor did
the television media inform the Canadian public of the
appointment as of August 17, 1992 of Thomas A. Wiseman as Special
Master of the Court to take testimony from former OSI employees
Allan Ryan, Norman Moscowitz, George Parker and John Horrigan and
to further investigate the matter. (I was not able to monitor the
radio media, but do not believe that the issue was covered by the
CBC nationally nor by other radio stations locally.)

     On the other hand, on the 10:00 p.m. August 12, 1992, CBC
Television Newscast there was an extensive item on Sol Littman
complaining that Canada's War Crimes Unit is not being zealous
enough in pursuing alleged "Nazi" war criminals. In 1984, Mr.
Littman was one of the people orchestrating a disinformation
campaign such as to induce the federal government to establish
the Deschenes Commission. And it was the very people in the OSI
accused of criminal misconduct who influenced and provided
disinformation on war crimes issues to the Deschenes Commission.

     In my opinion, in the above interview the CBC completely
failed to provide a "balanced opportunity for the expression of
differing viewpoints on an issue of public concern". Rather than
badgering Ms. Kim Campbell, the CBC should have interviewed
lawyers for Messrs. Finta, Pawloski, Reistetter, etc., who had
been falsely accused of war crimes. It was just this type of
political pressure to "produce results" which led to the
subversion of justice by the OSI in the United States. By
providing a forum for unscrupulous people such as Mr. Littman and
failing to provide balanced coverage, the CBC is abrogating its
responsibilities to the Canadian people.

     Please investigate this matter on my behalf and instruct the
CBC and CTV (as well as all other television and radio stations)
to provide balanced coverage on this issue.

     Thank you for your consideration.

Yours truly

William Zuzak
Charitable Committee in Aid of John Demjanjuk's Family
Will Zuzak; CRTC.001 = 1992-08-20 letter to CRTC; 1993-10-13