Holocaust Denier, Michael Santomauro, Puts the “Twit” in “Twitter”

Life is sometimes good to Jewdar. Ahhhh, who are we kidding? Life is always great to Jewdar. Just yesterday, we read an article about how an NYC public school parent allegedly accidentally emailed his third grader’s PTA mailing list extolling the virtues of a work of Holocaust Denial literature.

So we read the article, and what do we find but that the parent in question is one Michael Santomauro, who, in addition to running the Holocaust Denial publishing company that published the book (the respectably and deceptively named “Theses and Dissertations Press”), has done this sort of thing before.

See, in addition to being a publishing magnate and parent, Mr. Santomauro also runs a roommate referral service in New York called Roommate Finders, and seven years ago, users of the service also received emails questioning the Holocaust, which leads Jewdar to conclude that the “accidental” email yesterday was really just a case of the viral marketing equivalent of a stalker sending his inamorata creepy, sexually explicit poetry.

But it gets better, because once this story was posted on various websites, of course, people began to comment, including one “Steven Goldberg,” who stepped up to defend Santomauro (or “Santamauro” as “Mr. Goldberg” spells it.) If you read the local CBS website, all you see is Goldberg’s post. But what “Mr. Goldberg” didn’t realize is that when he posted on the Fox site through his twitter account, it didn’t just show his post, but the account from which it was posted–which belongs to [drumroll, please] Michael Santomauro.

We don’t know if there’s an award for awkward viral marketing schemes gone awry, but we know who Jewdar’s nominee would be.

What do you think?

About The Author

jewdar

The Tel Aviv-born, Milwaukee-bred Jewdar has a bachelors' from the University of Wisconsin, a Masters from NYU, and an Honorable Discharge from the US Army, where he spent two years as an infantryman in the 101st Airborne Division. He's the co-author of "The Big Book of Jewish Conspiracies", the Humor Editor of Heeb Magazine, and a watcher of TV. Smarter than most funny people, funnier than most smart people, he lives on the Lower East Side with his wife and two sons.

11 Responses

  1. Michael Santomauro

    You know full well I have been posting the letter on behalf of him on all the Blogs. I first e-mailed the letter to my group list. Not once did I pretend I was NOT posting for the author of a very powerful statement.

    For those parents at the Manhattan New School who are attacking me, virtually all of you have told me that the reason you believe al-Qaeda attacked the United States is because they do not like our freedoms. The terrorizing I have experienced from MNS parents is no different, than the mindset in which you believe is the reason al-Qaeda attacked us on 9/11. –Michael Santomauro   

    What sort of TRUTH is it that crushes the freedom to seek the truth?

    Peace.
    Michael Santomauro
    [email protected]

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  2. jewdar
    jewdar

    Who’s crushing anything? You’re free to call yourself “Steven Goldberg,” or “Thomas Dalton, PhD,” or “Miss Jackson,” (if you’re nasty), just as we are free to make fun of you and your pretensions and deceptions. God bless America.

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  3. Michael Santomauro

    DEAR JEWDAR: God bless you! For allowing me to comment on your Blog. Most Bloggers block me. Again, thank you! BTW your book is a great read. Peace out. –Michael Santomauro

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  4. jewdar
    jewdar

    Sure, Santomauro praises “The Big Book of Jewish Conspiracies” now, but when it comes time to send “accidental” emails to his different mailing lists touting various books, then he’s never heard of us.

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  5. Michael Santomauro

    A Fellow MNS Parent Says in MY Defense:

    Let me see if I understand what reporter Fernanda Santos wrote in today’s Times (E-Mail About Book Questioning the Holocaust Shakes School). It seems that web journalist and book editor, Michael Santomauro, inadvertently sent an E-mail to all the names on the PTA mailing list of his son’s school, P.S. 290, asking them that they read a book that he publishes entitled ”Debating the Holocaust”. Although Mr. Santomauro apologized for his mistake, Ms. Santos tells readers that, ”Still the damage was done ”. What damage are we talking about…how can anyone be damaged by being asked to read a book? Ms. Santos then tells us that the school’s principal was in the process of contacting the ADL in order to ” seek further clarity ”. Clarity about what?

    Ms. Santos goes on to say that the ADL regional director, Ron Meir described Mr. Santomauro using a term borrowed from the porn industry, as ” a hard core Holocaust denier ”. To her credit Ms. Santos does tell us that Mr. Santomauro insists that he does not deny the holocaust but merely wants to encourage debate on the subject. In closing a parent Melinda Batelli-Scopaz is quoted as follows ” this guy is a moron ”. No mention is made of whether or not Ms. Batelli-Scopaz holds any academic credentials in either psychology or history that would give any credence to her assertion’.

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  6. jewdar
    jewdar

    Mr. Santomauro, we already made fun of you for posting this very defense. If we’re going to be gracious enough to let you post, could you at least give us some new material to work with? Maybe you could favor us with a list of the universities whose dissertations have been published by “Theses and Dissertations Press?”

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  7. Michael Santomauro

    Folks, this is not a news story. The Media has long since ceased reporting news. Virtually all the major media outlets today are little more than someone’s propaganda mill. If you read these articles to pass the time of day, fine. If you read them to entertain yourselves, great, but if you’re reading them expecting to become intelligently informed, you’re wasting your time. This article, like the vast majority of articles appearing anywhere in the Media has its errors and statements of bias, all of which are mixed with some truth. Instead of arguing and fighting over this stuff, you oughta be asking yourselves as you read, “What does this writer/agency want me to think about this? What attitude is someone trying to inculcate in me?” If you want to know the truth, don’t listen to/read the popular Media.

    Peace.
    Michael Santomauro 
    @ 917-974-6367 

    What sort of TRUTH is it that crushes the freedom to seek the truth?

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  8. jewdar
    jewdar

    I want the reader to think that Michael Santomauro is a holocaust denying putz.

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  9. stevieb

    “I want the reader to think that Michael Santomauro is a holocaust denying putz.”

    Of course you do, Jewdar. Of course you do. But the question is have you been able to accomplish said feat?

    And the answer IS??

    No…(not even close, I’m afraid)

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  10. BitchSlap

    LMAO Looser… Now to make himself feel like he got balls he is looking for a Hooker on SeekingArrangement.com telling girls how “famous” he is

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