So says the newspaper editor at the end of ‘The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance”
and so says The Daily Mail
If I remember correctly, this was most recently debunked on QI, but had been exposed as a false hood for many years before that.
But if any Daily Mail writers are reading this. Here we go again.
THE HITLER SNUB MYTH
One of many common myths invented and re-cycled by cretinous self-hating journalists is that at the 'Nazi Olympics', the German leader snubbed Jesse Owens by refusing to shake his hand.The reality is far different.
Hitler on the first day of the Berlin Olympics did indeed shake the hands of several successful competitors from Germany and Finland. It was a mistake made in good faith.That evening the German Chancellor received a message from Count Baillet-Latour, President of the International Olympic Committee. It was respectfully pointed out to the German Leader that as protocol required he was merely a guest of honour at the Games, he should congratulate all - or none, in public at least.
Adolf Hitler, in common with all other national leaders chose the latter as being the most sensible course. With 156 gold medals being awarded at various locations and times, it was not physically possible to congratulate every winner. Jesse Owens was not personally congratulated by Adolf Hitler; nor were any of the other successful competitors, white or otherwise .... at the request of the President of the I.O.C.