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At least eleven delegations to the United Nations, including France, Canada and the United States, walked out during a speech given by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Wednesday night. Although Ahmadinejad said that his country is ready to shake all hands "that are honestly extended to us," he said of Israel, "It is no longer acceptable that a small minority would dominate the politics, economy and culture of major parts of the world by its complicated networks, and establish a new form of slavery… to attain its racist ambitions." A spokesman for the American mission to the UN called the comments "hateful, offensive and anti-Semitic rhetoric." Hot Air responded with exasperation: "Every year this degenerate does his same Jew-baiting shtick... and every year our moronic media lines up to interview him." The media in question are the Washington Post and Newsweek, the latter of which began their new interview of Ahmadinejad by asking why, if he wants to work with the West, he continues to deny the Holocaust.