Gail Thomson, VisionTV's director of marketing and communication, said the channel screened Mr. Oktar's documentary prior to it being aired and found nothing offensive in its content.
A memo prepared by the individual who viewed the film describes it as a "Koranic interpretation of creation."
Ms. Thomson said the channel also did some research into Mr. Oktar's background, but that investigation did not uncover his views on the Holocaust.
"Had we known about his views, there would have been a different situation and a different decision made," Ms. Thomson said.
Better get moving on setting up that task force, guys.
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Saturday Update: Vision TV suspends controversial program.