Alice Walker defends praise of widely condemned author

Alice Walker is defending her praise of a British author widely condemned as an anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist

NEW YORK -- Alice Walker is defending her praise of a British author widely condemned as an anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist.

Many criticized Walker after she cited Icke's "And the Truth Shall Set You Free" as a favorite book during a recent New York Times interview.

Ickes has promoted the fraudulent, anti-Semitic "The Protocols of Zion" and has blamed "a small Jewish clique" for helping start World War I and World War II. He has also said the world has been infiltrated by alien reptiles.