Wednesday, March 15

Lying Media--WaPo, NYT etc--repeatedly compared Trump to Hitler. 'Calling for Revolution? Us?'

When leading U.S. papers repeatedly compare Trump to Hitler, don't be shocked if one of their dim followers decides to believe them, and take action.

During last year's campaign the WaPo and NYT constantly screamed that Trump was a racist, an anti-Semite, xenophobic and Islamophobic.  For example, here is the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank on December 1, 2015, under the headline:
Donald Trump is a bigot and a racist
Said the Post columnist: 
Trump...has gone after African Americans, immigrants, Latinos, Asians, women, Muslims and now the disabled.
Milbank cited as evidence the fact that 25 years ago, after a group of black and latino teens were implicated in the rape of a jogger in Central Park, Trump purchased ads in NY papers calling for the death penalty for “criminals of every age.”

Note how deftly Milbank twists the facts.  Trump did call for the death penalty "for‘criminals of every age’…”  but Milbank transformed the non-racial “criminals of every age” into the racially charged “five black and Latino teens.” It's a classic example of how American journalists--all big supporters of the American Left and the Democratic Party—fan the flames of race hatred.

How about Trump as anti-Semite?  Many articles in the Post have compared Trump to the world's leading anti-Semite, Adolf Hitler.  For example, consider this column in the Post by Danielle Allen of Harvard:
I have [always been] perplexed about how Hitler could have come to power in Germany. Watching Donald Trump’s rise, I now understand.  Leave aside whether a direct comparison of Trump to Hitler is accurate.  That is not my point.  [Instead it's] about how a demagogic opportunist can exploit a divided country.
After directly comparing Trump to Hitler, then asking that readers “Leave aside whether a direct comparison of Trump to Hitler is accurate,” Ms. Allen goes on to imply that the comparison of Trump to a dictator who murdered millions of Jews and others is exactly accurate.

The Post often compared Trump to HitlerHere’s another WaPo headline, this one heading a Post column by one Eric Rauchway, a University of California at Davis history professor. The headline:
Donald Trump’s new favorite slogan was invented for Nazi sympathizers
This Post's columnist was horrified that Trump had the audacity to say “When I am president, it will always be America first.”
He wasn’t quite promising “America über alles,” but it comes close. “America First” was the motto of Nazi-friendly Americans in the 1930s, and Trump has more than just a catchphrase in common with them.
The irony is that the idea of “putting America First” was put forth long before the Nazis existed — by former President Theodore Roosevelt in 1910. TR traveled to Osawatomie, Kansas to give the speech that used this phrase, and 100 years later President Obama visited the same town to applaud TR and favorably cite what is known to history as TR’s “New Nationalism” speech.  But when Trump uses the same phrase, suddenly it's Hitler talking.

Then there was the Post publication of a piece by Hitler biographer Peter Ross Range. Title?
The theory of political leadership that Donald Trump shares with Adolf Hitler
After the standard “well, Trump isn’t Hitler” boilerplate, the author goes on to make the comparison anyway:
But to any serious student of Hitler’s frightening and unforeseen rise to power in Germany, the recurring echoes in Trump’s speeches, interviews and his underlying thinking have become too blatant to overlook.
'But we're not comparing Trump to Hitler.  Really.'

Just two months before the election, in September of 2016, the Post ran this by Shalom Auslander, an author and television writer. Headline:
Don’t compare Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler. It belittles Hitler.
The author claimed comparing Trump to Hitler was unfair — to Hitler.

Longtime Post columnist Richard Cohen chimed in with a column headlined:
Trump’s Hitlerian disregard for the truth
Cohen says the comparison to Hitler "has the distractive quality of pornography and so I cite it only with reluctance.”  Ah, that's good, Richard.  Wouldn't want you to distract your readers or anything.

Virtually every liberal media outlet has called Trump a racist, anti-Semite, xenophobe, homophobe or Islamophobe.  It's barely possible that the editors and "journalists" [!] don't understand that by demonizing Trump they're setting the stage for violence by anti-Trump thugs.  But far more likely is that they believe any means are justified to achieve the end of removing him from office.

H/T Jeffrey Lord in The American Spectator.

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