It has become almost second nature to refer to anyone you don’t like in politics as “Hitler”.
This is an incredibly disturbing trend that has been thoroughly lambasted by the Jewish Anti-Defamation League, and is incredibly insensitive to those whose ancestry was effected by the events of The Holocaust.
Still, it seems to happen just about every day, from 30 Rock all the way up to CNN.
The latest from the news organization even garnered a request for an apology from Israel herself.
Israel’s Foreign Ministry as well as its Diaspora Affairs Ministry requested the network denounce Amanpour’s remarks.
Diaspora Affairs Minister Omer Yankelevich sent a letter to CNN president Jeffrey Zucker on Sunday calling on Amanpour to issue an “immediate and public apology” for the “unacceptable comparison” she made Thursday.
“We find hereby the false equivalence made between the actions of a sitting US president and the atrocities of the Kristallnacht pogroms which were carried out by the Nazis eighty-two years ago belittling of the immense tragedy of the Holocaust,” Yankelevich wrote.
What exactly did Amanpour say?
Amanpour, who is CNN’s chief international anchor, said that Kristallnacht was an “attack on fact” not unlike the one that Trump was instigating, as Breitbart News reported.
Apparent President-elect Joe Biden, she continued, would restore a “return…to the truth.” She said:
This week 82 years ago, Kristallnacht happened. It was the Nazis’ warning shot across the bow of our human civilization that led to genocide against a whole identity, and in that tower of burning books, it led to an attack on fact, knowledge, history and truth. After four years of a modern-day assault on those same values by Donald Trump, the Biden-Harris team pledges a return to norms, including the truth.
As of this writing, CNN had yet to issue an apology.
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