1/18/10 12:31 PM

HuffPo Compares Blago to Jews During the Holocaust!

The Huffington Post is outraged:

Glenn Beck Compares Fox News To Jews During Holocaust
What was Beck's loathsome comment? A variant of a familiar verse:
When they're done with Fox, and you decide to speak out on something. The old, "first they came for the Jews, and I wasn't Jewish..."
To HuffPo this represented Beck making:
...an over-the-top analogy between, of all things, Fox News and Jewish persecution during the Holocaust.... Casual comparisons to the Holocaust are probably never a good idea...
Leaving aside the distinction between a comparison and an analogy, which seems to have eluded the writer--not to mention the truly "over the top" interpretation suddenly being applied to an oft-used quotation--we wonder just how sincere HuffPo's disapproval of Beck's scandalous statement really is. Because we've seen that same quote used by HuffPo scribes, and more than once--which must mean that they too were making "comparisons" to Jews during the Holocaust. Right? HuffPo's Coleen Rowley writes about trespassers who disrupted a Republican convention, and approvingly quotes the defense attorney using--what else?--"First they came for..." She must have been comparing the trespassers to Jews during the Holocaust. And there's more:
  • Huffington Post compares a Bush pardon to Jews during the Holocaust
  • Compares ACORN to Jews during the Holocaust.
  • And our favorite, The Huffington Post compares Rod Blagojevich to the Jews during the Holocaust!
Casual comparisons to the Holocaust? Not a good idea, unless it's the Huffington Post making them. But hey, they're not alone. The Daily Kos chimed in as well:
Beck compares Fox News to Jews during Holocaust
Wow, the headline is almost word-for-word identical to HuffPo's. Now there's a coincidence. And yet, we find that they too seem to have been in the Holocaust comparison business for some time, based on this same famous quote:We could go on and on. Talking Points Memo headlines:
Glenn Beck's Hate Speech: Likens Criticism of Fox News To Murder Of 6,000,000 Jews
Of course that would mean that TPM is equally guilty of hate speech:Oh look, Keith Olbermann compares Newt Gingrich to Hitler. And do you remember when candidate Hillary Clinton compared factory workers to Jews during the Holocaust?

All of this, by the way, got started when Media Matters posted Glenn Beck's reference to Martin Niemoller's famous quote. Their headline:
Beck compares Fox News to Jews during Holocaust
But if the Media Matters folk think invoking the "first they came for" lines is really as odious as they pretend, one must wonder why they permit such references time and time again on their own site, from people comparing the next Supreme Court appointment, street protesters, and photographers to Jews during the Holocaust.

Could such shallow hypocrisy be any more transparent? How stupid do these people think we are?

A bonus FHWiR!
Great job pointing out the fox haters hypocrisy.
October 14, 2009, 2:14:53 AM EDT – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
Thanks. I stayed up late to do it because it's extremely timely and should be addressed ASAP.
October 14, 2009, 2:19:35 AM EDT – Like – Reply

A very good job JA very good job J$ As a Jew, these analogies are thrown about way too much. However, I knew to avoid a knee jerk reaction until I saw/heard Beck's complete comments. Now, maybe you could send this post to Charles Johnson, of LGF fame, since he seems unwilling to look at the comments in context.nbsp;
As a Jew, these analogies are thrown about way too much. However, I knew to avoid a knee jerk reaction until I saw/heard Beck's complete comments.
Now, maybe you could send this post to Charles Johnson, of LGF fame, since he seems unwilling to look at the comments in context.
October 14, 2009, 8:29:48 AM EDT – Like – Reply

9th +49th
Yes, and extremely important. Can't have anyone criticizing Beck.
Tell me, if this site is supposed to be about the truth about Fox News why aren't there any articles critical of it? You know Obama's people are right when they say that it's a mouthpiece for the GOP. You'd have to be blind, deaf and stupid not to see how OTT Glenn Beck is. So where is the critique?
October 14, 2009, 9:47:10 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Oh dear, ad hominem attacks without any sources or examples of FNC being, "a mouthpiece for the GOP."  
When you mention FNC, do you mean Major Garrett, Glenn Beck, Bill O'Reilly, Greta Van Susteren, Sean Hannity, Shepard Smith, Bret Baier, Chris Wallace, and/or any of the many other professional men and women doing their best to deliver an informative and helpful product?
Does your evidence include what The White House lied about concerning FNC's coverage of the John Ensign scandal that J$ easily showed was a lie?
If it is editorial choices, do you know how such "favorable" news outlets like NBC NEWS, The New York Times, The Washington Post, ABC NEWS or any other organization holds up in comparison to FNC in regards to "positive" v. "negative" coverage of Obama?
Lastly, why should an independent new organization not be "at odds" with the sole executive governmental power in our nation?....Is that not a good check on said power?
October 14, 2009, 10:26:50 AM EDT – Like – Reply

Great work!
I don't think your question, "How stupid do these people think we are?" is the right question. I believe a better question is, "How stupid do these people think their core readers are?"
9th +49th,
Is there anything on this site about Fox News or about the critics of FNC that isn't truthful?
The argument that Fox News is "a mouthpiece for the GOP," is ludicrous on its face. I'm pretty sure that some of those in the Obama Administration who promote that argument, know it is false.
Interesting that the charge says "Republican Party" instead of conservative.
October 14, 2009, 10:47:38 AM EDT – Like – Reply

johnny dollar good call on exposing these fox haters hypocrisy
I post by this name at JWF

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October 14, 2009, 3:01:55 PM EDT – Like – Reply

J$, I can't believe you forgot this one!
This guy doesn't just make reference to the poem, he rewrites it with the Democrats as the victim!
October 14, 2009, 3:23:39 PM EDT – Like – Reply

"Could such shallow hypocrisy be any more transparent? How stupid do these people think we are? "
They believe they have to think for us. That is how stupid they think we are. Keep up the good work.
October 14, 2009, 3:41:30 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Good Lt.
>Yes, and extremely important. Can't have anyone criticizing Beck.
Jane, you ignorant slut.
The point is that your ilk didn't get OUTRAGEOUSLY OUTRAGED!Q@!@! when it was you making the over-the-top comparisons to Jews and the Holocaust for your pet causes. You trumpeted them with all of the moral idiocy we've come to expect from the soon-to-be-history-in-2010 Obamacrat buffoons.  
When you're reminded of the crap that's been spewing forth from liberal blogs every day that was in form and in analogy IDENTICAL TO WHAT BECK SAID, you don't even acknowledge. it and pretend instead that we have a problem simply with people criticizing Beck per se.
You whistle past the graveyard of your clan's own blatant, naked, hyperpartisan HYPOCRISY and attack an argument we weren't making.
You're a hypocrite, as are HUFFPO, KOS, TPM and the other leftwing sewers where you live online. This post lays it out. Deal with it.
Get thee gone, troll.
October 14, 2009, 3:42:32 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Gagdad Bob
The Reality Based Community's newest member, Charles Frogster Queeg, is also on the case.
October 14, 2009, 4:02:42 PM EDT – Like – Reply

It's not a question of how stupid they think you are, their target is the audience that doesn't pay attention.
October 14, 2009, 4:04:37 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Abdul Kareema Wheat
Gawd...can they get any worse at damaging their "credibility"? Sorry to even use that phrase folks...they are for all intents and purposes so completely corrupted, vapid and not worth the spit in a gutter.
October 14, 2009, 4:23:54 PM EDT – Like – Reply

"How stupid do these people think we are?"
You're kidding us, right? They think everyone is as stupid as are Democrats.
What's good enough for the Grayson is good enough for the gander.
October 14, 2009, 4:29:57 PM EDT – Like – Reply

georgia Jarhead
Nicely done J$!
October 14, 2009, 4:37:12 PM EDT – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
Thanks all for the kind words.
October 14, 2009, 4:39:43 PM EDT – Like – Reply

"How stupid do these people think we are? "
They know we're not stupid. The point is...they depend on stupid people.
October 14, 2009, 4:45:30 PM EDT – Like – Reply

View from a radical moderate: Yes, it was wrong to associate the Beck comments with the 'Holocaust'. It was quite a jump. Beck, however, makes similar jumps all the time. Just today he once again proved that he is far too thin-skinned to be credible, in my opinion. Beck hammers his critics with everything from funny voice inflections to labeling them as 'Red Menace' communists. Fine. Some of them deserve it.
Last weekend, one of the more tame criticisms of Beck came from Sen Lindsey Graham. Graham simply said of Beck; "He's not the voice of the Republican party. He did a good job with that Acorn thing, but I choose not to listen to him. I don't like to think that as a country, our best day's are behind us."
Because of those comments, Beck has for three days ( on his television show) cursed Graham for saying:"He hates my Guts". What? Graham never said that. In fact, Graham spoke of Beck only because he was asked what he thought of him. It culminated today, just a few minutes ago with Beck adding Grahams picture to his 'Blackboard of Enemies', somewhere between President Obama and Chairman Mao. And I thought Olbermann was ridiculously thin-skinned!  
Beck makes some good points, but his daily invitation to 'stand up and follow me' doesn't appeal to me. I'm with Graham.
October 14, 2009, 6:02:24 PM EDT – Like – Reply

If hypocritical indignation was a starched shirt, you'd be a day with 80% humidity.
October 14, 2009, 6:02:35 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Lemme fix something in my above post.  
Beck stated: " So, Senator Lindsay Graham said he hates my guts.."  
Graham's mild criticism never included that, or anything that harsh.  
*a personal aside, I need to fire my proofreader*
October 14, 2009, 6:32:14 PM EDT – Like – Reply

ObserverDan | Homepage | 10.14.09 - 6:37 pm |
took a look at your homepage, that's funny
October 14, 2009, 7:09:43 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Fox Fan
If research prowess and the skill to piece the information together was a dirty toilet seat, pantless women would hover over you all the time.
October 14, 2009, 8:33:53 PM EDT – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
FF you've been watching too much Red Eye!
October 14, 2009, 8:34:39 PM EDT – Like – Reply

Fox Fan
October 14, 2009, 9:11:43 PM EDT – Like – Reply

*a personal aside, I need to fire my proofreader*
ObserverDan | Homepage | 10.14.09 - 6:37 pm | #  
Are you accepting applications?
October 15, 2009, 12:26:41 AM EDT – Like – Reply