Mark Finkelstein has his panties all in a knot because Joe Scarborough didn’t ferociously denounce what Finkelstein claims was an unfair comparison of Bush to Hitler by Naomi Wolf. What Wolf actually said:
What Americans really have to understand is that every time a leader has sought to close down an open society, they have invoked an external or internal threat, like terrorism, and often that threat can be real. I mean, you saw this happening in Italy in the 20s, in Germany in the 30s, in East Germany in the 50s, in Prague in the 60s, in China in the 80s. Again and again leaders that are trying to push through things that make it hard to recover democratic practice terrify the population and often the threat is real. So I really think it’s important for our leaders to get some perspective because right now people are so traumatized by the threat of being cast as soft on terror that they are scared to stand up for the Constitution.
Clearly, she was comparing Bush to Hitler.
Our young newsbusters are so god damned stupid they miss every point being made while searching for something to offend them.
PS- Even though Wolf clearly did not call Bush Hitler, it might behoove Bush that if he does not like Nazi analogies, he perhaps should ease up on the totalitarian behavior and the stab in the back rhetoric. Just a thought. Personally, I am looking forward to hearing Bush try to roll his R’s the next time he claims we are seizing defeat from the jaws of victory. Maybe he will even go old school and blame the Jewish controlled media.
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And yes. The heat does make me exceptionally cranky.