The Hitler Zone

This excerpt from Eric Wemple in the Washington Post:…..

To illustrate her point on Trump’s media strategy, Haberman pointed to the unfolding of the Trump claim that he’d watched “thousands and thousands” of Muslims in New Jersey cheering the destruction of 9/11. “We will cover something, others will cover something and he will go to an amen corner which will say he didn’t do anything wrong at all,” said Haberman in the podcast. Indeed, a number of mainstream media outlets have savaged the candidate’s contentions about the alleged mass celebrations, including the Washington Post’s fact-checking operation, which called the claim “outrageous.

Breitbart News, meanwhile, has written a post titled, “9 Pieces of Documentation that Vindicate Trump’s Claim of 9/11 Muslim Celebrations.

“He’s able to create his own reality in a way that, I think, was less possible in 2011,” said Haberman.

….illustrates MY point about facts vs world view: in the world view of Trump supporters, it becomes a fact that Muslim-Americans celebrated the 9/11 attack b/c Trump has validated their desire to make Muslims scape-goats, so anything negative you say about them becomes true simply by saying it and anyone gainsaying it becomes the enemy who doesn’t care about America. And yes, Hitler did this, as do all demagogues. A large or should I say huge portion of the electorate is turning our country over to a demagogue and is happy doing it.

Breitbart is only one lying outlet for propaganda but a major one. Since Andrew Breitbart died, I believe his son has taken over. People who believe that this outlet simply has a different perspective or world view must wonder why the commandment Thou shalt not bear false witness was even inserted among the ten. Have we entered the Hitler zone where such a thing as a lie no longer exists?

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