Thursday, July 14, 2016

Rachel Madcow And Her “Hitler” Fetish

One site has decided to take pot shots at a writer for The Hill who opined about MSNBC’s Rachel Madcow and in so doing failed to pillory another writer at Politico who reported on the same topic. 

At the heart of the matter is the revelation Rachel Madcow is “studying Adolph Hitler’s rise to power as a way to help her contextualize Donald Trump’s presidency.”

"Over the past year, I've been reading a lot about what it was like when Hitler first became chancellor," she said in a Rolling Stone magazine interview published this week.

"I am gravitating toward moments in history for subliminal reference in terms of cultures that have unexpectedly veered into dark places, because I think that's possibly where we are," she added.

Madcow’s “Lean Forward” network had been scraping the bottom of the ratings barrel for years while she was MSNBC’s lone beacon of hope. Her show now garners the largest 25-54 audience of any of the programs on MSNBC, CNN and Fox News.  She came within 500,000 total viewers of beating Fox News in her 9 PM time slot.

Madcow wants to “contextualize” Trump’s presidency?  How arrogant must this woman lesbian be to draw a parallel to 1933 and the presumptive GOP nominee?

Why must the Left always characterize anyone whose politics differ from theirs as being Nazis or compare them to Hitler?

There can be no comparison. The attempt to annihilate an entire people is beyond such facile analogies and any attempt to do so sadly trivializes the act of genocide.

Godwin's Law is right:  the debate stops once Nazi parallels are invoked.

Attempting to raise one's profile, as Madcow most assuredly is doing, by invoking the name of Adolf Hitler may work in the short term, but in the long run, it will be seen for what it really is:  a dismal attempt at self-promotion.

Trivializing Hitler and the Nazi regime is not only supremely dangerous and foolish, it is also insensitive and a slap in the face to all who suffered under that regime.  Falling back on Hitler and the Nazis only tells me Madcow lacks imagination and sensitivity.  Just ask Jeff Dunetz

Last March Conan had Sarah Silverman appear on his TV show donning a Hitler costume to explain “his” distaste at being compared to Trump.  The skit was demonstrably unfunny proving how sick our betters on the Left really are.

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