Holocaust Expert Compares Fox News To Hitler’s Ministry Of Propaganda

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JakeThomas

President Trump and Fox News have formed a feedback loop that one historian says mimics Hitler's propaganda machine.

A free press is a pillar of democracy and a guard against authoritarianism. While Hitler used a new Ministry of People’s Enlightenment and Propaganda headed by Joseph Goebbels to undermine liberal democracy, President Donald Trump seems to be using Fox News.

Historian Christopher R. Browning drew such parallels late last year in a piece for New York Review of Books called "The Suffocation of Democracy."

Fox consistently confirms Trump’s own version of events. Trump then uses Fox News reports in his tweets and other statements to reaffirm his own story.

The reports on Fox News are practically unrecognizable to watchers of CNN or MSNBC. The free media has effectively allowed Trump to lie to any viewer of Fox News with no repercussions.

Regardless of how his presidency ends, Trump’s shadow will loom over American politics for generations.

Comments (18)
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Marduk
Marduk

I can only hope and wish that Hannity and his colleagues in fox and conservatives radio talk show meet their grotesque untimely demise in the hands the like of Hannibal Lecter!

Sean 3134
Sean 3134

Try the employees at Fox as war criminals guilty of treson and crimes against humanity.

Rosebudrmg
Rosebudrmg

All I have to say is the millions of people who didn't vote needs to get out this time and VOTE BLUE

GMac45
GMac45

Cart before horse here. FOX was already dead set on amplifying any message associated with any Conservative leader and portraying everything which came out of any Conservative’s mouth as automatically true. While simultaneously doing the exact opposite regarding any Liberal leader, long before Trump came along. Trump has simply manipulated a dynamic which was already well established. In doing so he maneuvered FOX into a position of being more obvious in their lax approach to fact checking (a journalist primary job).
They’ve subsequently made some effort to offset this by allowing for some semblance of real journalism. Trump’s reaction to that was (if we remember) to Tweet “FOX is no longer working for us” to which a FOX News personality responded, “I don’t work for you, Mr. President”
My point being there’s not quite the kind of central leadership control over even FOX as Hitler had over his propaganda machine. “Not quite” but it’s gotten awfully close.
The worrisome thing isn’t so much Mr. Trump, as he is a symptom of an already existing set of problems. The unnerving part is masses of Americans unable to practice deductive reasoning, and too willing to live inside their own observational bias. This, not Trump, is the foundation the feedback loop referred to here is built on. Once Trump is gone, if that foundation maintains then at best we can only delay the rise of Trump 2.0 - A leader who (unlike Trump 1.0) is an intelligent long term strategic thinker, and (like Trump) a manipulative totalitarian wannabe. That’s the real scary part of all this. Not Trump per say - the environment and the masses of people the Trumpian point of view represents. There’s where our downfall lays.

Kittle
Kittle

To wish harm on others, even in jest, is very uncivil.

JVW
JVW

This says, “A free press is a pillar of democracy and a guard against authoritarianism.” The press is bought and paid for by liberal, leftist, Democrats with an agenda of global control and they have been caught in one lie after another, undercover evil activities and tyranny. What CNN, MSNBC, and other major media networks report are false news. Sometimes Fox gets it right, but I have also heard them report false news. None of them are independent. It says, “A free press is a pillar of democracy and a guard against authoritarianism.” The exact opposite is happening and we are under greater control because of the fear porn being broadcast, staged false flags to manipulate people, and anything to cause division as real news that is scripted by those who benefit from having us all as slaves to their dictates. Do you NOT understand? America was founded as a Republic (rule of law), not a Democracy (rule of the majority). Law safeguards your right to own property, for example. But if the majority wants your house, they will seize it, but first create an unconstitutional law to do so. That is what Hitler did too. A Democracy is a transitional government between a Republic and Socialism/Communism/Dictatorship. If a single news network confirms truth while the majority report the exact opposite (lies), of course they will be “practically unrecognizable to watchers of CNN or MSNBC”. Think for yourselves. Do your own research. The “Free press” as you call them, are the blind leading the blind. They are a tool of the shadow government to control and misinform the public. They want us divided, because they fear if we are conscious, know the truth and organize as one united “we the people”, they will not be able to rule over us. Our government was designed to operate from the people up, not from government down to the people. I am so disappointed in all of you who call good evil and evil good. You deserve to become slaves.

drchristie
drchristie

Liberal, Leftist, Commies, Socialists, Democrat Party, False Flags...Deep State.. Fake News.. Squawk... Squawk.. Polly wanna cracker!!

Memeremalek
Memeremalek

Fox ...
The ONLY TV network where a college dropout can pretend to be a “journalist”
America, the ONLY country where you can register with FCC as entertainment/talk show but call yourself “news”. Fox, the nation’s far right Republican propaganda machine modeled after Hitler’s regime.
Fox - banned in most countries except the U.S.


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