Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Cable News Follies: "You Never Make Comparisons To Hitler"

I should never turn that crapfest on...
   CNN tonight, Don Lemon's[1] usual line up of liberals + that one crazy Trump guy + special guest star Alan Dershowitz. The liberals were flat-out out of their minds. They seemed to be genuinely solemn--though I suppose it could have been partially a put-on. The idea was that Sean Spicer had said something so unimaginably horrific that they were nearly speechless.
I am not making this up.
I am not exaggerating.
   Dershowitz completely ate their lunch for them, incidentally. That was fun to watch. Dude is basically smarter than the rest of them put together, and he just flat-out slapped the shit out of them.
   Not Nia-Malika Henderson, though. I like her, even though I think she's wrong a fair bit. I turned it off so that I didn't start throwing things at the tv...but she was pretty much staying out of it and seemed to be trying hard not to roll her eyes.
   But anyway the most strikingly insane part of the whole thing was that all of the liberals had suddenly adopted some bizarre principle, and spoke as if it were some kind of eternal truth:
You never make comparisons to Hitler
   SINCE WHEN?????
   SINCE F*CKING WHEN????
   SINCE NEVER IS WHEN
   People make comparisons to Hitler ALL THE GODDAMN TIME.
   Without analogies to Hitler THERE IS BASICALLY NO INTERNET.
   Except for the porn.
   You don't get to just proclaim that something is a standing rule because it gives you an excuse to dogpile somebody on the other side.
   If Obama had said the exact same thing, these exact same people would be saying exactly the same things that I'm saying.
   Is the left just flat-out losing its mind?
   I'm not even talking the PC left here...I'm just talking the ordinary left.
   THERE IS NO SUCH RULE.
   THERE IS NO NO HITLER ANALOGIES RULE.
   IT DOES NOT EXIST.
   And it better bloody well not exist, since a lot of people on the left have been comparing Trump to Hitler off-and-on for over a year now...
   AS GOD IS MY WITNESS PEOPLE ARE GETTING ON MY LAST GODDAMN NERVE.
   I'm gonna go have some rheumatiz' medicine and go to bed AND WHEN I WAKE UP YOU BETTER HAVE GOT YOUR SHIT TOGETHER LIBERALS.



[1] And I don't care what you say about Don Lemon, I like the guy. He's earnest.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know somewhere some youtuber is furiously mashing up CNN Hitler references right now. Most self-aware adults understand this sort of trap, but CNN's journalists are not among them.

12:01 AM  
Blogger Pete Mack said...

Sure you can make Hitler comparisons, but do it where it makes sense(1). Especially when it comes to some tightly circumscribed claim that "even Hitler didn't do X." The universe of potential bad things that Hitler didn't do is essentially infinite. The reason not to make comparisons to Hitler is because such comparisons are almost always fatuous.

(1) Such cases are pretty rare. Uganda comes to mind.

12:50 AM  
Anonymous Computer Phil said...

Hey WS, you should look up Godwin's Law, which predates the WWW. I imagine that some twisted variant of Godwin is the cause of your angst.

Back in the good old NetNews days, there might be a spirited discussion of, lets say computer sound cards or something, occasionally a participant would get so frustrated that he would mention Hitler or Nazis, then someone else would ci Godwin, and that thread of discussion was basically over.

Of course given an apples-to-apples comparison, where one of apples is legitimately Hitler, then Godwin simply does not apply.

Oh, and speaking of porn, check out rule 34. :-)

1:47 AM  

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