Monday, October 31, 2016
Hitler, Hillary, and the Media
Posted on October 30, 2016
Figuring out who the latest Hitler is can sometimes be a challenge. Some people think it’s Hillary Clinton. Hillary, for her own part, believes its Vladimir Putin; and the media are stridently trying to convince us that the new Hitler is Donald Trump. But the media don’t have many fans today–either on the right, where they are referred to disparagingly as “the liberal media,” or the left, for which the words “mainstream media” have become a supreme insult comparable to calling someone an ignoramus and the offspring of a lipstick-wearing sow–and the more they trash Trump, the more admirers the media win for him.
Of course, the Nazis lost the war, and history is always written by the victors, which means some of the Hitler analogies we’re hearing today may be a little off the mark. Maybe even a lot off the mark. But here, to try and make proper sense of it all, are two Swedish radio hosts.