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Tuesday, April 21, 2009
WND Suddenly Offended That Politician Is Likened to Hitler
Topic: WorldNetDaily

An April 20 WorldNetDaily article by Chelsea Schilling begins:

While CNN reporter Susan Roesgen became obviously upset when a Tax Day tea partier compared President Obama to Hitler, she showed no such concern when a protester did the same to President Bush in 2006. 

Let's do a little fixing of the Internet, shall we?

While WorldNetDaily reporter Chelsea Schilling became obviously upset when a CNN reporter referenced a mask of President Bush with a Hitler haircut and mustache three years ago, she showed no such concern when her employer published numerous columns likening President Obama to Hitler and the Nazis.

Schilling's not the only WND reporter engaging in gross hypocrisy here. An April 20 article by Aaron Klein complains that Rosa Brooks, a former newspaper columnist who is now an adviser to anundersecretary of defense, once "claimed the Bush administration's Office of Legal Counsel arguments for prosecuting the war on terrorism were similar to tactics used by Hitler." Like Schilling, at no point does Klein acknowledge, let alone object to, the numerous smears of Obama-as-Nazi his employer has published.

The headline for Klein's article misleadingly asserts, "Pentagon official blames U.S. for al-Qaida attacks." Brooks claimed no such thing, and Klein doesn't make that specific claim; he writes that Brooks' statement that "Today, the chickens are coming home to roost" is evidence that Brooks "inferred attacks against the U.S. were a result of torture policies." Klein, by the way, makes no effort to disprove Brooks' claim.

Posted by Terry K. at 1:17 PM EDT
Updated: Tuesday, April 21, 2009 4:01 PM EDT

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