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Monday, October 8, 2012
WND Still Smearing Public School Supporters As Nazis
Topic: WorldNetDaily

Back in 2007, we wrote about how WorldNetDaily's Bob Unruh likes to smear supporters of public education as Nazis. He's still at it.

In an Oct. 4 WND article on a German homeschooling family who were allegedly ordered to "turn over custody of their four children to the state because their homeschooling practices fail to meet the government’s demand for 'integration'" -- we have no idea of the veracity of this article because Unruh talks only to homeschooling activists and makes no effort whatsoever to contact German officials for their side of the story -- Unruh revives his Godwin-baiting, portraying German officials as Nazis:

Germany has a long history of persecuting homeschoolers, dating back to the era of Adolf Hitler, who claimed children for the state.

In 1937, Hitler said: “The youth of today is ever the people of tomorrow. For this reason we have set before ourselves the task of inoculating our youth with the spirit of this community of the people at a very early age, at an age when human beings are still unperverted and therefore unspoiled. This Reich stands, and it is building itself up for the future, upon its youth. And this new Reich will give its youth to no one, but will itself take youth and give to youth its own education and its own upbringing.”

What does this have to do with anything? Nothing. It's just disgusting sleaze that Unruh and WND thinks passes for journalism.

WND has a long history of smearing people as Nazis, mostly President Obama.

Also, the headline of the story -- "State takes custody of children over socialization" -- is deliberately generically written to falsely suggest that the events in the article were happening in the United States. That's another bit of WND dishonesty.

Posted by Terry K. at 12:42 AM EDT

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