It appears leftists have made it a habit of comparing anyone who disagrees with their views to Hitler/Nazis.
Of course climate science skeptics know this very well, as they are routinely referred to as “climate deniers”, which by reverse logic wrongly puts denying the Holocaust on the same level as doubting global warming science.
Last Friday I wrote here how German flagship ZDF national TV compared President Trump to Hitler.
This is no small matter, as the ZDF in Germany is comparable to the BBC in England.
Germany’s ZDF public television may be regretting its comparison of Trump to Hitler. German Jews call on US authorities to investigate for possible “criminal proceedings”. Image: ZDF Frontal 21.
Now, just days later, it appears there could be potentially serious consequences for that tasteless, hatred-inciting brand of journalism.
The Germany-based online Jüdische Rundschauua has published an open letter by its publisher, Dr. Rafael Korenzecher, addressed to the head of the ZDF, Kurt Beck.
I’ve taken the liberty to make a general translation:
Dear Herr Beck
We take the liberty to bring your attention to the ZDF show ‘Frontal 21’, broadcast on 24 January, 2017, and one of its segments on newly elected US President Donald J. Trump, which in our view was completely defamatory.
Using suggestive, selected film footage and accompanying audio, the President of our most important ally and the leading western democracy was in spirit and in fact put in the same proximity as Adolf Hitler.
This is not only untruthful and completely defamatory, it also trivializes the historical assessment of an unprecedented crime committed by German war criminals and those responsible for the murder of 6 million European Jews.
We bring this case up because we assume that the broadcasting of this deliberate false content got by you, and so you did not exercise the input of your political and ethical responsibility for the broadcast content of this institution of public television.
With all regards for how essential freedom of the press is for democracy, we are convinced that the irresponsible dissemination of false historical references and defamatory content cannot and must not be a part of programs that are transmitted by public broadcaster ZDF. We therefore hereby request your corresponding and appropriate action to correct this scandalous situation and to be sure that this type of incident is effectively prevented from occurring again in the future.
For the sake of good order, we further point out that we have notified the appropriate US authorities for the possibility of legal proceedings concerning the appalling poor behavior of the “Frontal 21“ editorial board and to check for the possibility of launching a criminal proceeding against the responsible persons.
Yours trulyDr. Rafael Korenzecher
Publisher “Jüdische Rundschau” and “Evrejskaja Panorama”