Mr. Kuttner: Is Hillary Hitler or Stalin?

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In the Boston Globe this weekend, liberal commentator Robert Kuttner chastised Hillary Clinton  for her upcoming fundraiser to be hosted by Rupert Murdoch, the "right—wing publishing mogul" who owns Fox Television, the New York Post, and the Weekly Standard.

Kuttner's editorial once again demonstrates the irrationality and mean—spiritedness that pervades today's Left.  First, he smears Fox Television for being "relentlessly dishonest," without offering any evidence to support his claim.  Not that Kuttner's blatantly ideological criticism could ever be proved.  It is simply an article of faith.

Then he makes his own "relentlessly dishonest" claim that "a left—wing Murdoch doesn't exist."  If by this he means there are no "left—wing" media moguls who pursue an aggressively liberal agenda, then he is delusional.  Indeed, the liberal agenda of the mainstream media (including the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, ABC, NBC, CBS, AP, Newsweek, Time, Atlantic Monthly, New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Esquire, Cosmo, ESPN, etc. etc. etc.) is much more pronounced than the supposedly conservative agenda of Fox News.

The fact that Kuttner feels so threatened by a handful of right—leaning (not necessarily right—wing) media outlets is a symptom of the megalomania of contemporary liberalism, which believes it has a monopoly on truth and virtue —— and is perpetually outraged that the American people do not simply hand over control of our country to the "superior" folks on the Left.

But what really caught my eye in Kuttner's column was his comparing Rupert Murdoch's hosting a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton to the Hitler—Stalin nonaggression pact before World War Two.  So which one is Hillary supposed to be, the genocidal racist bent on world domination or the totalitarian communist who slaughtered millions of his own countrymen?  And does Kuttner really believe that being a "right—wing publishing mogul" is the equivalent of Hitler or Stalin?

What is it with liberals that anything they do not like calls forth comparisons to Adolph Hitler and the very worst acts of human cruelty and depravity?  Do they think they are being clever, or making their arguments more persuasive?  Hardly.  Such comparisons only highlight (a) their lack of historical knowledge and understanding, and (b) their lack of human compassion —— the very quality they claim to possess in such abundance.

Frankly, anyone who compares the Hillary—Murdoch "alliance" to the Hitler—Stalin nonaggression pact is an idiot —— as well as a cold, amoral ideologue who belittles the misery and suffering inflicted by Hitler, Stalin, and their ilk (Mao, Castro, et al.) on hundreds of millions of human beings.  In other words, today's Left.

Steven M. Warshawsky    5 15 06

In the Boston Globe this weekend, liberal commentator Robert Kuttner chastised Hillary Clinton  for her upcoming fundraiser to be hosted by Rupert Murdoch, the "right—wing publishing mogul" who owns Fox Television, the New York Post, and the Weekly Standard.

Kuttner's editorial once again demonstrates the irrationality and mean—spiritedness that pervades today's Left.  First, he smears Fox Television for being "relentlessly dishonest," without offering any evidence to support his claim.  Not that Kuttner's blatantly ideological criticism could ever be proved.  It is simply an article of faith.

Then he makes his own "relentlessly dishonest" claim that "a left—wing Murdoch doesn't exist."  If by this he means there are no "left—wing" media moguls who pursue an aggressively liberal agenda, then he is delusional.  Indeed, the liberal agenda of the mainstream media (including the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, ABC, NBC, CBS, AP, Newsweek, Time, Atlantic Monthly, New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Esquire, Cosmo, ESPN, etc. etc. etc.) is much more pronounced than the supposedly conservative agenda of Fox News.

The fact that Kuttner feels so threatened by a handful of right—leaning (not necessarily right—wing) media outlets is a symptom of the megalomania of contemporary liberalism, which believes it has a monopoly on truth and virtue —— and is perpetually outraged that the American people do not simply hand over control of our country to the "superior" folks on the Left.

But what really caught my eye in Kuttner's column was his comparing Rupert Murdoch's hosting a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton to the Hitler—Stalin nonaggression pact before World War Two.  So which one is Hillary supposed to be, the genocidal racist bent on world domination or the totalitarian communist who slaughtered millions of his own countrymen?  And does Kuttner really believe that being a "right—wing publishing mogul" is the equivalent of Hitler or Stalin?

What is it with liberals that anything they do not like calls forth comparisons to Adolph Hitler and the very worst acts of human cruelty and depravity?  Do they think they are being clever, or making their arguments more persuasive?  Hardly.  Such comparisons only highlight (a) their lack of historical knowledge and understanding, and (b) their lack of human compassion —— the very quality they claim to possess in such abundance.

Frankly, anyone who compares the Hillary—Murdoch "alliance" to the Hitler—Stalin nonaggression pact is an idiot —— as well as a cold, amoral ideologue who belittles the misery and suffering inflicted by Hitler, Stalin, and their ilk (Mao, Castro, et al.) on hundreds of millions of human beings.  In other words, today's Left.

Steven M. Warshawsky    5 15 06