Title: Hitler-whitewashing HuffPost smears Betsy DeVos with false Hitler endorsement
- A speaker affiliated with a group that is funded by Betsy DeVos pointed out that dictators insist on having absolute control over education
- To smear DeVos, HuffPost falsely claimed that the speaker (and implicitly, DeVos) admired Hitler, because he was “good at reaching children” – when no one said that but HuffPost
- HuffPost has been whitewashing and humanizing Hitler for many years – including claiming that he was less evil than President Bush, because at least Hitler thought he was doing good things
On January 25, HuffPost ran this “news” story near the top of its front page:
As a reminder, Betsy DeVos is the nominee for Secretary of Education. She is an accomplished educational reformer and major donor to efforts that support instructional excellence, and to teach children about the virtues of freedom.
So did anyone whom DeVos supports actually praise Hitler for having been “good at reaching children”? Of course not. Here is the key excerpt from this “news” article:
“Speaker At Group Supported By Betsy DeVos Says Hitler Was Good At Reaching Children,” by Rebecca Klein, Education Editor, The Huffington Post, January 25, 2017. Excerpt:
“A conservative Christian group with ties to Donald Trump [Secretary of Education nominee] Betsy DeVos once released a promotional video that proudly featured a speaker describing how Adolf Hitler and others indoctrinated children. […] “Joseph Stalin, Adolf Hitler, Vladimir Lenin: They knew one thing, that to change a culture, to change a country, they had to reach the children,” he says.”
Is anything in that quote untrue? Of course not. It is backed up by mountains of historical evidence, and their own words, regarding the vital importance they placed on establishing absolute control over schools, as a means of controlling society, and to mold children to serve their aims — all of which were socialist in nature. And together, they murdered an estimated 94 million people in the 20th century. Here are just a few of these monsters’ quotes:
“Each activity and each need of the individual will thereby be regulated by the party as the representative of the general good. There will be no license, no free space, in which the individual belongs to himself. This is Socialism — not such trifles as the private possession of the means of production. Of what importance is that if I range men firmly within a discipline they cannot escape?“
– Adolf Hitler (11 million murdered)
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”
– Joseph Goebbels, Hitler’s Minister of Propaganda
“Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik [socialist] forever.”
– Vladmir Lenin (3-10 million murdered)
“Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.”
– Joseph Stalin (6 million murdered)
“Ideological education is the key link to be grasped in uniting the whole Party for great political struggles. Unless this is done, the Party cannot accomplish any of its political tasks.”
– Mao Tse Tung (60 million murdered)
See the sources of these and similar quotes at this page, and authoritative links to their murder counts, at:
Quotes: World’s worst mass-murderers on the vital importance of controlling a nation’s educational system
Why would HuffPost allow this lie to be perpetrated on its front page?
So why would HuffPost’s “journalist” allege that because a speaker from a group that DeVos supports, who pointed out these irrefutable facts, he (and by default, she) was praising Hitler for being “good at reaching children”? And why would her editors clear it for positioning, near the top of its front page?
It was a lie — a provable lie. Yet this is what passes for “journalism” at HuffPost. In contrast to the emphatic public statements by its senior executives’, such as:
“The Huffington Post has in place rigorous editorial policies and standards… to ensure that we maintain the highest level of journalistic integrity.”
John Montorio, Executive Features Editor
Katie Nelson, National Editor
Danny Shea, Executive Producer, Special Projects
Whitney Snyder, Executive News Editor
See the source of this and many similar quotes here.
In reality, as HuffPost and its “journalist” knows (or should know), the children whom it alleges Hitler, Stalin and Lenin were “good at reaching” had no choice in the matter. They were viewed as property of the state, to be molded as these dictators and their regimes determined would advance the interests of the state. Dissent was savagely stamped out. And in Hitler’s case, what started off as socialist-statist, anti-Semitic indoctrination, ended up in mass militarization of Germany’s children — all through schools that existed only under his iron-fisted control:
Listen to the testimonies of the children who were indoctrinated by Hitler here.
Put in modern terms, using the exact same “journalistic” approach, HuffPost could also publish a headline that implicitly claims a counter-jihad educator tacitly admires ISIS because it is “good at reaching children” whom it has captured from other Muslims, and Christians, and Yazidis, and is indoctrinating in its murderous ideology.
They are “good at reaching” these children, because if any one of them resists their instructions, or commits any breach of its ideology — such as this 7-year-old boy who cursed during a game — they are executed.
The grim irony of HuffPost falsely using Hitler to smear DeVos, given that it regularly whitewashes him
HuffPost claims it has nearly 130 million readers per month, making it “the largest news site in the U.S.” One traffic analysis site claims that with its fifteen international editions, HuffPost is now the #1 most-popular political website in the world. It is owned by AOL, which in turn is owned by Verizon.
How grimly ironic, then, that HuffPost has consistently used its reach and influence to whitewash Adolf Hitler, one of history’s most murderous tyrants. Some examples of this phenomenon:
HuffPost: Hitler was less evil than President Bush, because at least Hitler “meant well” by eliminating Jews
At Least They Didn’t Mean Well, by Peter Mehlman, The Huffington Post, June 20, 2007. Excerpt:
So now we’re six and a half years into Bush and everyone from Helen Thomas on down is declaring him the worst president ever. What no one is saying is the one overarching reason he’s the worst: the Bush administration is the first that doesn’t even mean well. […]
You could argue that even the world’s worst fascist dictators at least meant well. They honestly thought were doing good things for their countries by suppressing blacks/eliminating Jews/eradicating free enterprise/repressing individual thought/killing off rivals/invading neighbors, etc.
Even though HuffPost was called out for this outrageous article by numerous blog sites, And this article was still featured at HuffPost as of January 27, 2017.
HuffPost: Hitler secretly liked Mickey Mouse
HuffPost featured this “news” story on its front page:
6 Brutal Leaders And Their Ridiculous Secret Hobbies, The Huffington Post, November 14, 2010. Excerpt:
Everybody needs a hobby, but people find release in many surprising ways. A mechanic might unwind by knitting, a ballet dancer might take up boxing. But what do you do to unwind after, say, a long day at the genocide factory? Just ask these guys…
And this article was still featured at HuffPost as of January 27, 2017.
Extended pictorial run: Hitler’s “private moments” with Eva Braun, instead of anything about a Jewish family that had been slaughtered by Palestinian terrorists
On March 9, 2011, HuffPost published near the top of its front page this “news” story, which it left there for at least seven straight days:
PHOTOS: Eva Braun and Adolf Hitler’s Private Moments
Some may find HuffPost’s decision to shower such sustained, top-level, “humanizing” attention to Hitler’s “private moments,” to be shocking. This incident, however, pales in comparison to the fact that during the seven days it left this story on its front page, HuffPost was knowingly suppressing, whitewashing and dehumanizing a family of Jews who had just been slaughtered by murderous anti-Semites.
At the same time: HuffPost dehumanized a Jewish family that had been slaughtered by an anti-Semitic terrorist
As one HuffPost watchdog website documented, on March 11, 2011 — two days after HuffPost’s tribute to Hitler’s “private moments” began — a Palestinian terrorist savagely murdered the Fogel family, in Israel. The terrorist slashed all of their throats, including 3-month-old Hadas’s.
Rather than putting this story on its front page, HuffPost waited a full day to provide any coverage of it — then only posted a Reuters wire story, which featured no pictures, and buried it on a secondary page, behind a picture of a Jeep:
HuffPost then removed the story less than twenty-four hours later, and never put up another one — all the while, keeping its tribute to Hitler’s “private moments” with Eva Braun prominently featured on its front page, until at least March 15 — seven straight days.
Further, as another HuffPost watchdog site noted, it also never published a story that revealed the murderer of the Fogel family expressed his pride at having done it:
“I’m proud of what I did,” so declared Amjad Mahmad Awad, 19, on Sunday just moments before an indictment against him and his partner Hakim Awad was filed before the Judea and Samaria Sector Military Court, over the murders of five members of the Fogel family two and a half months ago.“I don’t regret what I did, even if it means I’m sentenced to death,” Amjad said ahead of the indictment hearing.
In fact, HuffPost’s own search engine proves it never published the murderer’s name. A January 27, 2017 search using the string “Amjad Mahmad Awad“ returns zero results. Which stands in stark contrast to the fact that when a Russian punk band, “Pussy Riot,” was arrested for barging into a Russian orthodox church, during services, and singing a protest song, at one point HuffPost had nine separate, sympathetic stories on its World page about their plight, depicting them as “victims.”
Nor did HuffPost give any coverage to the fact that Palestinians had been photographed handing out candies in “celebration” of the Fogels’ murders:
Further, as shown in SaveTheWest.com’s recent documentary, when Palestinians — including terrorists — are killed, HuffPost rushes personalized, graphic, sympathetic stories of them to its front page, while at the same time, ignoring and dehumanizing Jews who are murdered by Palestinians:
“The Huffington Post’s Anti-Semitic Bias and Incitement During the Third Intifada”