New York Times’ Ugly Obama Slur

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“Mr. Obama makes Europeans uncomfortable,” this nasty author continues, and then slams the senator with a despicable comparison to Germany’s most infamous mass murderer, Adolph Hitler

[Black Star News Editorial]

 

The New York Times today published a hateful and patently false Op-Ed article about Senator Barack Obama’s European trip.

The article contains scandalous assertions, incredible claims, and in an instance of character assassination of the most malicious and vile order, claims that Obama evoked memories of Germany's mass-murderer Adolph Hitler.

It’s become clear in recent weeks that there is still an entrenched cabal of Hillary Clinton supporters in The New York Times; after all, editors have the right to reject Op-Ed articles that are completely at odds with reality or any semblance of sanity. Perhaps the Op-Ed editors believe that by allowing the author to insult Senator Obama and even diminish his prospects of being elected president, that they are doing Clinton a favor by exacting some form of revenge?

We cannot find any other explanation for The New York Times’ hating on Obama.

The scandalous Op-Ed was authored by Susan Neiman and headlined “Change Germans Can’t Believe In.” Here are some of the unconvincingly stupid assertions the article contains, as when she refers to Obama’s visit to Europe: “But it’s been hard for me to find a European, aside from two Harvard-educated friends in Paris, who confessed to excitement — not just about the visit, but the prospect of an Obama presidency.”

So, in other words, we are to believe that 200,000 Germans showed up to catch a glimpse of Obama and to hear him speak because they all had nothing to do on that day? Why even publish an article that is at odds with reality from almost the very first sentence?

The author then seamlessly moves to petty hatred and bitterness: “It is true that Der Spiegel, the German newsweekly, featured Mr. Obama on its cover, topped by the words ‘Germany Meets the Superstar’ — but the cover was satire, and nasty satire at that. The editors managed to find the ugliest photograph of Mr. Obama ever taken. It caught the senator at a moment that might be exhaustion but looks like conceited smirking.”

Of course the author is entitled to her own reading of the Spiegel cover—but how can she know for fact that that’s what the editors of Spiegel intended? There is a lot of presumptuous malice in her assertion here; malice that some Times editors clearly welcome.

“Mr. Obama makes Europeans uncomfortable,” this nasty author continues, and then slams the senator with a despicable comparison to Germany’s most infamous mass murderer, “In Germany, politicians in front of large, shouting crowds evoke images that nobody wants to see repeated.”

How does The New York Times allow such slander to be published? What kind of brew do they drink at the Times while editing articles?

To allow even a hint of comparison of Senator Obama to Hitler? What other reference could have been intended? Was this meant to scare Jewish voters that are still concerned about Obama’s stance on Israel, when throughout his trip he made it unambiguously clear that he supports the Jewish state and a two-state solution to the Israeli/Palestinian crises? The New York Times owes the senator a big apology for this nasty writing. The man should be criticized based on his stance on issues and on policies--this was however a despicable low blow.



“Mr. Obama’s speech gave Europeans a chance to hear the difference between optimism and idealism,” the nasty author concludes. “Optimists refuse to acknowledge reality. Idealists remind us that it isn’t fixed.”

The author and The New York Times remind us that some old hatreds die slowly.

 


 

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