CNN anchorwoman Christiane Amanpour issued an apology Monday night on her show for comparing President Donald Trump’s administration to the Nazi Kristallnact program. Israeli officials had insisted she apologize after she made the statements last week.
Not only was her apologize warranted to the Jewish people for her frankly uneducated and insulting comparison but she should also issue a formal apology directly to President Donald Trump, and the 73 million American people who voted for him.
She made the comparison during her Thursday night daily global affairs program.
“I observed the 82nd anniversary of Kristallnacht, as I often do,” she said. “It is the event that began the horrors of the Holocaust. I also noted President Trump’s attacks on history, facts, knowledge and truth…I should not have juxtaposed the two thoughts. Hitler and his evils stand alone, of course, in history,”
“I regret any pain my statement may have caused,” adding that, “this week, 82 years ago, Kristallnacht happened.”
She then said it “was the Nazis’ warning shot across the bow of our human civilization that led to genocide against a whole identity…and, in that tower of burning books, it led to an attack on fact, knowledge, history and truth.”Israeli officials on Sunday denounced the comparison of the Trump-era to Kristallnacht as an affront to the memory of the Holocaust, adding that Amanpour must apologize.
Yes, you should regret it Amanpour but honestly, I don’t think you do.
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The Guardian, a left-wing media outlet, has taken down Osama bin Laden’s notorious “Letter to America” from its website this week after the words of the deceased terrorist mastermind, responsible for the attacks on September 11, 2001, gained traction on social media.
The letter, which had been published on The Guardian’s website since 2002, resurfaced online, causing a sudden spike in traffic. Social media users unearthed and shared the anti-American and antisemitic content, propelling the document to viral status. The Guardian, acknowledging the increased circulation without the full context, opted to remove the transcript.
According to reports from Fox News Digital, a spokesperson for The Guardian stated, “The transcript published on our website 20 years ago has been widely shared on social media without the full context. Therefore we have decided to take it down and direct readers to the news article that originally contextualized it instead.” The outlet declined to provide additional comments on the matter.
Osama bin Laden’s letter, translated into English, justified al-Qaeda’s attacks against the U.S. by citing American actions in Palestine. The deceased terrorist accused the U.S. of supporting the creation and continuation of Israel, labeling it one of the “greatest crimes” that must be erased. Bin Laden’s letter also propagated antisemitic tropes, claiming Jews control American policies, media, and the economy.
The 9/11 attacks, orchestrated by al-Qaeda, resulted in the deaths of nearly 3,000 people and left thousands more injured. The letter’s resurgence occurred as it was shared by social media influencers on platforms like TikTok, with some expressing a change in perspective. Pro-Palestinian activist Lynette Adkins was among those who shared the letter online, prompting discussions and reflections.
The Guardian’s decision to remove the letter from its website underscores the sensitivity surrounding the content and its potential impact, particularly as young individuals across America engage with pro-Palestinian talking points. The episode has sparked debates about the influence of social media in reshaping perceptions and the responsibility of media outlets in disseminating controversial historical documents.
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