Saturday, October 21, 2017
Miles from the Mainstream
D. R. ZUKERMAN, proprietor

The hypocrisy has become truly breathtaking

January 19, 2017 --

Anti-Trumper Max Boot, writing on the op-ed page of the fiercely anti-Trump New York Times, January 12, took note of President-elect Trump’s “scorching suggestion that American spies were employing Nazi-like tactics.” As it happened, LPR wanted to get a sense of Mr. Boot’s previous anti-Trump diatribes so it went to Google – to learn that among Mr. Boot’s anti-Trump efforts was his op-ed article in The Los Angeles Times, October 17, 2016: “The Nazi echoes in Trumps tweets.”

Jonathan Greenblatt, head of the Anti-Defamation League wants Mr. Trump to explain, or apologize for, his recent reference to the Nazis. Googling has disclosed no call from Mr. Greenblatt to Mr. Boots to explain, or apologize for, the reference to the Nazis in his anti-Trump context. For the edification of Mr. Greenblatt, LPR will suggest that the president-elect was putting disinformation about his ties to Russia in the Goebbels “Big Lie” context. Josef Goebbels, of course, was the Nazi propaganda chief.

Mr. Boot, in his New York Times op-ed criticism of Mr. Trump also twisted a key legal concept by some 180 degrees – making it clear, at least as concerns Donald J. Trump, that guilt is presumed, innocence must be proved. Also, at least when it comes to Mr. Trump, for Max Boot – the fact that vicious slanders are not proved does not mean that they are false.