James “Is it in the Constitution?” Clyburn, the third highest ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives, took the opportunity during a satellite radio segment this morning on the 50th anniversary of the “I Have a Dream Speech” to liken right-wing bloggers to Nazis. Via the Hill:
“You have people’s words and phrases being misrepresented and looped through the news media and thrown out there on the Internet, and people run with it because these things start getting reported in the mainstream media, and before you know it, people believe that stuff,” Clyburn said.
The consequences of such misrepresentation, Clyburn warned, could be severe.
“The people of Germany believed Hitler’s foolishness that led to the Holocaust. They believed that stuff,” Clyburn said. “People will tend to believe what they hear through the media.”
Clyburn singled out “extreme right-wing” bloggers in particular for criticism.
Read More: Hit & Run : Reason.com.
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