CNN Now Outraged By Nazi Comparisons...After Constantly Hurling Them

Lydia Switzer | November 30, 2021
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Read the full blog post here, on NewsBusters.


On CNN’s “Reality Check” segment on Tuesday, John Avlon expressed shock and outrage over comparisons of Dr. Anthony Fauci to Nazi doctor Josef Mengele and Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini. Avlon those nasty attacks on Fauci “dangerous deflections” while ignoring the countless times his own network, among others, eagerly compared Republicans to Nazis and other historical villains.

After citing two news clips, Avlon complained, “Now, for those of you keeping score at home, that's two ‘Fauci is fascist’ comparisons from Fox News hosts in one day.” Just so the record is set straight, let’s take a look at some of the Nazi comparisons CNN has articulated or encouraged over the years.