Many of today’s conservatives like to compare democratic politics to historical events or literary works. This was most evident with
Marjorie Taylor Greene. The controversial GOP representative tried several times to compare mask mandates with Nazi Germany.
Fox News presenters are happy to use the same practice. It doesn’t matter whether they or their viewers have an idea of what the book is about. All that matters is generating an emotional and angry response. So you will hear a lot about socialism, Marxism, communism, etc.
Bill Hemmer attempted to use this tactic during his Tuesday show. The Fox presenter told the audience: “I remember that when I was 20 I went to Trier in Germany and tried to find Karl Marx’s home because, you know, in 1848 – he wrote ‘Mein Kampf’, I want to know what it’s about. “
Mein Kampf, which is called Mein Kampf, was published in 1925. Marx, famous for writing the Communist Manifesto (together with Friedrich Engels), died in 1883. The actual author of Mein Kampf was the future German Chancellor Adolf Hitler. In the book, Hitler, who was imprisoned at the time, explained the reasons for his vehement anti-Semitism and his future plans for Germany.
Later in the show, an embarrassed Hemmer had to explain his mistake to the audience: “I. promised. 1848. Karl-Marx. The Communist Manifesto. “
Later on on the show, Bill Hemmer says he pronounced himself wrong when he said Karl Marx wrote Mein Kampf. “I spoke wrong. 1848. Karl Marx. The Communist Manifesto” https://t.co/8c2Js0PZ3I
While the Democrats are happy to scrutinize Hemmer for his mistake, Fox News viewers are unlikely to care. You are already very familiar with a vast amount of false information.
Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based policy and technology writer. His work has been featured on psfk.com, foxsports.com and hillreporter.com. He enjoys sports, politics, comics, and spends time with his family on the waterfront.