Again with the Nazi talk.
In his monologue Saturday, CNN host Van Jones spoke about white nationalism amid Sunday’s planned march in Washington by white supremacists and members of the alt-right, and it didn’t take him long to compare Fox News’ Laura Ingraham to a neo-Nazi.
“I see zero difference between what Laura Ingraham is saying on mainstream cable and what the Nazi was saying in front of his house,” Jones said in a monologue that was remarkable more for its hyperbole than for its meaning. “Literally, it’s the same message.”
Jones was referencing Ingraham’s remarks last week on changing demographics in America, in part because of illegal immigration, that was distorted by so many. Amid familiar calls of racism, she later clarified her focus was on the rule of law and “had nothing to do with race or ethnicity.”
His attack on Ingraham came after he played a video clip of a proud neo-Nazi being interviewed by CNN.
“This guy actually openly wears swastikas on his shirt and he says America is his country because he’s white,” Jones said
That progressives and their media allies continue to push a handful of racist players to the forefront as if they are representative of a bigger whole speaks volumes.
Sunday’s march marks the one year anniversary of the violent “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that resulted in the death of a counter-protester.
Speaking of extremists, we should recall that Jones, who once described himself as a “communist” who was “trying to be a revolutionary,” was forced to resign as President Barack Obama’s “green jobs czar” in 2009 when his own radical past came to light.
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