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German Spiegel Magazine Declares George H.W. Bush Dead
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Posted on 12/30/2012 6:46:34 AM PST by Sub-Driver

German Spiegel Magazine Declares George H.W. Bush Dead Benjamin Weinthal December 30, 2012 9:19 AM

Berlin The German magazine Der Spiegel’s online edition today posted an obituary for George H.W. Bush. It was titled “The Better Bush.” Here is a screenshot of the obituary headline and text:

In fact, George H.W. Bush is still alive.

The premature death notice was scrubbed without an explanation as to why the magazine’s New York correspondent Marc Pitzke got the story completely wrong. Here is the website announcing that Pitzke’s article can no long be found.

Pitzke and Spiegel used the false death notice to explain why Bush senior “was” a better Bush than his son, George W.

Der Spiegel has a peculiar obsession with America and the alleged decline of America. One of its recent cover stories announced, “The American Patient: the downfall of a great nation,” with a picture of a hospitalized Uncle Sam.

It has not been a good week for Spiegel. The Simon Wiesenthal Center announced on Thursday that Spiegel’s left-wing online columnist Jakob Augstein made the 2012 list of the top 10 anti-Semites and haters of Israel. By way of background, Augstein is the son of Spiegel founder Rudolf Augstein and has blamed Israel and the U.S. Republicans for the violence in the Middle East. Augstein wrote in one column:

“The fire burns in Libya, Sudan, Yemen, in countries which are among the poorest on earth. But those who set the fires live elsewhere. Furious young people burn the American, and recently, the German flag. They, too, are victims, just like the dead at Benghazi and Sanaa. Whom does this all this violence benefit? Always the insane and unscrupulous. And this time it’s the U.S. Republicans and Israeli government.”


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antisemitism; derspiegel; georgehwbush; jakobaugstein

1 posted on 12/30/2012 6:46:39 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

What headline would they use for our Dear Leader? “Finally, a Good Obama” is exactly as inappropriate as using the death of an American President for a backhanded slam at another American President, but they pretend to too much class to do that . . . except for a Republican.


2 posted on 12/30/2012 6:51:58 AM PST by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Sub-Driver

Not a big deal. I think most publications and newspapers have obituaries on file, of prominent people who may be close to death.


3 posted on 12/30/2012 6:51:58 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“a peculiar obsession”

It’s not a peculiar obsession.

What’s peculiar is that most people are retarded enough to believe that the old left changed, ‘end of cold war’. The same old America-hate from then is the same old America-hate now.

It was never about economic theories, or moral ideologies, which were always a surrogate for ordinary old-fashioned war between ordinary financial vested interests.

Socislism was just the latest trick in the age-old wars. A trick that makes your enemy’s people work for you.


4 posted on 12/30/2012 7:00:43 AM PST by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: Sub-Driver

“Good” for whom??? blo job clinton? I pray for President GHW Bush and return to good health but he was not a “good” president. He led to clinton in the exact same manner that GW Bush led directly to obama. No more Bushes!

LLS


5 posted on 12/30/2012 7:10:06 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Sub-Driver
explain why Bush senior “was” a better Bush than his son, George W.

I remember when the GOPe enthusiastically told us W wasn't as bad as his dad.

6 posted on 12/30/2012 7:46:57 AM PST by DManA
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

And you really don’t think that HW has been one of them?


7 posted on 12/30/2012 7:49:10 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Sub-Driver
The Better Bush

No Bush is a good Bush - politically. They are all RINO phonies. All the same, H.W. is a patriot and I pray for his recovery.

8 posted on 12/30/2012 7:57:47 AM PST by montag813
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To: Pollster1

After starting World War I and World War II and perpetrating the Holocaust, the Germans feel entitled to stand on their moral high ground and sneer at Americans.


9 posted on 12/30/2012 1:24:47 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Verginius Rufus
After starting World War I and World War II and perpetrating the Holocaust, the Germans feel entitled to stand on their moral high ground and sneer at Americans.

The Germans have company, although not good company. After trampling the First, Second, Fourth, Fifth, Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth Amendments to the Constitution of the United States and displaying an astonishing lack of respect for the rest of the Constitution; after demonstrating a systematic contempt for white people, Jews, Christians, Europeans, Asians, and Hispanics; and after demonstrating an unbounded admiration for terrorists, communists, murderers, and anarchists; Obama still at least pretends to have the moral high ground as he sneers at decent Americans.

10 posted on 12/30/2012 1:37:56 PM PST by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: 9YearLurker

Seventeen.


11 posted on 12/30/2012 2:25:15 PM PST by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

You mean HW was seventeen when he enlisted?

I know many good leftists who marched off to the that war. I give him credit for his service—as I do John McCain, Max Cleland, etc.—but that doesn’t really address his globalist politics.


12 posted on 12/30/2012 3:12:39 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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