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NPR station boots weatherman off-air for comparing Seattle riots to Kristallnacht in Nazi Germany on his personal blog
americanthinker ^ | August 10, 2020 | Thomas Lifson

Posted on 08/10/2020 7:34:23 AM PDT by MarvinStinson

Don’t you dare compare the ideologically motivated mobs attacking and destroying shops and other property in Seattle with the ideologically motivated mobs that attacked and destroyed Jewish-owned shops in Nazi Germany during Kristallnacht in 1938!

Not if you work for NPR affiliate KNKX in Tacoma, WA.

KNKX has permanently booted University of Washington Professor Cliff Mass from his weekly weather segment for daring to make such a comparison on his personal blog.

Reaction came swiftly from the left on social media accusing Mass of anti-Semitism and exaggerating what was going on in riots in Seattle. This led to KNKX removing Mass and his weather report from the air.

"At KNKX, we value high-quality, factual information in our news programming and we aim to present an array of voices that reflect our region.

"We turn to our regular commentators for their expertise and points-of-view when it comes to sports, food and the weather. But if a commentator, even on his own independent platform, delivers rhetoric that is offensive and inaccurate, we cannot support it.

This is the case today with Cliff Mass. His post on his personal blog compares recent events in Seattle to Kristallnacht, the 1938 pogrom carried out by Nazi Germany, and draws distorted, offensive parallels between protesters and Nazi Brownshirts. We abhor the comparison and find it sensationalized and misleading — it does not reflect who we are and what we stand for at KNKX."

Mass is Jewish and said his reaction to what he saw in Seattle triggered an emotional chord.

"To me, this is not academic. My family, even here in the United States, went through a lot of discrimination," he explained.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: antisemitism; cliffmass; defundnpr; defundpbs; defundpbsnpr; dncbrownshirts; knkx; kristallnacht; npr; pbs; riots; seattle; staterunmedia; tacoma; uofwashington; washington; youpayforthis
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Update There is a major error in the Seattle Times story. My original blog never criticized the protesters or BLM activists. My criticisms were limited to VIOLENT individuals who destroy property and hurt people. Please read my original blog if you want to confirm this. Some folks are choosing to misinterpret my words.

Update: There are two types of mobs. First, mobs the hurt people and destroy property. Second, there are social media mobs that attempt to destroy those they disagree with or attack different viewpoints. We have seen both types of mobs here in Seattle during the past months. Neither is good.

1 posted on 08/10/2020 7:34:23 AM PDT by MarvinStinson
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To: MarvinStinson
NPR needs to be defunded. I resent my tax money going to a mouthpiece for the left and the DNC. While we are at it defund PBS too.
2 posted on 08/10/2020 7:37:33 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: MarvinStinson

It’s an excellent comparison.


3 posted on 08/10/2020 7:42:16 AM PDT by Savage Beast (President Trump, loving God, America, and the American People, is on the Side of GOD and the Angels!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.

Defund NPR. Defund PBS.


4 posted on 08/10/2020 7:43:18 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: Savage Beast

I think the Cultural Revolution is a better comparison.


5 posted on 08/10/2020 7:43:30 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: vetvetdoug; MarvinStinson

How could you NOT make the comparison? It was obvious to anyone with eyes to see and ANY memory of history.

Marv, I couldn’t agree more about defunding.


6 posted on 08/10/2020 7:44:19 AM PDT by oldplayer
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To: MarvinStinson

I’m waiting for the Night of the Long Knives. These Useful Idiots dont know what’s in store for them if they succeed at the destruction and overthrow of this country.


7 posted on 08/10/2020 7:45:53 AM PDT by Deepeasttx
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To: MarvinStinson

Cancel Culture is alive and growing stronger, and nothing can stop it.

You will be denied employment, or removed from current employment, For Social Justice.


8 posted on 08/10/2020 7:46:32 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are seeing the birth of the Socialist Putsch)
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To: Deepeasttx
These Useful Idiots dont know what’s in store for them if they succeed at the destruction and overthrow of this country.

I would advise they watch the Russian movie "The Chekist" to see what's coming.

9 posted on 08/10/2020 7:46:49 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: MarvinStinson

The correlations with the Brownshirts have been obvious on college campuses well before they took to the streets, smashing stores and people.

The difference here is that unlike the Brownshirts, these modern groups hate far more folks.


10 posted on 08/10/2020 7:49:18 AM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: MarvinStinson

What other possible comparison is there? Possibly the murder mobs of the French Revolution yes, but these soroznazi DNC mobs are clearly patterned after the Nazi party’s street gangs in the 1930’s


11 posted on 08/10/2020 7:57:18 AM PDT by faithhopecharity (Politicians are not born, they’re excreted. Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 to 43 BCE))
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But it’s okay for NPR guests to compare Israel to South African apartheid and even NAZI Germany?

It’s okay for Nanzi P.Lousy to compare riot responders to NAZI Stormtroopers?

FUNPR


12 posted on 08/10/2020 7:58:45 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Joe Biden- "First thing I'd do is repeal those Trump tax cuts." (May 4th, 2019))
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To: lepton

>>The difference here is that unlike the Brownshirts, these modern groups hate far more folks.

Ah but as with NAZI Brownshirts, the DNC Brownshirts hate Jews too.


13 posted on 08/10/2020 8:00:39 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Joe Biden- "First thing I'd do is repeal those Trump tax cuts." (May 4th, 2019))
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To: MarvinStinson

This weatherman is on to something.


14 posted on 08/10/2020 8:06:08 AM PDT by Ge0ffrey
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To: dfwgator

The Checkist? I’ll have to look that movie up. Never heard of it before.


15 posted on 08/10/2020 8:07:33 AM PDT by Deepeasttx
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To: dfwgator
I don't know... The Nazi takeover of Germany is a good comparison.

But there have been many:

Yes, the Chinese cultural revolution.

Also the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia that gave the world the Soviet Union, Josef Stalin, and the Cold War and resulted in the murder of millions of people.

And let's not forget Pol Pot.

16 posted on 08/10/2020 8:07:35 AM PDT by Savage Beast (President Trump, loving God, America, and the American People, is on the Side of GOD and the Angels!)
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To: MarvinStinson

I am REALLY getting tired of hearing about people getting fired for not having a liberal viewpoint.


17 posted on 08/10/2020 8:16:26 AM PDT by Mr. K (No consequence of repealing obamacare is worse than obamacare itself)
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To: vetvetdoug

And yet the left is always saying people should be tolerant other other races, cultures, opinions, preferences, etc.


18 posted on 08/10/2020 8:18:18 AM PDT by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: MarvinStinson

NPR supports domestic terrorists. Why must we support NPR?


19 posted on 08/10/2020 8:31:24 AM PDT by windsorknot
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This is so cool!   In their refutation, they have spread his obviously true message far beyond anything he could have posted on his personal blog.   They have made Cliff Mass a Media Victim martyr.   G_d Bless this great man!
"We turn to our regular commentators for their expertise and points-of-view when it comes to sports, food and the weather. But if a commentator, even on his own independent platform, delivers rhetoric that is offensive and inaccurate, we cannot support it.

This is the case today with Cliff Mass. His post on his personal blog compares recent events in Seattle to Kristallnacht, the 1938 pogrom carried out by Nazi Germany, and draws distorted, offensive parallels between protesters and Nazi Brownshirts. We abhor the comparison and find it sensationalized and misleading — it does not reflect who we are and what we stand for at KNKX."


20 posted on 08/10/2020 8:33:24 AM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken)
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