Saturday, May 25, 2024

Outrage Over NY Times Story That Tries to Normalize Neo Nazi Who Likes “Seinfeld,” Eats at Panera, Shops at Target

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Well, thanks to clueless New York Times writer Russell Fausset (rhymes with “Faucet”), we now all about about neo Nazi Tony Hovater and his wife Maria.

Fausset is drawing outrage from all over the place for his story “A Voice of Hate in America’s Heartland.” He portrays Tony and Maria as a cool couple who like “Seinfeld,” shop at Target, eat at Panera bread.

Tony tells Fausset– and this is sooo cute– about “Seinfeld”: “I guess it seems weird when talking about these type of things,” he says. “You know, I’m coming at it in a mid-90s, Jewish, New York, observational-humor way.”

Only, of course, Tony hates Jews. He sells swastikas on his website for $20. Fausset leaves with the impression that is sooo enterprising. And ironic.

In fact, it’s really stupid of the New York Times to have published an article that comes off with no irony. It’s lots of fun for Twitter-ers, and the Atlantic has already run a parody, but to a huge number of people this piece normalizes anti-Semitism, racism, and white supremacy.

He declared the widely accepted estimate that six million Jews died in the Holocaust “overblown.” He said that while the Nazi leader Heinrich Himmler wanted to exterminate groups like Slavs and homosexuals, Hitler “was a lot more kind of chill on those subjects.”

“I think he was a guy who really believed in his cause,” he said of Hitler. “He really believed he was fighting for his people and doing what he thought was right.”

Wait– go back. Things are so bad now at the Times that they had to reference “the widely accepted estimate” of the six million Jews who died in the Holocaust with a link. Just in cause you don’t believe them.(The link is to Haaretz, which I’m sure every white supremacist believes.)

You know, the Holocaust, what Mel Gibson called “a numbers game.”

Dean Baquet, editor of the New York Times, this didn’t work. It’s disgusting. Talk about alienating your base.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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