Arizona Republicans Should Hang
Their Heads in Shame
- What passes for "news" in the controlled Corporate Media Machine is little more than marching orders handed out by the Politburo of the Democrat National Committee.
- It is fascinating to watch assholes like Flake rip into Trump for daring to tell the truth about the corrupt Corporate "News".
Pre-released segments of an upcoming speech by Republican Senator Jeff Flake, in which the frequent Trump critic compares the US President's words to those of communist leader Joseph Stalin, have gone viral on social media.
The quotes were shared by the Washington Post and spread like wildfire on Twitter.
“‘The enemy of the people,’ was what the president of the United States called the free press in 2017,” the statement said.
“Mr President, it is a testament to the condition of our democracy that our own president uses words infamously spoken by Joseph Stalin to describe his enemies. It bears noting that so fraught with malice was the phrase ‘enemy of the people,’ that even Nikita Khrushchev forbade its use, telling the Soviet Communist Party that the phrase had been introduced by Stalin for the purpose of ‘annihilating such individuals’ who disagreed with the supreme leader,” it said later.
Senator Flake is due to make the comments in a speech on the Senate floor on Wednesday. On the same day, Trump will be handing out “Fake News Awards” to news outlets he thinks are covering him unfairly.
“Well he borrowed that phrase. It was popularized by Joseph Stalin, used by Mao as well, ‘enemy of the people,’” Senator Flake told MSNBC on Sunday. “It should be noted that Nikita Khrushchev, who followed Stalin, forbade its use saying that it was too loaded. That it maligned a whole group or class of people, and it shouldn’t be done.”
“I don’t think we should be using a phrase that had been rejected as too loaded by a Soviet dictator.”
On February 17, 2017, Trump tweeted his belief that the US news media “is the enemy of the American people,” and has often referred to the media as an “opposition party” to his administration. He has blamed news organizations for stymieing his agenda.