In the months leading up to the election of Barack Obama as president, Sean Hannity frequently exclaimed, “Journalism died in 2008,” citing the “Obama mania media” that proclaimed the far-left radical to be America’s political messiah.
Fast-forward eight years. If journalism died in 2008, then during the 2016 election cycle it has sprung back to life – “Walking Dead”-style – with crazed pseudo-journalists staggering around, flailing their arms, making ghastly noises and attempting to destroy Donald Trump and his supporters in a wild orgy of grisly attacks.
Naturally, she went directly to the Hitler comparison.
“Like any number of us raised in the late 20th century,” Allen wrote, “I have spent my life perplexed about exactly how Hitler could have come to power in Germany. Watching Donald Trump’s rise, I now understand. Leave aside whether a direct comparison of Trump to Hitler is accurate. That is not my point. My point rather is about how a demagogic opportunist can exploit a divided country.”