NYT calls anti-immigrant politician "Fascist" 28 times.
Giorgia Meloni is about to become Italy's next prime minister by running against the immigration crisis. ... NYT: FASCIST!!!
Giorgia Meloni is expected to crush Italy’s elections today — by running against the crisis of migrants pouring in from Africa and the Middle East.
The New York Times’ Jason Horowitz never mentions that, but does use the word “Fascist” or “Fascism” in nearly every sentence about the (likely) next prime minister of Italy.
I only had to cut about five sentences. This proves that, if Horowitz had put in a little more effort, he could have gotten it up to at least 35.
From the Times:
Italian Voters Appear Ready to Turn a Page for Europe
With the hard-right candidate Giorgia Meloni ahead before Sunday’s election, Italy could get its first leader whose party traces its roots to the wreckage of Fascism.
Sept. 24, 2022
ROME — Giorgia Meloni, Italy’s hard-right leader, resents having to talk about Fascism. She has publicly, and in multiple languages, said that the Italian right has “handed Fascism over to history for decades now.” She argued that “the problem with Fascism in Italy always begins with the electoral campaign,” when the Italian left, she said, wheels out “the black wave” to smear its opponents….
More than 70 years after Nazis and Fascists nearly destroyed Europe, formerly taboo parties with Nazi or Fascist heritages that were long marginalized have elbowed their way into the mainstream. Some are even winning. A page of European history seems to be turning….
But it is Italy, the birthplace of Fascism, that looks likely to be led not only by its first female prime minister in Ms. Meloni but the first Italian leader whose party can trace its roots back to the wreckage of Italian Fascism.
“People have become used to them,” said John Foot, a historian of Fascism and the author of a new book, “Blood and Power: The Rise and Fall of Italian Fascism.” “The taboo is long gone.” …
Unlike Germany, which was clearly on the wrong side of history and made facing and remembering its Nazi past a national project woven inextricably into the postwar fabric of its institutions and society, Italy had one foot on each side, and so had a claim to victimization by Fascism, having switched allegiances during the war….
There was a belief, the Italian writer Umberto Eco wrote in his classic 1995 essay “Ur Fascism,” or “Eternal Fascism,” that the “memory of those terrible years should be repressed.” …
Italy had ignored much of that advice during its postwar amnesty program that sought to incorporate post-Fascist elements. But it also kept the party established by the former Fascists, the Italian Social Movement — which pushed for a strong state, tough on crime and opposed to abortion and divorce — away from power in the following decades.
Meanwhile, Italy’s left, dominated by the largest Communist Party in Western Europe, had the advantage of being anti-Fascist, which allowed its leaders to have institutional roles, political influence and cultural dominance, which they used to wield the “Fascist” label against any range of political enemies until the term was drained of much of its meaning.
That wobbly status quo came crashing down after a sprawling bribery scandal in the early 1990s toppled Italy’s power structure — and with it the barriers that had kept the post-Fascists out of power.
It was around that time that Ms. Meloni entered politics, becoming active in the Youth Front of the Italian Social Movement, the heirs to Italy’s post-Fascist legacy.
She sought new symbols and heroes to distance the party from its unapologetically Fascist forbearers, but also to correct what she considered politicized history….
But it was not until 1994, when the conservative media mogul Silvio Berlusconi entered politics, that Ms. Meloni and her fellows in the post-Fascist milieu got their real breakthrough. …
Her proposals, characterized by protectionism, tough-on-crime measures and protecting the traditional family, have a continuity with the post-Fascist parties, though updated to excoriate L.G.B.T. “lobbies” and migrants. …
“The Constitution was born of resistance and anti-Fascism,” the leader of the left, Enrico Letta, responded, saying that Ms. Meloni had revealed her true face, and that the Constitution “must not be touched.”
The left sees in her crescendoing rhetoric, cult of personality style and hard-right positions many of the hallmarks of an ideology that Eco famously sought to pin down despite Fascism’s “fuzziness.”…
Just this week, one of the party’s top leaders was caught giving a fascist salute and one of its candidates was suspended for flatteringly comparing Ms. Meloni with Hitler. …
Ms. Meloni has also apparently shed a deep suspicion of the United States, rampant in post-Fascism, and staunchly aligned herself with the West against Russia in support of Ukraine. …
“A historical judgment,” of Mussolini and Fascism, Ms. Meloni said in an interview last month, could be done only by “putting everything on the table — and then you decide.”
If only Italians knew who David Duke was, the Times could have demanded that Ms. Meloni “disavow” him.
In this Dark Age where a totalitarian Leftist media rules the airwaves and internet, their echo chamber encourages them to lose all sense of subtlety and embrace their Inner Communist as hysterically as possible, The trash media eagerly agrees, having grown weary of pretending to be something other than Stalin's footsoldiers for the past 80-plus years and so we very rapidly have a town square thrust upon us where anything and everyone not enthusiastically proclaiming itself Leftist and mindlessly supportive of any and all Leftist policy, regardless of how utterly ludicrous, unworkable and destructive it is find themselves labeled a racist, a terrorist or a Fascist. Antifa, the Democrat Party's untraviolent, sexually-confused and perpetually-apoplectic brownshirts led the charge with traditional Democrat subtlety during The Siege Of Saint Floyd and the Democrat trash press is meekly following suit. The irony of a gaggle of deranged thugs using arson and street beatings on anyone not rigidly embracing their preschool/nihilist worldview while calling everyone else a Fascist is not lost on anyone except the Democrat Party and their spineless toadies in what used to be known as 'the Press'.
Things are going quite badly for the Left here in the USA despite their stellar plan of instantly calling Republicans childish names at every opportunity, and so their thinking is: "We aren't calling our political opponents with infantile, schoolyard taunts enough! We need to do that more often and make them even more childish and far louder!"
And so the NYT shoehorns the word "Fascist" (Focus-grouped by Antifa!) into an article literally dozens of times despite the subject of the article having publicly and unequivocally denounced Fascism in word and deed throughout her life. The clear record and substance of a person's life doesn't matter one whit, of course, to a partisan political opponent whose presses run 24/7 and who buys ink by the barrel.
Thankfully, the voting majority of Italy knows desperation-fueled Leftist propaganda when they see it and appear to be ignoring the infantile 'journalists' while warmly embracing the magnificent, intelligent and highly-accomplished Giorgia Meloni. Having researched her policy positions superficially, I can find absolutely nothing among them that is not appropriate, restrained, and entirely logical for a nation to adopt that finds itself being overrun by invading hordes that truly hate them and their culture. An ancient, rich, complex and generally-glorious culture such as Italy's is entirely worth defending and Giorgia appears to be positioning herself to do just that. At this point in time it's my belief that everyone worldwide who values freedom and Western Civilization should cheer her on and wish her the best. Italy is teetering on the brink and needs a strong leader who loves her country and her people, and is willing to make some significant decisions. Hopefully, Giorgia Meloni will be that leader.
Italy is the conduit to Europe. If migrants want to leave the Continent altogether, they make their way to Heathrow. Prior to, however, they offer nothing, create “No Go Zones,” and destroy everything in their wake. Preferring sovereignty and preservation of culture is now called “fascism.” For those opposing this dastardly thought, I would suggest total submission to the invaders, including crime victimization. Then, write an article for the Gray Lady.