(January 12, 2021 / JNS) Fox News host Jeanine Pirro was berated for comparing tech companies severing ties with the social-media company Parler to Kristallnacht.
“And now that they’ve won, what we’re seeing is the kind of censorship that is akin to a Kristallnacht, where they decide what we can communicate about,” said Pirro on Monday on “Fox & Friends.”
Known as “The Night of Broken Glass,” Kristallnacht occurred overnight on Nov. 9-10, 1938 in Germany and Austria, when Jewish businesses and institutions came under siege and Jews were arrested, deported to concentration camps and eventually murdered.
Apple and Google have taken Parler off of their app stores in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 mob invasion by Trump supporters of the U.S. Capitol as Congress was tallying U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral college victory.
Fox’s Jeanine Pirro says the deplatforming of Parler, a haven for white supremacists, “is akin to a Kristallnacht,” an infamous night of Nazi hate crimes against Jewish people. pic.twitter.com/D3L6JrkD1X
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) January 11, 2021
In a tweet later on Monday, Pirro sought to clarify her remarks, although she did not apologize.
“Although book burning started earlier, Kristallnacht included the destruction of Jewish stores, homes & synagogues containing rare Jewish books & Torahs. My reference was in context of books. The Holocaust was the greatest hate crime the world ever tolerated. I abhor all violence,” she tweeted.
Although book burning started earlier, Kristallnacht included the destruction of Jewish stores, homes & synagogues containing rare Jewish books & Torahs. My reference was in context of books.The Holocaust was the greatest hate crime the world ever tolerated. I abhor all violence.
— Jeanine Pirro (@JudgeJeanine) January 11, 2021
Pirro is not the only personality to make a Kristallnacht comparison.
Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger compared the mob invasion at the Capitol to that pogrom.
“Wednesday was the day of broken glass right here in the United States,” he said. “The broken glass was in the windows of the United States Capitol. But the mob did not just shatter the windows of the Capitol. They shattered the ideas we took for granted.”
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