CNN Analyst: Border ‘Concentration Camps’ Will Lead to 'Death Camps’ in U.S.

NewsBusters | 6/19/2019 | Staff
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CNN anchor Chris Cuomo on Tuesday didn’t flinch as network political commentator Angela Rye spewed that the “concentration camps” on the southern border will soon lead to “death camps” if America doesn’t change course. Rye appeared with conservative Steve Cortez to discuss far-left Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s use of the term “concentration camps,” a move that created a furor.

Before making her own Nazi comparison, Rye assailed, “Before we are American, we are human beings. And it is not okay. It is a damn shame what is happening at this border.” She then connected detention centers in 2019 to the Holocaust and murder of six million Jews: “In 1933, there were concentration camps. In 1941, they were death camps, and that is where we are going, if our — our consciences are not quickly pierced.”

Again - Objection - Host - Cuomo - Assertion

Again, no objection or push back from host Cuomo at this outrageous assertion that America is becoming like Nazi Germany.

Earlier in the day, Ocasio-Cortez released a video in which she insisted: “The United States is running concentration camps on our southern border. And that is exactly what they are. They are concentration camps.”

Remark - Cuomo - Segment - Hairs - Comment

Rather than condemn this remark, Cuomo opened the segment by trying to split hairs and justify the comment:

So, here's the issue. Is she right in defining concentration camps? Yes. But do they have a feeling of usage stained with what happened with the Nazis and the genocide of the Jews? Yes. And that's why it is a Great Debate, Angela Rye and Steve Cortes. Steve Cortes, with the new definition from her, I say concentration camps because that's how they are defined internationally. That's what these are. I am not equating with stigma of the Nazis and the Jews. Leave that part aside. Satisfied?

Course - Auchwitz - Concentration - Camp

Of course, Auchwitz was a concentration camp in...
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