WashPost Analogizes Trump Deportation Plan to 'Pol Pot Genocide'

April 23rd, 2016 11:46 AM

We're all familiar with Godwin's Law: in an argument, the first person to mention the Nazis automatically loses. We're going to have to come up with a companion concept for the Washington Post: call it the Cambodian Corollary. Wapo's editorial of yesterday, Softening on Trump? Remember this reflects the paper's apparent worry that people will take a second look at Trump in light of his moderated tone in recent days. We can't have any of that! With Hillary as unpopular as she is, the high negatives of her likely opponent must be preserved! 

So WaPo runs through a list of the offensive or controversial things Trump has said. And yes, he's said a variety of dubious things, including of course his "blood out of her wherever" about Megyn Kelly. But then WaPo invents this utterly bizarre, false analogy [emphasis added]: "Remember that Mr. Trump promised to round up 11 million undocumented immigrants and deport them, in what would be the largest forced population movement since Pol Pot’s genocide of the Cambodian people." 

So deporting people who violated the law to enter and remain in the United States is the moral equivalent of the Pol Pot genocide in which an estimated one-quarter of the Cambodian population died? How can you describe this obscene analogy other than the Washington Post losing whatever moral compass it ever had in the service of promoting the fortunes of Hillary Clinton and Democrats at large and attempting to destroy their political enemy in the person of Donald Trump?  Despicable.