January 20th, 2011
11:15 AM ET
soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Dave

    A Democrat calling people NAZI now thats Rich.
    All liberal BS aside NAZI were National Socialists. They don't like the old Truths surfacing.
    As To the repeat the lie enough
    Lets Talk health scare
    Gun control
    man made global warming

    Sounds like a major case of transference.

    January 21, 2011 at 2:08 am |
  2. J.V.Hodgson

    Stop comparing chalk and cheese on Nazi comparisons.
    Republicans and tea partiers did it far more frequently on health care and it was all directed at Obama.
    In this case Cohen points out lies circulated by multiple Republicans (independently certified Lies per Politifact.com.) and draws an analogy that Goebels himself believed tell a lie often enough and people will believe you. Dont believe me check out the history books Goebels is in on record for that many times.
    Why can't we concentrate on the real issue?
    Are what Cohen claims as lies by Republicans on health care lies, if so that's the primary issue, and his civility the second issue; since Republicans were far more uncivil more often with nazi implications towards Obama.
    I am not justifying cohen's incivility. then problem is the wrong thing gets disproportionate media attention.

    January 21, 2011 at 2:04 am |
  3. Wally Boyce

    The Rep. from Tennessee did get it wrong.Goebbels was only following the words of his leader. It was Adolf Hitler himself who created and promoted the theory of "THE BIG LIE " . What is really scary is , if you actually read the information that is availlable you see the connection clearly. One would swear that Rush Limbaugh is the reincarnation of Adolf Hitler. Check out The Big Lie at Wikipedia before you dismiss this statement out of hand.

    January 20, 2011 at 9:18 pm |
  4. Peter R

    AC fails rhetoric test – bullies the victim!

    Quality journalism is based on 3 things, being informative, balanced and constructive.

    On this specific Nazi-referencing issue, AC's grades are D for info, C for balance, and F for being constructive.

    A balanced and current view of the inflammatory rhetoric in the nation's politics is that much more poisonous rhetoric has come from the right than the left, and much of it spreading falsehoods. Dialing down the rhetoric should not be done just for a bit of peace, but to correct the imbalance. Who, if not the mainstream media, should get this?

    A valid point, based in fact, and stated calmly should be fine for current discourse, just as it certainly was when Pres Obama said that the unemployed had been taken "hostage" in December. It is ridiculous and frankly PC to let the Republicans get free passes for all their shenanigans.

    Wake up, AC!

    January 20, 2011 at 6:44 pm |
  5. S. Santos

    Excuse me, Congressman Cohen. I didn't play the recap until after I wrote you. Saw your show last night though. Thanks!

    January 20, 2011 at 4:27 pm |
  6. S. Santos

    Hi Anderson. I think many people consider Goebbels the master propagandist of all time, and do study his playbook. I think many Whites harbor a nostalgia for this era because they increasingly feel they are losing status. People always revert to the mob mentality when times get tough. Not just regarding a controversial health care bill but in other areas of politics, I believe Goebbels principles(if you can call them that)of propaganda are practiced now. They worked in the old days. They still work. People are using them. There is an overlap among conservative Republicans, Tea Partiers, White Nationalists, so-called Patriots,conservative Christians etc. with Nazi nostalgia. I wish it were not so but I believe it might last a thousand years. Seems like it, anyway, to those of us who truly detest that era. Sen. Cohen spoke the truth. It's not a matter for political correctness. It's either true or false. Just keepin' it honest too. Thanks for hearing me out.

    January 20, 2011 at 4:07 pm |
  7. joshuwa ham

    mr cooper i truly repect all that you do,yet i am a white american and history show that america was founded on killing america steve cohen is right yet until you have common people from all back ground this will go on and i cry out for africa america the one people who did not ask for this yet let these people go and we here at the movement aamu stand and we have very good opinion to help most and all of african american that are not really concern about this candy crowley made a remark about african america we love steve cohen and we thank him god bless

    January 20, 2011 at 2:33 pm |
  8. Ann

    The Congressman is absolutely right!! Call it what you will, the Republicans do follow the Goebbels criteria: say a lie enough times and people will believe it. You guys are making too much out of this. If member of Congress thought he was wrong they would be protesting. Their silence speaks volumnes.

    January 20, 2011 at 1:00 pm |
  9. Elaine Clarke-Cole

    Mr. Cooper,

    Last night I watched your interview with Mr. Cohen, and the comment he made amout the Republicans telling lies about the healthcare. He compared the lies to be equivalent to the lies told by the nazi. Mr. Cohen did not name any particular Republican, his comment was distinctly comparing the lies to the lies told by the nazi. So what I would like to know is why did you get so upset about the statement when you know that these comparisions were made against the President of the US by the Republicans. They have called him nazi, Hitler, and you know all the other deragotory comparisions they have made of him. Even when this was brought to your attention last night you never made a comment about it, you brushed it aside and went on to interrogate Mr. Cohen.

    January 20, 2011 at 12:39 pm |
  10. Larry

    I think Anderson is way off base here saying that the comparison of the Republicans continued lies on Health Care Bill to Gobel's methoods is drfastic and in bad taste! Wrong. Call a spade a spade. The Republican continued loies on Health Care is a political methood used by some of the bigest dictators in our life time. If we do not remind the population to these lies they will believe them....just like death panels was believed by a big number of the population! How else could Mr. Cohan make his point?? Anderson tell me how better could these lies be described?

    January 20, 2011 at 12:12 pm |