Newsweek, a media fake news scam site notorious for desperate clickbait headlines, falsely claimed that, “MORE THAN 140 HOLOCAUST, GENOCIDE EXPERTS THINK OCASIO-CORTEZ SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO CALL MIGRANT DETENTION CENTERS ‘CONCENTRATION CAMPS'”
Sorry about the ALL-CAPS, but this is what Newsweek headlines all look like.
“More than 140 historians focusing on the Holocaust and genocides have penned an open letter to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum voicing their concern after the organization condemned the use of Holocaust analogies – such as the term “concentration camps” – when talking about any other event,” the story falsely claims.
Correction, 140 activists tried to justify the historical abuses of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez who is quite comfortable palling around with anti-Semites like Jeremy Corbyn.
Newsweek’s claim that these are “140 historians focusing on the Holocaust and genocides” is belied by the list of signatories.
Brigid Cohen, Associate Professor of Music, New York University
Danielle Fosler-Lussier, Professor of Music, Ohio State University
Alison Furlong, American Religious Sounds Project
Emily Richmond Pollock, Associate Professor of Music and Theater Arts, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
A lot of music profs sure feel strongly about this. So do gender studies professors.
Judith Gerson, Associate Professor of Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies, Rutgers University
Elissa Mailänder, Associate Professor of Gender History, History of Violence and Sexuality, Sciences Po, Paris, France
Elizabeth Heineman, Professor of History and of Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies, University of Iowa
And there’s a trial lawyer.
Douglas G. Morris, Independent Scholar, Trial Attorney, Federal Defenders of New York, Inc.
And a psych prof…
L. Janelle Gornick, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Virginia Military Institute
And a French prof
Debarati Sanyal, Professor of French, University of California–Berkeley
Even the petition that Newsweek is writing a story about doesn’t claim what it’s falsely claiming. Instead it states, “Many of us write on the Holocaust and genocide.”
Some of us teach music. Or how all sex is rape.
Will Newsweek face any official fact checks over this from members of the International Fact Checking Network? Of course. Fact checks only exist to silence conservatives, suppress their content and ban them from social media platforms while allowing media fake news to go unchecked.