A Tale of Two Nazi Salutes

So, when a conservative does a Nazi salute in a mocking tone, there is hell to pay:

CNN is reporting that it has severed ties with commentator Jeffery Lord on Thursday after he tweeted “Sieg Heil!” at a liberal activist on Twitter.

Lord, a columnist for conservative magazine The American Spectator, tweeted the Nazi victory salute at Angelo Carusone, president of the liberal group Media Matters for America.

“Nazi salutes are indefensible,” a CNN spokesperson said, according to the network. “Jeffrey Lord is no longer with the network.”

The controversial tweet by Lord gained attention after several publications reported it and Carusone took a screenshot and tweeted it at CNN, asking for the network to comment on “on air talent issuing (in serious and non-ironic way) Nazi victory salutes.”

In the opinion piece that eventually led to his ouster from CNN, Lord took issue with a Media Matters campaign to get Fox’s Sean Hannity fired from his network.

Media Matters urged its supporter to pressure advdertisers on Hannity’s program to withdraw their support. Lord argued in his piece that this was a “fascist game” and an effort to end Hannity’s “free speech.”

But when a liberal does a Nazi salute in a mocking tone, there is crickets:

Socially acceptable Nazi salute

On Thursday night’s edition of The Late Show, comedian Stephen Colbert decided it would be a good idea to throw multiple Nazi salutes.

Colbert was making a joke about President Donald Trump’s response to the riots in Charlottesville when he threw Nazi salutes in a couple of different directions.

“[Trump] is definitely taking it to a higher level, I’d say his support is about up there,” Colbert said as he made the salute. “Right about here.”

It’s the same with Antifa violence being okay because they are seeking ‘peace through violence’.

Now that you know the rules, play ball!

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