A journalist working for the New York Times suggested on Twitter on Tuesday that Trump supporters should be labeled enemies of the state.
Make no mistake, there are lots of people who work in liberal media who agree with this idea, even if they don’t say it out loud.
And these are the same people who accused Trump of being a fascist.
NYT Reporter: Trump Supporters are ‘Enemies of the State’
A reporter for The New York Times said Tuesday that supporters of former President Donald Trump should be labeled as “enemies of the state” in order to fix America’s national security “dilemma.”
Katie Benner said on Twitter amid the first Jan. 6 committee hearing that the committee “underscores” efforts to “combat legitimate national security threats.”
“Today’s #January6thSelectCommittee underscores the America’s current, essential natsec dilemma: Work to combat legitimate national security threats now entails calling a politician’s supporters enemies of the state,” Benner wrote in since-deleted tweets.
“As Americans, we believe that state power should not be used to work against a political figure or a political party,” she continued. “But what happens if a politician seems to threaten the state? If the politician continues to do so out of office and his entire party supports that threat?”
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She went on to speculate that, due to the Russia investigation and both Trump impeachments leaving the “dilemma” to remain “unresolved,” the select committee would likely not lead to the changes she desires either.
You can see her now deleted tweets below:
This is what the New York Times DOJ reporter deleted. https://t.co/yzftaBwVoM pic.twitter.com/MVKZA6SsGj
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) July 28, 2021
@ktbenner you seem to have deleted some tweets! pic.twitter.com/HnOSP28dbI
— John Hillsbury (@HillsburyJohn) July 27, 2021
She later tweeted this:
I deleted unclearly worded tweets regarding the Jan 6. committee hearing.
— Katie Benner (@ktbenner) July 27, 2021
The Journalist Glenn Greenwald called her out:
Absolutely amazing: the New York Times' Justice Department reporter says the US faces an "essential natsec dilemma": namely, that Trump supporters are "enemies of the state" and all of the GOP is a threat to the State. This is a reporter — not an op-ed writer — saying this: https://t.co/OmXNyRpYx4
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) July 27, 2021
This is what the liberal media thinks of half of the country.
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