12 News political reporter, and host of the Sunday Square Off program, Brahm Resnik, launched a full broadside attack on the Arizona Republican Party for a tweet the Party put out, urging unity in these emotional and divided times. Under the text of “One people. One land. One Arizona.” the Party wrote that We’re All In This Together.”
One people. One land. One Arizona. pic.twitter.com/JHm8igEykh
— AZ Republican Party (@AZGOP) August 10, 2019
Resnick quickly attacked the tweet as Nazi-esque propaganda, tweeting:
Pretty picture. Just a thought here: A tweet that echoes ‘Ein volk. Ein Reich. Ein Fuhrer’ – likely unintentional, because who knows history these days, right? – isn’t a great look at the present moment. https://t.co/W3cwZUsLoX
— BrahmResnik (@brahmresnik) August 10, 2019
Although a certain number of his followers were quick to cheer his tying Republicans to Nazis, or backed him up,( claiming that GOP leaders did not qualify as human), most comments on Resnick’s tweets were not kind to him or his smear. Yvonne Cahill tweeted:
Brahm gives us a perfect example of the liberal bias in journalism. This is why American journalism is collapsing and news print is dying.
— Yvonne Cahill (@cahillaz) August 11, 2019
While Quena Gonzales tweeted:
Because nothing says white supremacist like, “We’re all in this together.”
Everything is not a racist dog whistle.
— Quena González (@QuenaGonzalez) August 10, 2019
Conservative drive-time radio talk show host James T Harris went one better, pointing out a Barack Obama tweet from 2012 that Obama himself posted:
— James T Harris (@JamesTHarris) August 11, 2019
And Congressman Paul Gosar couldn’t resist reminding the Canadian born Resnik something that likely was on his citizenship test:
Jesus Brahm. Don’t tweet while high AF. The graphic is a message of unity. You know. Like out of many one. It’s on our money. E Pluribus Unum. You went all Nazi in record time. https://t.co/33s2P4AmNq
— Paul Gosar (@DrPaulGosar) August 11, 2019
Political strategist Constantin Querard pointed out to Resnik the perils of parsing:
The best part of Brahm Resnik’s conclusion that references to the people of Arizona r Nazi dog whistles? Guess which TV station he works for and happily cashes checks from? (SPOILER: It’s @12News) So, who wants to tell him? Maybe they’ll change it to peoples of Arizona 4 Brahm? pic.twitter.com/4hRiO3kwzw
— Constantin Querard (@CQuerard) August 12, 2019
At this time 12 News has not commented on Resnik’s attacks on the AZGOP or his casual use of Nazi accusations. This is likely because the top brass at 12 News shares his sentiments. In today’s politically correct environment, where the slightest insult is grounds for suspension or termination, or at least a teary-eyed apology followed by time off at a rehab center, it is still oddly acceptable to accuse people of being Nazi’s, so long as they are conservative, Republican, or have said anything nice about Donald Trump.