On Thursday, mainstream media network CNN released a story which compared American ICE agents to Nazis during the Holocaust.
The article, which covers a Jewish woman who is hiding a Catholic family of illegal aliens in the United States, likens U.S. immigration officers to Nazi Gestapo agents, and is now receiving backlash after offending readers.
A Jewish woman heard an undocumented immigrant and her two daughters were on the run from ICE. Driven by thoughts of the Holocaust, she risked her own comfort to offer them shelter. https://t.co/l4fLAwW11W pic.twitter.com/swxNCuGzg8
— CNN (@CNN) March 15, 2018
Offended readers and viewers took to social media, where they had some harsh words for CNN, including “despicable” and “disgraceful.”
How you dare to even compare these is beyond me. Holocaust victims had a right to fear… Death. Illegal immigrants are running from the law. A new lower level of despicable that you have reached. You never cease to amaze.
— Jeanne Boutilier (@mtnest11) March 15, 2018
Many people pointed out that the comparison between illegal aliens, who are willfully violating lawful immigration policy, and Holocaust victims, who were murdered by their own government, is fundamentally wrong.
That CNN would compare an illegal alien family avoiding lawful deportation with the horrors of the Holocaust is absolutely despicable.
— Brittany Hughes (@RealBrittHughes) March 15, 2018
CNN wins the award for belittling the holocaust and victims of the Nazi regime.
— LJ (@strohsfan) March 15, 2018
Comparing the Holocaust, in which 1.5 million children were taken from their families and murdered in the most cruel ways to lawful deportation efforts of illegal aliens in America is simply disgraceful.
— Michael A. Koplen (@MichaelAKoplen) March 15, 2018
Despite the outrage and backlash from its readers, CNN has, as of yet, issued no statement, and the article remains published.