Liberal journalist Jemele Hill stirred another controversy when she said that people were wrong who thought America wasn’t nearly as bad as Nazi Germany.
Hill made the comment in an Aug. 23 Tweet when she wrote, “Been reading Isabel Wilkerson’s new book, ‘Caste,’ and if you were of the opinion that the United States wasn’t nearly as bad as Nazi Germany, how wrong you are. Can’t encourage you enough to read this masterpiece.”
Fox News reported many were critical of Hill’s comment.
Inez Stepman of the Independent Women’s Forum responded on Twitter, according to Fox News.
Stepman tweeted: “As someone whose family lived (and some not) through both Nazi and Communist regimes this is absolutely disgusting and @jemelehill, if you spent one month in a real authoritarian state you would come crying back here to kiss the ground you walked on in the USA.”
Hill has been a frequent critic of police and President Donald Trump.
Atlanta police officers walked off the job after two officers were charged in the June 12 fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks.
On June 20, Hill tweeted, “Let this sink in: The police are extorting their own city because they’re upset that they can’t get away with murder.”
There have been several other controversies involving Hill over the past few years.
In July of 2017, Hill said that former San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick was “historically accurate” when he compared modern day police to the pre-Civil War slave patrols.
In 2017, when Hill urged NFL fans to boycott advertisers of the Dallas Cowboys in 2017, she was suspended by ESPN for two weeks. Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones had said he would bench players who didn’t stand for the National Anthem.
In September of 2017, Hill called President Donald Trump a white supremacist.
In February of 2019, Fox News reported that Hill tweeted, “Nah, She gotta yell: GETCHO HAND OUT OF MY POCKET” when referring to what Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should say during President Trump’s state-of-the-union address.
Fox News reported that that comment was construed as an assassination reference. In the 1992 movie Malcolm X, a man said that phrase to create a diversion so assassins could murder Malcolm X.