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Nolte: NYT’s Maggie Haberman Suggests White House Played Pro-Nazi Anthem ‘Edelweiss’

Senior political writer at Politico Maggie Haberman speaks during the Free-For-All Media on the Camaign Trail Panel at New York Magazine's Election Issue event at the Morgan Library & Museum on October 18, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for New York Magazine)
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JOHN NOLTE

Far-left New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman suggested the song Edelweiss was a pro-Nazi anthem while it played at the White House.

After reporter Nikki Schwab tweeted out that the Marine Corps Band played Edelweiss at a White House event Thursday, Haberman flipped out.

“Does…anyone at that White House understand the significance of that song?” she tweeted.

And with a single tweet Haberman once again managed to expose her reactionary ignorance, her lack of news judgment, and her full-tilt bias when it comes to President Trump — as though he personally picks out the songs played by the Marine Corps Band and tried to sneak in a little of the ole’ white power.

Eventually embarrassed over her neurotic alarmism, in subsequent tweets, Haberman pretended she was only “reporting.” But what she never did, because she couldn’t after learning the easily Google-able truth, was explain why she tweeted out the following question…

“Does…anyone at that White House understand the significance of that song?”

Well, obviously, Haberman knows something about the “significance of that song” and is now refusing to enlighten the rest of us.

Obviously, she believes she knows something the White House doesn’t about the  “significance of that song,” but she won’t tell us — you know, because she’s “just reporting.”

Thankfully, all kinds of everyday Americans who never attended a capital “J” Journalism School were able to figure what she believes the “significance of that song” is and then they pointed and laughed at her. And I agree with them…

Haberman, who is as bubbled, dishonest, and shallow of a personality as I’ve ever come across, is probably unaware of the fact that pop culture existed prior to the 1994 premiere of the sitcom Friends. So in her uninformed mind, she only connects the song Edelweiss to Amazon’s (disappointing) water cooler show, The Man In the High Castle,” a sci-fi drama set in an alternate universe where the Nazis (and Japan) won World War II and now occupy America.

A foreboding version of Edelweiss sung in a child’s voice plays over the show’s opening credits.

And so it is not difficult at all to picture the uptight Haberman’s paranoid brain feverishly connecting the sinister dots:

Edelweiss.

Edelweiss!!!

Man In the High Castle!

Nazis!

NAZIS!

NAAAAAAAAAAAAAZIS!

Orange Man Bad!

Must.

Tweet.

Must tweet!

Gotcha!

Gotcha Bad Orange Man!

What is this Sound of Music these people speak of?

Other than being a lovely song that sounds as though it was written a hundred years earlier, other than being an iconic tune that brings people (well, normal people) back to the innocence of watching The Sound of Music with their parents, Edelweiss is a brilliantly subversive anti-Nazi tune penned by two German Jews, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, for their 1959 Broadway smash The Sound of Music.

For the pop culture-impaired, The Sound of Music tells the true story of the von Trapp family, a family of singers persecuted by the Nazis in occupied Austria after their patriarch, Col. Georg von Trapp, a World War I German naval hero, refused to fight for Nazis. After losing his fortune, his talented family made a living performing songs throughout Europe before eventually escaping to America.

The von Trapp family story inspired The Sound of Music and the song Edelweiss, which is a total show-stopper, is the family’s patriotic goodbye to their homeland before they flee. The physical  edelweiss is Austria’s national flower, a beautiful and resilient thing:

Edelweiss Edelweiss
Every morning you greet me
Small and white
Clean and bright
You look happy to meet me

Blossom of snow may you bloom and grow
Bloom and grow forever
Edelweiss Edelweiss
Bless my homeland forever

And I call it a show-stopper because as quiet as Edelweiss is, the second and final time it is sung in the film, it is used as a blistering rebuke of Nazis and Nazism, one man’s lone defiance of a monstrous ideology before he is joined by the rest of his countrymen.

Watch for yourself:

As far as The Man In the High Castle, all the creators of that show did was transfer the sentiment and message of Edelweiss to a fictional American resistance fighting their Nazi occupiers.

So how could a New York Times reporter be this  ignorant, this reactionary and not even bother to Google the facts prior to tweeting out something that has only made her a bigger national joke than she already is.

All I know is this… Maggie Haberman literally allowed the Hillary Clinton campaign to tie her up with a rope, and there is nothing normal about that kind of behavior.

Last year, Haberman promised to “pull back” from Twitter — another lie. But that’s a good thing. Twitter has been vital in exposing who those in the fake news media really are.

Let me close by again asking Haberman to enlighten us about the “significance of that song.”

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