This was an absolutely abhorrent and vicious distortion of historical memory and the truth. Contemporary cowardly antifa thugs bear no resemblance or relationship to the heroic allied forces who stormed the beaches at Normandy on June 6, 1944, enduring over ten thousand casualties in this epic assault. By airing this seditious scurrilous lie by the despicable disgraced degenerates at the Lincoln Project, MSNBC’s Brian Williams bears an unmistakable equivalence to his predecessor, Reich Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels in spreading this vicious blood libel.
WILLIAMS: Last thing before we go tonight and important anniversary coming up this weekend, we hope you can take a moment and remember it. It was beyond bold. It was outlandish. Over 150,000 men invading the French coastline under withering German fire to begin their march across Europe where they would go on to win World War II 336 days later.
While others will debate whether or not we could possibly mount such a thing today as broken as we are. There was a time when we save the world from tyranny and fascism. If it wasn`t our finest hour, it`s hard to say what was and the folks at the Lincoln Project are out with a reminder to all.
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Who is Antifa? They stormed the beaches of Normandy, parachuted into the French countryside and gave their lives to face down and fight back against fascism. They took down Nazi machine gun this tore apart the Third Reich strongholds, liberated concentration camps, liberated France, Italy, Belgium, Holland, anywhere Antifa so fascism they fearlessly and relentlessly annihilated.
Fascism was defeated because of patriots like this, proud Americans who knew that the fight against fascists was not simply a battle between opposing nations. It was a war against humanity. A war that isn`t nice but cannot be lost. A war we still fight today. Anti-fascism it`s not a cable news talking point. It`s an American ideal that shouldn`t be memorialized because it was paid for in blood.
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WILLIAMS: The Lincoln Project to take us off the air tonight. That is our broadcast for this Friday evening and for this week with our thanks for being here with us. Have a good weekend unless you have other plans. On behalf of all our colleagues here at the networks of NBC News, good night.
4:19 pm on June 11, 2021 Email Charles Burris