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Here’s how the New York Times reported Mussolini’s rise to power 100 years ago

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The Times is HORRIFIED by Giorgia Meloni’s victory, screaming that it harks back to the swift ascent of Mussolini—which, back then, THRILLED the New York Times

Here’s how the Times (along with all the rest of “our free press”) has framed the news from Italy—in a story using the words “fascism” or “fascist” 27 times:

Giorgia Meloni Wins Voting in Italy, in Breakthrough for Europe’s Hard Right

September 25, 2022

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Here’s how the Times reported Mussolini’s victory 100 years ago:



Scholar and Editor, Self Taught, Is Premier at Thirty-Eight


Spectre of a Bolshevik Government Led Him to Organize Fascisti and Upset Cabinet.

By Alice Rohe

November 5, 1922

EVERYTHING is possible in Italy. The speaker was Benite [sic] Mussolini, the new Italian Premier; the place was Rome; the time— just the other day. Since then his words have become reality. He has been swept into the seats of the mighty on that overpowering wave of Fascismo. Just as Fascismo is a political phenomenon without parallel in history, so is Mussolini a leader without precedent. He is the political phenomenon of modern Italy, risen like a flame from the ashes of her cumbersome, confusing, parasite-covered bureaucratic régime.

To interview Benito Mussolini is not only to interview Italy’s “Man of the Hour,” but Italy’s “Man of Tomorrow.” He is that person, to the lack of whom Italy has long attributed her political misfortune—a strong man.

Mussolini has brought into the Italian situation that which it has lacked, and his achievements are proof of which discipline and organization, guided by an indomitable will, personal fearlessness, profound learning, straight thinking, [and] direct action can do.

For the full half-page article, including an adulatory photo of Il Duce:


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