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NYT's Maggie Haberman Suggests Trump Playing 'Edelweiss' at White House Has Some Sinister Meaning
PJ Media ^ | 4/19/19

Posted on 04/21/2019 10:20:09 AM PDT by Impala64ssa

The latest attempt to brand Trump a Nazi has two American artists rolling over in their graves.

On Thursday, a New York Post reporter tweeted that President Donald Trump played the song "Edelweiss" at the White House. The New York Times's White House correspondent, Maggie Haberman, suggested the song was a Nazi anthem, inspiring rightful backlash on Twitter. She seemed to stick with this false view, even after she was called out on it.

"'Edelweiss' was being played as we walked into the [White House]," Nikki Schwab, the Post reporter, tweeted.

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“Edelweiss” was being played as we walked into the @WhiteHouse

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Flabbergasted, Haberman responded, "Does...anyone at that White House understand the significance of that song?"

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Does...anyone at that White House understand the significance of that song?

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“Edelweiss” was being played as we walked into the @WhiteHouse

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This tweet suggested that Trump was outing himself as pro-Nazi by playing the song at the White House.

When Ben Shapiro responded with a mocking tweet, Haberman doubled down, saying, "So you're going with no, then."

Twitter screenshot of Maggie Haberman's response to Ben Shapiro.

As National Review's Alexandra DeSanctis noted, "Edelweiss" originated in The Sound of Music (1965), an American musical about the ravages of the Nazi rise to power in Austria. The song was a tribute to pre-Nazi Austria and a rebuke to the Nazis.

Where did Haberman get the idea that the song supports Nazis? The answer may lie with Amazon's hit show The Man in the High Castle. That show repurposed "Edelweiss" as a creepy lament — in an alternate universe where the Nazis win World War II and conquer a third of America.

Amazon's recasting of the song was a brilliant artistic move, and it gives extra heft to the show's opening credits. But it may have convinced viewers that "Edelweiss" is a pro-Nazi song, rather than an anti-Nazi one. Indeed, it is plausible that Haberman's outrage at Trump playing the song is the result of Amazon's show.

The Washington Examiner's Seth Mandel noted this connection.

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They think Edelweiss is a Nazi anthem because it's on a TV show that has Nazis and they're also speed reading a super important report into presidential misconduct and you can absolutely trust their judgment and their depth and breadth of knowledge

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Mainstream press insinuating that “Edelweiss” is a Nazi anthem because the WH played it has me so much more annoyed right now than the left-wing spin on the report. The more I think about it the more irritated I get. It’s the perfect example of what’s wrong with our media.

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The Daily Wire's Elisha Krauss said Rodgers and Hammerstein may be "rolling over in their graves."

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Has no one ever seen the Sound of Music?????? Edelweiss is like the Austrian's rallying cry AGAINST the Nazis... It's like the Von Trapp Family's anthem AGAINST the Nazis... Are Rodgers and Hammerstein rolling over in their graves???

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Naturally, Haberman is distracted by the Mueller report. Even so, she should have known better.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: edelweiss; haberman; maggiehaberman; nazi; tds; trump
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Video and tweets at link. When our lovely daughter was a child my parents gave her a music box thay plays Eidelweiss they bought while visiting Austria on a European vacation. Who knew it was a nazi anthem? What would we be without Maggie Haberman's wise insights?
1 posted on 04/21/2019 10:20:09 AM PDT by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa

So, “The Man In The High Castle” needs to change it’s theme song now?


2 posted on 04/21/2019 10:21:16 AM PDT by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: Impala64ssa
It's sad to find out that Christopher Plummer was actually a Nazi in The Sound Of Music...
3 posted on 04/21/2019 10:22:20 AM PDT by an amused spectator (Mitt Romney, Chuck Schumer's p*ssboy)
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To: Impala64ssa

The Sound of Music was a Pro-Nazi film?
These propaganda nuts are loosing their minds.


4 posted on 04/21/2019 10:23:08 AM PDT by Zathras
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To: Impala64ssa

re: “Who knew it was a nazi anthem?”

Apparently, every member of the American MSM/’press’. It’s like it was a “dog whistle”, SOMETHING only they could hear, or perceive, or something.

This, itself, is VERY disturbing ...


5 posted on 04/21/2019 10:23:24 AM PDT by _Jim (Save babies)
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To: Impala64ssa
What would we be without Maggie Haberman's wise insights?

Mags Haberman:

"Was it over when the Nazis bombed Pearl Harbor?!!?!"

6 posted on 04/21/2019 10:23:48 AM PDT by an amused spectator (Mitt Romney, Chuck Schumer's p*ssboy)
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To: Impala64ssa

Yeah, but Kurt Waldheim was from Austria, so that makes Julie Andrews a Nazi or something.


7 posted on 04/21/2019 10:25:35 AM PDT by wrcase
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To: Impala64ssa

Trump and his family were escaping the modern day Nazis. It was entirely appropriate to play considering the role the press played during the Mueller investigation.


8 posted on 04/21/2019 10:27:38 AM PDT by Textide (Lord, grant that I may always be right, for thou knowest I am hard to turn. ~ Scotch-Irish prayer)
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To: Impala64ssa

Not to put too fine a point on it, the song was written for the 1959 Stage production of Sound of Music, pre-dating the movie by a few years.

The funniest thing about this is the thought that Trump gives input into the Muzak played in the White House.

I pray to God my President has more important things to do with his time—and if he doesn’t, he should be on the golf course.


9 posted on 04/21/2019 10:30:32 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (If we get Medicare for all, will we have to show IDs for service?)
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To: an amused spectator

‘It’s sad to find out that Christopher Plummer was actually a Nazi in The Sound Of Music...’

it was sad to see Plummer’s great acting ability muffled in The Sound of Music...


10 posted on 04/21/2019 10:33:14 AM PDT by IrishBrigade
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To: Impala64ssa

Outside of being ignorant of the original context of the song, they are also ignorant of the fact that Rodgers and Hammerstein were Jews.


11 posted on 04/21/2019 10:33:55 AM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog.)
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To: Impala64ssa

ANY song that Trump would play would have a sinister meaning to the Left. And if Trump played no song at all? Well, that would have a sinister meaning too.


12 posted on 04/21/2019 10:37:49 AM PDT by Leaning Right (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: Textide
Some satirical website claimed the Trump Administration is seeking to deport the descendants of the vonTrapp family back to Austria. What's scary is the comments, many people actually believe it.
13 posted on 04/21/2019 10:42:54 AM PDT by Impala64ssa (Virtue signalling is no virtue)
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So, “The Man In The High Castle” needs to change it’s theme song now?

When the show started with Edelweiss, I thought it was a very old German folk song that Rodgers & Hammerstein had rearranged for Sound Of Music.

I was surprised (but shouldn't have been) that it was wholly original for the play.

Hey....but at least I checked!

14 posted on 04/21/2019 10:43:16 AM PDT by eddie willers
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Outside of being ignorant of the original context of the song, they are also ignorant of the fact that Rodgers and Hammerstein were Jews.

So were all of the "Germans" on Hogan's Heroes.

15 posted on 04/21/2019 10:45:34 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: Impala64ssa

Well there was a German U-Boat known as “The Edelweiss Boat”. It had a flower painted on the conning tower. Those crafty Germans knew it would be in the movie.


16 posted on 04/21/2019 10:50:01 AM PDT by yarddog
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You mean it wasn't hitlur's lullaby? 🙀😹
17 posted on 04/21/2019 10:54:58 AM PDT by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: Impala64ssa

Operation Edelweiss was the German attack on the Caucasus Mountains, so therefore Nazi and Russians. < /braindead liberal mode>


18 posted on 04/21/2019 10:59:09 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Leave the job, leave the clearance. It should be the same rule for the Swamp as for everyone else.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Anyone who has seen “The Sound of Music” knows that this song was an anthem IN DEFIANCE of the nazis.


19 posted on 04/21/2019 11:04:37 AM PDT by left that other site (For America to have CONFIDENCE in our future, we must have PRIDE in our HISTORY... DJT)
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To: Impala64ssa
Does...anyone at that White House understand the significance of that song?

Apparently Maggie doesn’t.

20 posted on 04/21/2019 11:05:23 AM PDT by windsorknot
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