Ed Schultz came under fire on Monday for reportedly sending out a tweet that appeared to emphasize how gay people were persecuted during the Holocaust, giving the impression they were the ones who were “really” the ones being persecuted.
Here’s the alleged tweet in question:
— Elefante (@Calle_Elefante) May 12, 2014
Mediaite has not independently confirmed the authenticity of the tweet, which was picked up by a number of conservative sites, the point of contention being that Schultz emphasized how gays were persecuted by the Nazis and downplaying the horrors endured by the Jews.
The Drudge Report picked up on the news, and conservative reactions poured in on Twitter. Here’s some of the reaction:
MSNBC HOST: Gays 'really the ones being persecuted in Hitler's Germany'… http://t.co/g7kXpfdc7b
— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) May 13, 2014
Waiting for Ed Schultz to explain that Irish indentured servants were the real victims of slavery.
— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) May 12, 2014
Ed Schultz partly right: effeminate gays were persecuted, by hyper-masculine Nazi gay Stormtroopers. http://t.co/23q4OF6Cwx
— Bryan Fischer (@BryanJFischer) May 13, 2014
I didn't think Ed could seem less unstable than when he threatened to burn down 30 Rock. Then gays totes had the Holocaust worst! came along
— LilMissRightie (@LilMissRightie) May 12, 2014
— Jacki Barron (@PatriotJackiB) May 12, 2014
— Ben Howe (@BenHowe) May 12, 2014
And aside from a report on Talking Points Memo about the outcry, the reported tweet did not get much play from non-conservative news outlets and commentators.
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