MSNBC’s Schultz Says Gays ‘Really The Ones Persecuted’ in Nazi Holocaust

Sometimes a celebrity will Tweet something, so blatantly a-historical, something so totally outrageous and insensible, that even they realize how bad it is and will try to delete it right away. But someone will always be there to preserve the evidence.

Well, MSNBC’s Ed Schultz just found out that Twitter is forever when he Tweeted that gays were “really” the ones persecuted during Hitler’s holocaust. Seriously. A guy with a German surname just said that. In public.

The MSNBC host Goodwined himself before anyone else even said a word with a Tweet where he informed the world of who was the “real” target of Hitler’s Final Solution.

“Gay people were really the ones being persecuted in Hitler’s Germany,” Schultz blurted out on his EdShow Twitter feed at ten to 5 PM on May 12.

Schultz accompanied his Tweet with an image of a webpage that reported on the thousands of gays that the Nazis reportedly put to death or otherwise interned in their odious death camps.

Schultz deleted the offensive and historically ignorant Tweet only minutes later, but Twitter user Calle_Elefante took a screen shot of the outrageous message and saved it for the ages.

Now, it is wholly true that the Nazis eliminated thousands of gays during WWII. They also killed thousands of Gypsies, people with physical and mental disabilities, and many, many people from other ethnic groups. The deaths of these people must never be diminished.

But those categories of people were not the principal reason for the Final Solution. Jews were always the prime targets of Hitler’s mass murders. There is simply no logical, legitimate, or moral way to make gays out to be a higher target of the Nazis. If 15,000 gays were killed, this is a crime, without doubt. But this number pales in comparison to the millions of Jews who died at Hitler’s hands.

It is sad to have to put this discussion into terms of such cold, hard numbers–and one would think it would be so obvious that the effort would be unnecessary. But it is an outrage to say that gays were more of a target than Jews in WWII Germany and its occupied areas.

Hitler’s whole horrid history in WWII is a crime against humanity, certainly. Each person terminated in the Nazi death camps was wronged no matter their race, color or creed. But facts are facts. The Jews were “real the ones being persecuted” during the Holocaust, Ed Schultz.


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  • jim_m

    Another Holocaust denier on MSNBC. Shocker.

    • Brucehenry

      yeah they already had Buchanan, didn’t they?

      • warnertoddhuston

        LOL. Zing!

  • Commander_Chico

    I agree totally with Warner. That was some kind of pandering to gays as a core constituency of the Democratic party plus maybe some resentment of Jews. History is history.

  • LiberalNightmare

    Give the guy a break, he’s just trying to keep his TV show.

    • warnertoddhuston

      He never deserved one in the first place.

  • Paul Hooson

    Jews, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Gays, people convicted of petty crimes such as hoarding too many food ration coupons because they were hungry all ended up in concentration camps.

  • Par4Course

    “The death of one man is a tragedy, the death of millions is a statistic.” Joseph Stalin (but this could have been Hitler’s motto, also). The Nazis killed so many, as the bodies piled up, it may have been hard to remember who was killed for what reason. But the Jews were the prime target, as anyone other than Ed Schultz knows. Of course, this is hardly the first time Mr. Schultz has revealed the kind of idiot he is. He should go the way of Keith Olberman.

  • GarandFan

    Come on, it’s Fat Eddie. No actual thought required.

  • Art Scaltrito

    His tremendous girth will eventually cause him to explode.

  • MichaelLaprarie

    General Eisenhower ordered every gruesome detail of the Nazi extermination camps to be photographed and filmed because he said that at some point, people would try to deny that it ever happened. Now we know how prescient Ike really was.

  • arturo

    Hitler’s SA was made up of gay men. And, the Nazis looked quite dashing in their uniforms, fashionably designed by Hugo Boss. All the boys just loved watching them swagger around.

    • Commander_Chico

      Yeah, except the gay SA were killed off in the “Night on the Long Knives” in 1934. That is history, too.

      • arturo

        Yes indeed. Seems like you just can’t trust a Nazi…
        Then he created the SS, with all of those darling black uniforms.

        • Michael Lang

          The SS are the ones who killed the SA, moron.

          • arturo

            You must certainly be a “liberal”. Incapable of commenting without adding an insult.

            I suppose however, you really loved those darling black uniforms, whether I’m a moron or not.

          • Michael Lang

            Your really an imbecile.

          • arturo

            “You’re” an imbicile, not “your” [sic] an imbicile. LOL!!!!

            I bet you would look just darling in one of those little black Nazi numbers…