Bill O’Reilly Will Not Stand for Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Hitler Bashing

Thursday evening in Bill O’Reilly’s “Talking Points Memo” segment, the loud Fox News host laid into Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz for criticizing Marco Rubio for attending a fundraiser the day before the holy day of Yom Kippur at the Dallas, Texas home of a man who has some Hitler artifacts laying around as artwork. Even Rep. Trey Gowdy, who was scheduled to also headline the event, got cold feet and pulled out at the last minute.

“Holding an event in a house featuring the artwork and signed autobiography of a man who dedicated his life to extinguishing the Jewish people is the height of insensitivity and indifference,” Wasserman Schultz wrote in a release from the DNC earlier this week.

The home in question is owned by Harlan Crow, who has among his other collectables, a painting by Adolf Hitler, a signed copy of Hitler’s autobiography Mein Kampf, as well as a set of bed linens once used by Hilter. O’Reilly told his audience he has been to that home and has also seen numerous other things such as letters by Thomas Jefferson, paintings by Winston Churchill and Dwight Eisenhower, and statues of Fidel Castro and Vladimir Lenin. It wasn’t just the Hitler stuff.

It reminds me of the film American Beauty where Ricky explains to his girlfriend that there are many people who collect Nazi memorabilia, “But my dad just has this one thing.” As if that one thing isn’t as bad as people who actually collect it.

O’Reilly basically called for Wasserman Schultz’s head: “She has shamed herself and her party,” he said, adding, “she should immediately resign.”

Senator Marco Rubio echoed the sentiment when he appeared later on the show swearing Crow was “not a Nazi sympathizer,” and claiming that Wasserman Schultz’s support for the Iran nuclear deal is worse than Crow’s collection of Hitler memorabilia.

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Here’s the fun part about this: For all of Bill O’Reilly’s vapors over Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s statement, he’s been known to use Nazi references when talking about democrats and the President himself. Here is one:


If that isn’t enough, Media Matters has a nice list of Hitler/Nazi comparisons to the left and to President Obama. So, I guess you have to ask, is it worse for people like Bill O’Reilly to compare someone to a Nazi or to Hitler or to actually have a fundraiser at someone’s house with a bunch of Hitler memorabilia? Let’s be honest, neither is good, and both come out of the GOP.

Stay classy.

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