It's an old rule of trying to make a point: If you compare someone to the Nazis, you're making a crappy argument.
Hitler, the Nazis, the Holocaust...these are the most inflammatory references you can make. They are pure, distilled evil. So when try to compare something to them, you're really doing two things- you're diminishing the significance of the horror that was the Holocaust and you're making the person you're attacking sound much more important than they are.
Nothing, and I mean nothing, going on in this country in the past half century- even George W. at his worst- compares to what the Nazis did. Not a single thing. We are, after all, talking about the deliberate destruction of six million human beings. What, honestly, can compare to that?
Well, according to Glenn Beck, President Obama's treatment of Fox News compares quite favorably to the Holocaust. Have a look:
When they're done with Fox, and you decide to speak out on something. The
old, "first they came for the Jews, and I wasn't Jewish." When you have a
question, and you believe that something should be asked, they're a -- totally
fine with you right now; they have no problem with you.
When they're done with Fox and talk radio, do you really think they're
going to leave you alone if you want to ask a tough question? Do you really
think that a man who has never had to stand against tough questions and has as
much power as he does -- do you really believe after he takes out the number one
news network, do you really think that this man is then not going to turn on
you? That you and your little organization is going to cause him any hesitation
at all not to take you out?
If you believe that, you should open up a history book, because you've
missed the point of many brutal dictators. You missed the point on how they
Charming, isn't he? Also shameless, pedantic, arrogant, whiny and downright stupid.
But we've come to expect this sort of thing from little Glenny, haven't we?