John Hinderaker spots this disgusting moment from Tom Brokaw, which to his credit, President Obama backpedaled quickly away from:
Much has been made of President Obama’s “on the other hand” transition, in his speech yesterday, from the Holocaust to the travails of the Palestinians. Some thought that he implied a kind of equivalence. But the appalling Tom Brokaw reminded us that it could have been worse when he asked Obama about his visit to Buchenwald on the Today Show this morning:
BROKAW: What can the Israelis learn from your visit to Buchenwald? And what should they be thinking about their treatment of Palestinians?
Unbelievable. Obama, to his credit, squelched the analogy:
OBAMA: Well, look, there’s no equivalency here.
Just another day at the GE networks.
Update: Allahpundit adds:
I thought, or rather hoped, that Powerline was kidding. Nope. You’ll find the exchange here, around 4:05. (Obama thankfully rejects the analogy.) For added disgust, note that this interview was conducted in Dresden, ground zero of the neo-Nazi revisionist movement to draw moral equivalence between Nazi atrocities and Allied bombings of German cities. You’ll fit right in at MSNBC, Tom.
A key moment in shaping the left’s current perception of Dresden was the first book by Holocaust denier David Irving No word yet if Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is a fan.