Magazine June 2, 2014, Issue

The Tolerance that Dare Not Speak Its Name

People tweet all sorts of things, and the brisk snap-and-crackle of the medium means you sometimes don’t phrase them as elegantly as you might. So it’s possible that the keen intellect of Ed Schultz, the MSNBC evening bleater, didn’t quite mean it when he tweeted a picture of a piece of text that said “between 5,000 and 15,000 gay men were interned in concentration camps in Nazi Germany,” and added what seems to be a new twist on Holocaust studies:

“Gay people were really the ones being persecuted in Hitler’s Germany. #edshow”

It’s hard to believe he thinks that the godless mechanism

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