Mainstream Media Scream: Tony Kornheiser links Arizona to Nazi Germany

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This week's Mainstream Media Scream features sports analyst and former Washington Post columnist Tony Kornheiser comparing Arizona to Nazi Germany during his show on ESPN, "Pardon the Interruption."

Said Kornheiser:

Arizona has become, in recent years, the most recalcitrant backward-looking state in the country when it comes to social change. They were the last to ratify Martin Luther King Day as a holiday. They have this bill which enabled police to stop somebody and say, "Because we think you’re an illegal alien." And now you have this, with gay people. How are they supposed to be identified? Should they wear a yellow star, because my people went through that at one point.

Media Research Center Vice President of Research Brent Baker explains our pick: “No place is safe from liberal hyperbole, not even a sports show. It figures it would take a Washington Post veteran to interject politics, but the comparison is too ludicrous to take seriously.”

Rating: Four out of five screams.

Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at pbedard@washingtonexaminer.com.