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MSNBC host Ed Schultz. Photo by screenshot
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Liberal MSNBC TV and radio host Ed Schultz made his conservative critics very happy when he tweeted on Monday that homosexuals "were really the ones being persecuted in Hitler's Germany."

The tweet was deleted several minutes after it was posted, but by then it had been seen and saved for posterity, enabling critics such as the Tea Party News Network and the Breibart News Network to have a field day.

"Schultz’s revisionism for the sake of pandering to homosexual activists is simply nauseating," TPNN wrote. "While it is certainly true that Hitler’s genocidal regime did target homosexuals, to trivialize the persecution of the Jews is both insensitive and shocking."

"Though it is important to remain mindful that the Holocaust was not exclusively an elimination of Jews and honor all the victims of Hitler’s regime, for Schultz to purposefully skew history in this way is unacceptable and, frankly, too-closely akin to Holocaust denial."

Schultz's tweet was accompanied by an image of a webpage that reported on the thousands of gays that the Nazis reportedly put to death or otherwise interned in the odious death camps.

According to Breibart, Schultz's tweet was provoked by a statement by Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert, comparing the language and tactics of militant gay activists to those of the Nazis.