Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by mikey, Aug 23, 2006.
First of all your thread title should begin with OT:. Second I find it really annoying when people post links to articles with no excerpts, summary of what the article says or comments on it.
It's also Old news,that he's apologised for
It seems like once someone explained to him how hurtful and insensitive such a comparison and remark was he quickly apologized.
Some people would neve apologize for such an insensitive comment so I give him credit for his apology.
If he continues to make these remarks over and over in the future, now knowing how much pain he causes so many by minimizing the Holocaust, I'd be the first to blast him as the lowest of all lowlifes - but it seems like he's sincerely contrite so I think everyone will let it slide.
He didn't say Mike Nolan was Hitler. I hate when people say this. He said he's a dictator, LIKE he's Hitler.
He did ADD his comments on it since the TITLE of his thread has NOTHING to do with what Barlow said. mikey put his opinion and own spin on it as Barlow said, "like he's a dictator, like he's Hitler. People are scared of him." ( about Nolan) He NEVER said Nolan IS Hitler. Which has a very different connatation to it. I don't think anyone should use Hitler as a personality example ever since it is always in bad taste, but people really need to get off the PC bus it gets silly. By most accounts Barlow is pretty much a jacka**, but I think a basic apology for using the wrong person as a comparision is more than enough.
Yup - the guy apologized - and it was a sincere apology - he's not the brightest bulb and didn't fully realize what he was saying - I hope the media stops the witch hunt there
With the possible exception of mikey, I don't think anyone took Barlow's comments to mean that he actually thought "Nolan IS Hitler" - as if they are one and the same person
(....that Hitler evaded death, and somehow worked his way from Germany to Argentina, got a facelift, cheated old age, took a career in the coaching ranks of the NFL and now Barlow is the brave soul to blow the whistle on this amazing conspiracy...)
It's very offensive to a great number of people who's families have been ravaged by the Holocaust that anyone would compare a coach or even a political opponent to a genocidal maniac who systematically killed 6 million people, seeking to eradicate a people from the face of the earth
This is why the Anti-Defamation League has a very strong policy about such rhetoric and why I often rail against a certain Patsfans member who has "mistakenly" posted such rhetoric in this Football Forum on numerous occasions
what i dont understand is why Barlow is angry for leaving the 49ers. Who actually wants to remain on that team?
What surprised me was that the story was about Nolan at all. I had no idea he was so strict. The headline I read said something like Former player Compares Coach to Hitler and I thought someone must be complaining about Tom Coughlin or something.
I don't think there's ever been any other member who has had one - let alone dozens - of "mistaken" political threads posted in the football forum.
Of course I'm pretty passionate about this issue - yet I still feel like Barlow definately gets points in my book for recognizing how his remarks hurt people and apologizing.
I don't think he's going to make the same mistake twice. It takes a particular type of lowlife scum to be purposefully mean and hateful in that way and it seems clear that Barlow did not know what he was doing or how the Anti-Defamation League has been so vocal in urging an end to this type of rhetoric out of respect to Holocaust victims and their families.
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