A Fox News host is getting called out for making a bizarre and ignorant comparison.
Lara Logan, host of Fox News' Lara Logan Has No Agenda, has been getting called out by politicians and historians alike for making some unsavory and seriously ignorant remarks about Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Dr. Fauci is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and leading expert on the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fauci has been advocating things such as social distancing, mask mandates and vaccine mandates to help stop the transmission and spread of the virus while also limiting the life-threatening risk of contracting COVID-19.
It's understandable, then, when Logan appeared on Fox News Primetime on Monday and compared Fauci to the infamous Nazi doctor Josef Mengele, outraged ensued.
Watch the video of her comments here:
Logan said about Fauci:
“And so, in that moment, what you see on Dr. Fauci, this is what people say to me, that he doesn’t represent science to them, he represents Josef Mengele, the Nazi doctor who did experiments on Jews during the Second World War and in the concentration camps."
“And I am talking about people all across the world are saying this because the response from COVID, what it has done to countries everywhere, what it has done to civil liberties, the suicide rates, the poverty—it has obliterated economies—the level of suffering that has been created because of this disease is now being seen in the cold light of day, i.e. the truth, and people see that there is no justification for what is being done.”
Mengele earned a reputation of being the "angel of death" in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.
Mengele practiced what can only be called medical torture on prisoners at the concentration camp.
Not only did Mengele have the final word on whether incoming prisoners were to be forced into labor or immediately gassed to death, he also ran cruel experiments, such as amputating limbs, extracting organs without anesthesia and forced insemination.
Unfortunately, even after all of the death and unimaginable suffering Mengele caused, he fled the country and escaped punishment for his torturous crimes.
Logan is now getting slammed on social media for comparing a man who is trying to save lives all over the globe to a man who conducted cruel experiments with the goal of proving the supremacy of the Aryan race.
One of the loudest voices criticizing Logan for her remarks comes from the Auschwitz Museum in Poland.
The museum is located on the site of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp where the genocide of 1.1 million mostly Jewish prisoners took place during the Holocaust.
The Auschwitz museum published a tweet that called Logan's remarks “disrespectful to victims” and “a sad symptom of moral and intellectual decline."
The museum stated:
"Exploiting the tragedy of people who became victims of criminal pseudo-medical experiments in Auschwitz in a debate about vaccines, pandemic and people who fight for saving human lives is shameful.”
This is far from the first time the conservative right-wing compared something they find inconvenient to the Holocaust.
Multiple anti-mask and anti-vaccination groups are using and wearing the yellow Star of David patch Jews were forced to wear during the Holocaust to protest the inconvenience of pandemic protocols.
In addition, multiple ultra-conservative politicians, such as Georgia Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, made remarks comparing medical mandates to the Holocaust.
Greene has called out President Joe Biden for using Coronavirus vaccine mandates as "a political tool used to control people." She also tweeted American citizens “don’t need your medical brown shirts showing up at their door ordering vaccinations.”
Just days later, GOP representative Lauren Boebert referred to vaccination providers as "needle Nazis."
Multiple other GOP Representatives such as Kentucky's Thomas Massie and Senate candidate Herschel Walker got slammed for posting memes and pictures comparing vaccination efforts to Nazi fascism, including one image showing vaccine needles arranged into the shape of a swastika.
Twitter users slammed Logan over her false comparison.
The Yad Vashem Holocaust Remembrance Center in Israel also took a strong stance against Logan and her comments.
Yad Vashem chairman Dani Dayan said:
"(Our organization) strongly condemns the use—by both organizations and individuals—of the Holocaust, its images and characters associated with it, to further agendas and causes of any kind that are totally unrelated to the Holocaust."
"Manipulating the Holocaust in this way trivializes the horrific atrocities that were perpetrated, and denigrates the memory of the victims and the survivors."
Logan has not issued an apology for her statements at this time.