Via Tim Blair. the Sydney Morning Herald reports:
Remarks comparing the federal government to the Nazi party are offensive and hurtful, new federal Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus says. Coalition frontbencher Christopher Pyne on Sunday said the federal government was unravelling like Hitler’s government in the movie DownfallThe Downfall parody videos were so offensive and hurtful the Sydney Morning Herald thought fito to show them on its own website. Here's 'Downfall' with Kevin Rudd (Hat Tip - SMH). Also in the Canberra Times.
Mark Dreyfus, is absolutely correct that comparisons to Hitler are offensive and hurtful. The throwing around of the term, e.g. 'grammar Nazis', 'lane nazis' (at the local swimming pool) and so forth are devaluing the significance of the Holocaust and what the Nazis represented. Then again, he doesn't know his memes.