Wiesenthal Center condemns Madonna's comparison of McCain to Hitler

A video that appears as part of Madonna's new stage show was criticized by the Simon Wiesenthal Center on Monday, for "unfairly" comparing Republican presidential candidate John McCain to Hitler. In a statement, the dean and founder of the Jewish human rights organization Rabbi Marvin Hier called the pop star's comparison "beyond the pale, and an insult to all Americans, Democrats as well as Republicans." "There ought to be no place in the political and social discourse of American culture for such deliberate distortions and lies sure to be viewed by hundreds of thousands of young people around the world," the statement added.