A shocking and strongly worded advertisement placed in The New York Times and signed by "A. Hitler" has compared MoveOn.org to President Bush. All sides are now offended.
The full page ad was at first misplaced by Times staff, and found just yesterday under copies of book manuscripts Jayson Blair was working on before he got fired, including "The Old Man and the Sea" and "Un-Civil War: My Firsthand Account of the Battle of Antietam."
The ad ran in this morning's edition of the paper.
In the advertisement, Hitler writes, "you morons don't know what real evil is. MoveOn.org has compared Bush to me, when in fact MoveOn.org has a lot more in common with Bush than he does with me, and vice versa ... hold on, I'm getting myself mixed up."
Hitler's ad continues, "In fact, none of you hyperbolizing pinheads are as evil as me... probably the closest things you have are Carrottop and Bryant Gumbel, but they're still miles away from the hellborn monstrosity that I am."
It's not known if the ad is a hoax, or if somehow Hitler himself has managed to reach out from his seat on the end of Satan's fork at the Hades Bar & Grill to compare MoveOn.org to Bush.
Hitler's blurb has for now put a stop to MoveOn.org's comparisons of Bush to Hitler. Bush fans are also putting on hold plans to compare MoveOn.org to Stalin while both organizations try to figure out how to counter the fact that they're now being compared to each other by Hitler, who was the object of the original comparison.
For now, everyone's just plain confused.