Last month right-wing blogger Mike Vanderboegh accepted the "David and Goliath Award" for "intrepid" investigative journalism from Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (JPFO). The now-award winning "journalist" spent the past few days repeatedly posting a photoshopped image of Attorney General Eric Holder dressed in a Nazi officer's uniform.
Apparently having even a modicum of taste isn't part of JPFO's idea of award-winning journalism.
Vanderboegh is most well known for encouraging people to throw bricks through the windows of Democratic offices and has been featured on Fox News in recent months. Beyond his call to vandalism, Vanderboegh has a history of activism with militias, the extremist "three percenters," and the Minutemen border vigilante group, and has promoted Oklahoma City bombing conspiracy theories.
Vanderboegh is clearly a big fan of Photoshop. This weekend's Holder photo is based on a photo Wehrmacht Field Marshall Friedrich von Paulus with an Iron Cross across the neck and the Nazi's Third Reich symbol of an eagle atop a swastika pinned to his chest. He's also posted a picture of former Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives chief Ken Melson at the Nuremberg war crime tribunals.
Roger Ailes, Glenn Beck and Bill O'Reilly have all likened opponents to Nazis. Maybe Vanderboegh is auditioning to be a regular Fox News correspondent.