COLUMBUS, OH (wtbblue.com) – State Board of Education President and Cincinnati Republican Debe Terhar is defending a photo of Adolf Hitler that she shared on Facebook.
According to the Columbus Dispatch, Debe Terhar shared a photo from the “Uncle Sam”s Misguided Children” Facebook page that depicted Adolf Hitler and the caption, “Never forget what this tyrant said, “To conquer a nation first disarm its citizens.””
To my “friends” on Facebook. I received a photo that had a quote attributed to a tyrant. The quote referred to gun control. It is a hot button issue today. I did not research to check that the quote was accurate. Not sure everyone does, but in this case I did not. I also made no comment on the re-post. Someone took offense to it and apparently believed that I was making a comparison to an individual. I was not, it was the words in the “quote” that was the focus. This “friend” took a screenshot of it and sent it to the Columbus Dispatch. I reposted a picture, made no comment. It will be great to stay caught up on what everyone is doing in their lives but I will no longer re-post anything sent to me. Have a great day.
In our commitment to balanced news, we reached out to Terhar and she issued the following statement to wtbblue.com:
“I did not compare our President to Adolph Hitler. Like millions of Facebook users, I simply shared a photograph on Facebook posted by another person. I regret the consequences of carelessly sharing that picture and I will be more selective in my use of social media in the future. I am committed to improving the quality of education for Ohio”s children and will continue to work tirelessly to achieve that goal.”
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