“I admired Hitler, for instance, because he came from being a little man with almost no formal education up to power. And I admire him for being such a good public speaker and for what he did with it.”
–Arnold Schwarzenegger, On Adolph Hitler c. 1975

Arnold denounced the quote that was published by the New York Times yesterday. According to the story, in a 1975 book proposal by film producer George Butler, Schwarzenegger reportedly expressed his admiration for Hitler.

Also, according to the book transcripts as reported by the Times on Thursday, Butler considered Schwarzenegger to be a “flagrant, outspoken admirer of Hitler,” who also frequently played Nazi marching tunes and “pretended to be an S.S. officer.”

The New York Times essentially confirmed allegations that were made by Butler and the crew of Pumping Iron over 25 years ago. I think it would be a good idea to check out the entire New York Times story for refernce at their site, but you’ll have to register.

Damn, two stories on the same day in the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times. We’re not talking the Enquirer and the Globe here, these are the two most reputable news organizations in the country. Arnold is getting terminated.


  1. Stop playing the race card. He respected that Adolf rose from nothing, like a pheonix, and manipulated a populus of idiots. He did not say he respected how he used the influence over the masses, his beliefs, or his actions. So shut the fuck up and stop being so godamn whinny. For someone that uses his free speech and despises ignorant assholes… your well on your way to becoming one, running right past the core of what he said, failing to try to understand and just looking at what you can complain about.

    Stop being dumb.

    #1 by jj — March 22, 2004 @ 1:34 am

  2. Okay, so, Hitler did have certain . . . talents, but he used them for evil, like a lot of people do. But, I don’t about you, but I don’t wnat someone in politics to say that. Oh, and, secondly, newspapers? Reputable? Newspapers are made to be sold; there are very few publishers these days that put together a paper without thinking about what sells. This is America! Who cares about truth when money is involved?
    . . . and what is truth, anyway? Sorry, I’m going philosophical again.

    #2 by redrabbit — June 15, 2005 @ 8:07 pm

  3. That idiot! Who here would respect Hitler he killed over 60 million people because of their religion!!

    #3 by deeger — February 19, 2008 @ 4:53 pm

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