- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 21, 2014

A Connecticut mayor is demanding a Facebook group be disbanded and a photo be removed that compares him to Adolf Hitler.

The photo in question was posted in the Whale Tales Facebook page by an anonymous poster. Group administer Kathleen Mitchell said a number of New London city employees and board members write anonymously for Whale Tales, The Day newspaper reported.

The photo compared Mayor Daryl Justin Finizio’s speaking skills to those of the Nazi leader’s.

“I understand the intent of it. It compared Daryl’s oratory skills and skill at manipulating an audience (to Hitler’s),” Miss Mitchell told The Day. “He’s a dynamic speaker.”

Mr. Finizio said in a Facebook post Sunday that the photo, which referred to him as Adolph Fibnizio, “should shock the conscience of every New Londoner.”

“This kind of venomous political discourse poisons our community. Comparisons to Nazi-ism are clearly outside the boundaries of acceptable behavior,” he wrote.

Mr. Finizio called on the page’s organizers to disband the Facebook group and for politicians who have received support from the page to denounce the posting, otherwise they are “condoning this type of behavior,” he said, The Day reported.

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