Fox News Chief Blasts NPR 'Nazis'

(Blog Post) Roger Ailes slams Jon Stewart as a conservative-basher, explains why he rode to Juan Williams’ rescue—and sees NPR as taxpayer-funded propaganda. Part II of Howard Kurtz’s interview. Full Story »

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Jack Dinkmeyer
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by Jack Dinkmeyer - Nov. 22, 2010

Excellent article cutting between second person description and first person quotes in an interview with Roger Ailes, Fox’s head of the right-wing Bogeyman Machine. The piece speaks for itself about the hypocritic nature of right-wing rhetoric. For instance, Ailes, angry about the Juan Williams firing, describes NPR as a bunch Nazis. But when defending O’Reilly’s crack that Dana Milbank should be beheaded, responds that O’Reilly probably shouldn’t have said that. Probably?! Boggles one’s intelligence!

Ailes’ nasty comments about John Stewart hating everything conservative merely confirms Stewart’s excellent intelligence and superb taste. Me thinks Ailes speaks with forked tongue when, angered by NPR's firing of Fox’s token liberal, he kvetched about NPR’s willingness to censor Juan Williams for not being liberal enough. How many moderate Republican incumbents have been chased out of office by right-wingers for “not being conservative enough”? And what would radical right wingers do without “Hitler,” “Nazi,” “Stalin,” or “Communist?”

On Thursday, Ailes apologized to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) for describing NPR brass as “Nazis.” He wrote: “I was of course ad-libbing and should not have chosen that word but I was angry at the time because of NPR’s willingness to censor Juan Williams for not being liberal enough.”

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