In a November 19 article, NPR reports that while Fox News chief Roger Ailes has apologized to the head of the American Defamation League for calling NPR executives "Nazis," he "has not apologized to NPR executives for calling them Nazis." Ailes has since said that he should have called NPR executives "nasty inflexible bigot[s]," rather than "Nazis." From NPR:
But in the piece published Thursday, Ailes spoke of NPR executives: "They are, of course, Nazis. They have a kind of Nazi attitude. They are the left wing of Nazism. These guys don't want any other point of view."
In a letter Thursday to a top official of the Anti-Defamation League, Ailes apologized. He said he should have instead said "nasty inflexible bigot."
But Ailes also wrote he was upset at two rabbis who complained about Fox host Glenn Beck for repeatedly comparing his own rhetorical targets to Nazis.
Both NPR and Fox News say Ailes has not apologized to NPR executives for calling them Nazis.