LAT highlights Media Matters' documentation of Fox News' use of "Nazis" rhetoric
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In a November 18 blog post, Los Angeles Times media writer James Rainey reported that Fox News head Roger Ailes referred to NPR executives as "Nazis," and noted that "[t]he left-leaning media watchdog group, Media Matters, was first to note how Ailes seemed to be echoing Beck, or vice versa."
From the LA Times:
Anyone who has watched Fox News personality Glenn Beck with any regularity has heard warnings of an end of life in America as we know it, specifically a Nazi-style takeover of the government. That could be the eventual end-game, according to Beck, if the big-government policies of the Obama administration go unchecked.
But in an interview this week, it was Beck's Fox News boss, Roger Ailes, embracing the Nazi rhetoric. And this time the target was National Public Radio. Speaking to the Daily Beast's Howard Kurtz, Ailes said NPR's bosses revealed their fascist stripes when they dismissed commentator Juan Williams.
The left-leaning media watchdog group, Media Matters, was first to note how Ailes seemed to be echoing Beck, or vice versa. Media Matters charged: "Fox's 'Nazi' rhetoric also comes straight from the top."
The group's online critique went on to cite the many times Beck has invoked the Nazis in taking on his liberal foes. In one instance last year, the report noted, Beck compared Obama's call for the expansion of the foreign service via a "civilian national security force" to Hitler's SS and brownshirts.