Fox News Chairman Spreads "Nazi" Lies About NPR

Proving that Fox News contributors are fully supported in making absurd claims on air, the network's chairman, Roger Ailes, said in a recent interview that NPR executives are "Nazis."

In the interview with the Daily Beast's Howard Kurtz, Ailes discussed the firing of Juan Williams from NPR for making nasty remarks about Muslims on airplanes making him "nervous." A day after the firing, Williams accepted a $2 million contract from Fox News. Ailes said 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. They don't even feel guilty using tax dollars to spout their propaganda. They are basically Air America with government funding to keep them alive.

Ailes went on to call Jon Stewart "crazy" and say that President Obama's "socialism" is "too far left" for the rest of the world, and that the president has "a different belief system than most Americans."

Ailes has apologized for his comments, but not before the #NPRgoesNazi hashtag went viral on Twitter.

Meanwhile, the GOP's war cry to de-fund NPR after the Juan Williams incident has been shot down by the House.

AlterNet / By Lauren Kelley

Posted at November 19, 2010, 2:05am

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