Jon Stewart: ‘Fox News 24-Hour Nazi Party People’ (Video)
January 25, 2011
(ChattahBox Politico News)— As only Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart can do, he hilariously skewered Fox News host Megyn Kelly’s mendacious claim that her network does not regularly invoke Nazism to smear political opponents. It took Stewart and his Daily Show crack staff all of five-seconds to find numerous instances of Nazi rhetoric used by Fox News commentators Glenn Beck and Bill O’Reilly, including just a few hours after Kelly made her absurd claim. Stewart also found a clip of regular Fox News contributor Bernie Goldberg making a Nazi reference directly to Kelly on her own show. And for the pièce de résistance: the President of Fox News, Roger Ailes smeared National Public Radio, as “the left wing of Nazism,” whatever that means.
Kelly made her ludicrous hypocritical claims on Fox News’ America Live, in response to remarks made by her guest, Equality Matters’ President Richard Socarides, who correctly charged that Fox News regularly invokes Nazi references to attack political opponents.
“I don’t know if you sit and watch our programming every night, but I watch it every day and you’re wrong,” declared Kelly.
Kelly and Socarides were discussing the recent Nazi reference used by Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) to compare Republican lies about the health reform law to the tactics used by Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels.
In response to Cohen’s remarks, the Fox News commentators expressed outrage. But Stewart quickly pierced their fake outrage, as he played clip after clip of all Nazis all the time at the Fox News Network. Or in Stewart’s words, Fox News, the “24-hour Nazi Party People.”
Just three-and-a-half hours after Kelly claimed that “I watch it every day and you’re wrong,” Glenn Beck trotted out his usual comparison of progressives to Nazis.
“I know the progressives are using progressive tactics. They’re not using Nazi tactics. The real answer is the Nazis were using early-American progressive tactics. And that’s not my opinion that’s historic fact, said Beck.
Stewart quipped, Beck should know, because he’s been “drawing wrong conclusions from historic facts for years.”
Nope, no Nazi references here, move along people. Megyn Kelly apparently watches Fox News blindfolded with the sound turned off.
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