Stewart Smacks Fox Over Nazi Hypocrisy

Fox News shouldn't be outraged over Nazi comparisons, says Daily Show host

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 25, 2011 10:13 AM CST
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via Email

(Newser) – When Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen recently compared his political opponents to Nazis—Joseph Goebbels in particular—no media outlet was more outraged than Fox News. Most notably, host Megyn Kelly argued with her guest, Democratic strategist Richard Socarides, when he pointed out that none other than Fox News often makes those very same Nazi comparisons. But Jon Stewart has news for Kelly: Socarides is right, and Stewart proved it last night.

"Finding people on Fox News making Nazi comparisons is too easy," he complained, after having no trouble whipping up clips from as far back as December 2005. So how about a challenge? He dredged up clips of someone making a Nazi comparison within 24 hours of Kelly's comment (Glenn Beck), someone making nearly the same Goebbels reference Cohen did (Bill O'Reilly in 2007), Roger Ailes making an explicit Nazi comparison, and the pièce de résistance: Someone making a Nazi reference ... on Kelly's own show. Watch the video to see it play out.

Loading... Please wait
To report an error on this story, notify our editors.