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
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(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.

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weekendofsound
Jan 25, 2011 7:11 PM CST
Well, Stewart is obviously a Nazi for making valid points against Fox News, who are clearly the great liberators of the news world.
Your-Average-Joe
Jan 25, 2011 1:40 PM CST
No surprise here, not the first and most certainly not the last time this so called "fair and balanced"channel has been caught red handed using their OWN talking heads, telling blatant lie's trying to shape public opinion to suit Grandpa's Old Party's agenda. Sad thing is, the sheeple that watch this channel believe every word as if it were the gospel truth, with out even verify it with other network channels. Let alone doing some basic Google research and then look ill informed in a conversation trying to repeating what they just heard to others that do watch other channels, that just got through debunking their what the so called "fair and balanced "channels propaganda said. But Stewart is right on, If some one or in this case some channel keeps repeating something over and over enough times the uneducated populace starts to believe it, so it must be true. Right? Anyone remember the pro-war coverage from this channel leading up to Iraq war? How many times do you remember hearing Saddam had WMD? So it must be true. RIGHT? It simply doesn't matter how many times you prove over and over and time and time again to people that this so called new channel has no credibility on being "fair or balanced" A certain segment will continue to watch because what is said on there reinforces their own closed minded political beliefs. That will never bend!
Spudsy
Jan 25, 2011 12:59 PM CST
The right just makes catching them in their lies too damn easy. But the believers don't care, as long as the false info backs up their previously held misconceptions and biases, they go with the flow, and that flow is down the toilet and taking this country with it.