Keywords

Roger Ailes presses all the buttons all at once, starting with Jon Stewart (“liberal,” “atheist,” “socialist,” “Norman Thomas,” “crazy”) before moving swiftly on to NPR:

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.

Howard Kurtz comments delicately, “trotting out such Third Reich rhetoric seems, shall we say, disproportionate to the situation.” True enough. It’s just one keyword after another. To become a “24-hour politico, pundit, perpetual panic conflictinator,” as Stewart puts it, all one has to do is mix and match the keywords, endlessly.

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