Right-Wing Media Link Arizona Assassin To Liberals ... Through Hitler?


As details about the tragic shooting in Arizona came to light, members of the right-wing media quickly used the fact that Hitler's Mein Kampf was listed as one of Jared Loughner's favorite books as evidence that his politics are "left wing." This characterization coincides with years of effort by Fox News personalities to tie the fascist Nazi regime of Adolf Hitler to progressivism.

Suspected Gunman Jared Loughner Listed Mein Kampf As One Of His Favorite Books

Loughner Listed Mein Kampf As One Of His "Favorite Books" On His YouTube Account. From alleged gunman Jared Loughner's reported YouTube account:


I had favorite books: Animal Farm, Brave New World, The Wizard Of OZ, Aesop Fables, The Odyssey, Alice Adventures Into Wonderland, Fahrenheit 451, Peter Pan, To Kill A Mockingbird, We The Living, Phantom Toll Booth, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Pulp,Through The Looking Glass, The Communist Manifesto, Siddhartha, The Old Man And The Sea, Gulliver's Travels, Mein Kampf, The Republic, and Meno.

[Jared Lee Loughner's YouTube, accessed 1/9/11]

Right-Wing Media Seize On Mein Kampf To Label Loughner A "Left-Winger"

Hoft: Loughner "Reportedly Left-Wing, Quite Liberal," "His Favorite Books: Comminust [sic] Manifesto, Mein Kampf." From a January 8 post by Jim Hoft on Gateway Pundit:

He is definitely NOT a tea partier....
Killler identified: Jared Loughner. He is 22. Born September 1988.

Here's a photo of Jared at a book fair.

He was reportedly left-wing, quite liberal.

** His favorite books: Communist Manifesto, Mein Kampf

[Gateway Pundit, 1/8/11; emphasis original]

Newsmax: Shooter "Fascinated By Leftwing Politics," His Favorite Books "Hardly The Reading List Of A Palin Supporter." From a January 9 Newsmax article titled "Dems, Media Blame Tea Party, Palin for Shooting; Shooter Linked to Leftwing Politics":

As U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords fights for her life after a mad gunman shot her on Saturday, some Democrats and major media have moved to pin the blame for her attack on the tea party movement and conservatives like Sarah Palin, despite the fact that the shooter was both deranged and fascinated by leftwing politics.


Indeed, the profile of the accused shooter, 22-year-old Jared Loughner, that continues to emerge is that of a deranged young man whose mind was deeply distubred [sic], but who also tinkered with both anarchist ideas and leftwing politics.

ABC News reported Saturday night that Loughner had identified among his favorite books "The Communist Manifesto" by Karl Marx, Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf" and the fiction classic "One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest" -- hardly the reading list of a Palin supporter. [Newsmax, 1/9/11]

Geller Calls Loughner A "Lefty Loon," Notes That Mein Kampf Is One Of His Favorite Books. From a January 8 blog post on Geller's website Atlas Shrugs:

This is from his youtube channel. Total lefty loon.


FOX News reports the shooter's favorite books: Communist Manifesto and Mein Kampf

[Atlas Shrugs, 1/8/11; emphasis in original]

WND's Klein: "'The Communist Manifesto' And Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' Were Among The Favorite Reading Materials Of Jared Lee Loughner." From a January 8 WorldNetDaily article by Aaron Klein titled "Assassin's politics lean 'left wing, quite liberal'": "'The Communist Manifesto' and Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' were among the favorite reading materials of Jared Lee Loughner, the suspected gunman in today's fatal shooting that reportedly left six dead and gravely injured a U.S. congresswoman." [WorldNetDaily, 1/8/11]

NewsBusters' Sheppard On Loughner Enjoying Mein Kampf: Hitler's "Views Were Quite Opposite Of What Conservatives In America Currently Stand For." From a January 8 blog post by Noel Sheppard at NewsBusters:

A video that he posted at his YouTube channel features a flag burning, certainly not what one would expect from a conservative. Loughner also listed his favorite books including "Mein Kampf" and "The Communist Manifesto."

Liberals love to claim Adolf Hitler and his National Socialist Party were right-wing. However, as Hitler wanted total governmental control of industry and healthcare, his views were quite opposite of what conservatives in America currently stand for, especially Palin, Beck, and members of the Tea Party. [NewsBusters, 1/8/11]

Fox News Personalities Frequently Equate Liberals And Progressives With Nazis

Glenn Beck: Nazism Is "At The End Of The Progressive Road"

"Nazis" And "Communists" Are Both "At The End Of The Progressive Road." From the March 1, 2010, edition of Fox News' Glenn Beck:

BECK: It's a process. It's a process on the way to an extreme goal.

What is the extreme goal? That's the question. What is it? Complete revolution through the green movement. It's just a vehicle to him.

I'm going to show you this. This is a chart of where America really is. Everybody always says, oh, you're on the right, you're on the left. If you're on the right, if this is the system, it'd be total anarchy. Really? That's what the Republicans are for. No, no, no. They're always called fascists, Nazis.

The left, if they go too far, are always called communists, right? Those are the names we call each other. Nobody says you're an anarchist unless you're a crazy person. Got it?

Left and right -- right is anarchy and the smallest limited government you can get. And then there comes the big government, the progressive government to communism and fascism.

Our founders had us about here. This is where they had us. Now, up and down, that is actually left and right. The Republicans, the Democrats, up and down.

This bar slides by both the Republicans and the Democrats. It slides back and forth. Reagan moved it back over here, moves it back up here.

Got it? Fascism -- that's why the Republicans, they're Nazis. The left, communist, because if they get too close to big government, that's what happened.

Now, progressives -- progressives, what does the root of the word is? "Progress." You're progressing to what? Progress implies steps forward, movement, right? What are you moving toward?

You're not moving back towards the Constitution of the republic. You're not moving towards anarchy. You're moving step-by-step towards total government.

And it depends on who gets you there. Is it going to be the fascists, the Nazis, or the communists? Left -- left or right? Up or down? That's what it is.


I know it sounds like crazy talk to talk about communists, because, I mean, you've got to be kidding me. It's not about communists. It never has been about communists either. Never has been. That guy is a lunatic fringe, just like white supremacists on the other side. Right here.

This side, up and down, communist and fascist. Those people are crazy. This is about progressivism. And most people - they are in here. When they say they're progressives, they don't think they're headed here. But progress, baby steps - you are moving toward something. You're moving toward one of these.

This is why they called George Bush a fascist, because progressives know what is at the end of the progressive road. Whether it's Nazis or communists, someone has to control your life. Someone will be at the controls. Communists would like it to be them. Nazis are rooting for their side.

I'm not rooting for any side. I'm rooting for this side. Wrong side of the scale, guys. This is a war for your rights, you free agency, your free agency to choose for yourself. This has been a battle that has been raging since the beginning of time.

There have been those who wanted to take your right to choose away from you. Choose your own destiny. They may want to do it because they want to control you or just because they want to help you.

Here in America, if you read history, you know that communism has been on the progressive left, communism on the progressive left for 100 years, from 1938. Let me show you this page from Rhode Island 1938, "Progress and Democracy."

It says, "The reason that communists and the progressives failed for 100 years ago is that we were too out in the open." Too out in the open. Democracy has always played important role in history of Rhode Island. Wait until I show you the rest of this and what is in the very back. It's important.


BECK: Progress and democracy. I was going to show you this. This is something I had at the CPAC speech. And I want to show you this - and I'm going to spend some time on it tomorrow. I just want to show it you. Oscar, [unintelligible] down here.

I love this, "Vote communist." But the line before it, "Elect" -- what does it say here? "Elect progressive candidates for every office. Vote communist." All right.

In the 1930s, there was a real power play, and the progressives held both Nazis and communists. [Fox News, Glenn Beck, 3/1/10, via Nexis]

"While There Are Nazis And Communists, You Are Leaving Out The One Word That Gives It All Context - Progressive." From the March 2, 2010, edition of Glenn Beck:

BECK: Let me tell you something. There are Nazis in America and there are communists in America. But not all Democrats are communists; not all Republicans are Nazis. Because while there are Nazis and communists, you are leaving out the one word that gives it all context - progressive. Progressive.

Let me go back to this Rhode Island booklet. Here, right here. It talks in this booklet of progress and democracy. It talks about who their - who their groupings are, who their main allies are. In its main groupings, President Roosevelt and the new deal Democrats. Independent progressive Republicans.

You see, it's both left and right. Progressives. And in the end, remember who put this out. "Vote communist" - the last words, "elect progressive candidates for every office. Vote communist."

See, what happened was FDR was reaching out to the fringes, the fringes of the progressive movement, if you will on the left, which were communists. He used them for fuel just as the Democrats now use Michael Moore. Do you remember when Michael Moore - he put "Fahrenheit 9/11."

The guy is a Marxist.

I remember being on the air, what, six, seven years ago, seeing him in the presidential box with Jimmy Carter. And I said, "Democrats, what are you doing? The guy is a Marxist. You think you are using him for fuel to bash George W. Bush but these people are going to turn around and eat you."

And that's what is happening, America. FDR used them for the same reason, because these people are motivated to go out and attack the other side. Use anything. Tear the opposition apart.

And by the way, let's try this new little idea called communism. Meanwhile, those who were opposed to FDR, the Republicans, the progressive Republicans, reached out to the enemy of the communists and the enemy of FDR, the Nazis. And they used the Nazis as fuel.

This was seared into our grandparents' heads but it was unspoken to us as children and grandchildren. Republicans are Nazis. Democrats are communists. It's because they missed one word. They miss in the tale-tell signs - social justice, economic justice.

Let me go back to Nazi rally. I want to show you this again. Can you bring up the screen one more time? Here is the rally. Got to show you a flag. Nancy Pelosi would say this is a tea party here, all the Nazis.

But there is a banner - do we have the banner? We're going to need a close-up of it. Do we have that? Hang on, it's coming. Here it is - stop. OK. Well, this is Fr. Coughlin. This is the guy that the left says I am, but I'm just a guy who is just out there going for the Nazis.

He went for the Nazis. He did. Nazi - spookiest dude you've ever seen. We don't have the banner? On the documentary, we'll show you the banner. There is a banner on the podium. And this is, I guess, a mock up of it. Social justice. Social justice.

You wouldn't have this at the tea party. Tea parties are for small limited government. The movement of the Democratic opposition in FDR's day was carrying a sign, "social justice." These were progressives. Progressives. Social justice. This was social justice.

If you look at the chart, when the fascist movement was discredited by Hitler and Mussolini, most of our grandparents got away from it. And they came back down around here. When Stalin was exposed for the monster that he was, we started saying, "Oh, boy, that's bad," and our grandparents got away.

But some didn't. Some didn't. They went back and put a mask on. They went back undercover working for their socialist utopia. Because - OK, well, these guys screwed it up. But this system works. No, it doesn't. No, it doesn't.

And they outwardly reject the revolutionary words. They just work for social justice, economic justice. The rights of the worker. Just a little bit of progress. See, our Founders put us here for a reason with a very small government. [Fox News, Glenn Beck, 3/2/10, via Nexis]

"[W]e're Always Told That Nazi Germany, Who Controlled Every Aspect Of Its Citizens' Lives, Was Somehow Right-Wing. Is That True? Or Is It An Attempt To Distract From Other Much More Inconvenient Similarities?" From the January 22, 2010, edition of Glenn Beck:

BECK: That's modern conservatism in a nutshell. Yet, we're always told that Nazi Germany, who controlled every aspect of its citizens' lives, was somehow right-wing. Is that true? Or is it an attempt to distract from other much more inconvenient similarities?

JONAH GOLDBERG (author, Liberal Fascism): To say, you know, Hitler was a right-winger because of X, Y, Z, I say, what was Stalin's position on X, Y, and Z?

The common assumption is that the Nazis were a right-wing phenomena. They a right-wing party, that Hitler was a man of the right and all of the rest. And there are a lot of problems with this. His social agenda was for expanding universal access to health care, for expanding access to education. It was for cradle to grave welfare estate. It was for attacking big business and high finance.

People say, "Well, Hitler abolished labor unions, he was a right-wing then." Well, how did labor unions do under Stalin? How are labor unions doing under Fidel Castro? Almost anything you can find on a checklist that allegedly proves Hitler was a right-winger, you can apply to almost any one of the communist dictators of the 20th century and the similarities are almost identical. [Fox News, Glenn Beck, 1/22/10, via Nexis]

Beck Ties Nazi Camps To Progressives: "This Was A Progressive Idea. Not The Extermination Camps But Eugenics Which Led To The Camps." From the January 8, 2010, edition of Glenn Beck:

I get a lot of heat for bringing up fascism on this program, but its roots -- the roots of progressivism leads to fascism. The early American progressives were for the fascists in the earliest 20th century. Read history.

You can call me all the names you want, read history and show me where I'm wrong. The reason why I bring up Hitler so much of the time is because what he did -- many of the things had their roots, their seeds here in America. The biggest example is eugenics which led to extermination camps. This was a progressive idea. Not the extermination camps but eugenics which led to the camps.

You see, the progressives in America always thought they were superior. And it was the stupid people that were just slowing us down. Hitler just took that to the next level as did Stalin.

The progressive tactics haven't changed much since then. What do they do? Watch.

They build a structure and then they make it so darn complex that people don't understand it. And then they avoid debate. Most importantly, they got to move quickly and silence any of the dissents.

Well, if that doesn't work, if they can't silence you, they bribe. They indoctrinate you. But if that still doesn't work, they will destroy you. Again, does any of this sound like today? [Fox News, Glenn Beck, 1/8/10, via Nexis]

Progressives Use "Democratic Elections" To Push Dictators -- "Hitler, 'Democratically Elected.' " From the April 28, 2009, edition of Glenn Beck:

BECK: Well, hello, America.

I want to talk to you again about the fundamental transformation of America. It could happen tomorrow. I have to tell you, there are -- it's like you can't catch your breath. I mean, how long have we been running? This has been a marathon now since last year.

And there are some nasty things happening -- maybe tomorrow -- that will transform our country. You will add another star to our flag. You haven't heard this anywhere. You will tonight. And you better pay attention and call your friends and tell them, because it could happen tomorrow -- the vote.

Now, before I give you the full details, there's something you have to understand, first. And that is progressives. What is it that progressives believe?

Progressives are all about big government and power and control. It doesn't matter about Democrat or Republican. It's power and control -- control over you. You don't choose for yourself. We'll give you some options. But we're not going to make them clear. We'll give you some options and we'll control it.

This is the European model, not the American model. The American model is small government. The government doesn't control every aspect of your life.

This is what gives you communism and Nazism on either side. This is not American. This is progressive -- big government and power and control. OK? They'll regulate everything from cars to food -- everything. You are seeing it right now.

The second thing that progressives, that are important to them -- I mean, if we had them on truth serum: democratic elections. Yes. Again, they'll give you the choices like for instance the progressives around the turn of the century gave you Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, both progressives. Both believe in big government and power and control. We had the choice over and over. It's why we keep voting saying, well, it seems like we still get the same thing, right?

But democratic elections mean something else because we're not a democracy. We're a republic. Democratic elections -- you'll hear this when they talk about the democratically-elected leader of Iran. The democratic leader Chavez, democratically-elected, you know? Castro, democratically-elected; Hitler, democratically-elected. It's code language. [Fox News, Glenn Beck, 4/28/09, via Nexis]

Beck Likens Progressives To Nazis For Use Of Term "Social Justice." From the March 2, 2010, edition of Glenn Beck:

BECK: Let me go back to Nazi rally. I want to show you this again. Can you bring up the screen one more time? Here is the rally. Got to show you a flag. Nancy Pelosi would say this is a tea party here, all the Nazis.

But there is a banner - do we have the banner? We're going to need a close-up of it. Do we have that? Hang on, it's coming. Here it is - stop. OK. Well, this is Fr. Coughlin. This is the guy that the left says I am, but I'm just a guy who is just out there going for the Nazis.

He went for the Nazis. He did. Nazi - spookiest dude you've ever seen. We don't have the banner? On the documentary, we'll show you the banner. There is a banner on the podium. And this is, I guess, a mock up of it. Social justice. Social justice.

You wouldn't have this at the tea party. Tea parties are for small limited government. The movement of the Democratic opposition in FDR's day was carrying a sign, "social justice." These were progressives. Progressives. Social justice. This was social justice.

If you look at the chart, when the fascist movement was discredited by Hitler and Mussolini, most of our grandparents got away from it. And they came back down around here. When Stalin was exposed for the monster that he was, we started saying, "Oh, boy, that's bad," and our grandparents got away. [Fox News, Glenn Beck, 3/2/10, via Nexis]

"This Is What Progressives Do. They Just Change The Words. Change The Meaning, It's National Socialism." From the November 22, 2010, edition of Glenn Beck:

BECK: I want you to have conversations at the dinner table with your friends and family, because we're headed toward the system of government that China has. And you'll hear all the leaders, all around the world, China is the new model, right? China is the new model. It's great to see the sudden reverence that we have for China.

They are a communist country. Just like they were under Chairman Mao. They only killed 80 million people. Seriously, that's it. Only 80 million.

I want to show you a picture of the people in Communist China, how wonderful life was under Mao. See these guys? These weren't prisoners, by the way. These weren't prisoners. These were just workers.

Chairman Mao thought -- ahh, this guy, let's just call him 119. We just need numbers, because that's really all people are -- numbers.

China is the same country today, except they don't call it communism anymore. They call it state capitalism.

Well, are they capitalists? Well, yes. They're not -- they're not communists really because what is communism? Communism is state- controlled, state-owned, state-run. Nobody owns anything.

So, that's not communism because now they let people make money. They let people own things.

All right. But not entirely. So, it's not communism.

Look it up in the dictionary. What is the -- what is the step between communism and capitalism? It's socialism. So, it's a socialist country, right?

Now state -- state capitalism. It's capital "S." State capitalism, which is equal to the nation. It's not local. It will be -- one world government.

State capitalism -- it's actually national socialism. Gee, who had national socialism? Who had -- hey, that's right. That's the government setting the pace of the economy using private companies to be the engine.

Who had this system? That's right. National socialism, somebody had it. We should look that up. You have privately-owned companies -- you just have to do what the state says. In China, it's completely different because they have privately-owned companies who have to do what the state says.

Well, I know we wouldn't take national socialism because that was Germany. Germany had this. That is "National Socialism," it's the Nazi Party. So, if we wouldn't go for national, let's just capitalize the "S" in that way we don't freak anybody out, because we will say that, no, no, not national socialist, it's state.

And everybody is freaked out by communism and it's not communism because you still get to own things. You just have to do what the state says. So, let's call it capitalism when actually it's national socialism - - let's call it state capitalism. And the world will feel so much better.

Do you understand? This is what progressives do. They just change the words. Change the meaning, it's national socialism. It's what Hitler said could never be defeated. [Fox News, Glenn Beck, 11/22/10, via Nexis]

"The Climate Change People Are Pulling A Page From Nazi's Hitler Youth." From the February 4, 2009, edition of Glenn Beck:

BECK: All right. The climate change people are pulling a page from Nazi's Hitler youth. What are your kids learning at school? Do we really surround them. Yes.

How do we become a country where we're sliding into socialism and everybody's like, "Socialism is great. Canada's not so bad"?

Well, how about because of our educational system? Students at a New Jersey elementary school just got a lesson in, quote, "climate change and solar power" from - get this - a solar panel manufacturer. Anybody else see the conflict? Yes.

David Horowitz, author of "Indoctrination U" joins me now.

David, I mean, I've got two stories here, you know, for National Green Week that's happening in school. The first one is - David can you imagine this being done if Exxon came in to give a slide show on climate change?

DAVID HOROWITZ (author and activist): Never happen. There would be protests against it, and they would be organized by the teachers. By the way, this is a terrific show and a terrific theme --

BECK: Thank you.

HOROWITZ: -- because there is a movement in our country. which is very, very powerful. In the name of doing good for you is going to take control of your life through the state. And it's just wonderful that you're opposing this.

BECK: I will tell you, David. You know, you come to me with some real credibility, because you were a -- no offense -- a useful idiot when you were young. You were a guy -- go ahead.

HOROWITZ: I was better than that. I was a Marxist revolutionary. I understand Bill Ayers really well.

BECK: Right.

HOROWITZ: Bill Ayers, by the way, is a professor of early childhood education. This is the terrorist Bill Ayers - and he's the editor of the series published by the most prestigious education -- teacher education school in the country, Columbia -- called, "Teaching Social Justice in our School" theories. There are 12 books --

BECK: All right. You know, you don't have to be Bill Ayers. This is what America doesn't understand. This stuff is happening with your children all the time and this media is not covering it. Nobody is speaking out against it. [Fox News, Glenn Beck, 2/4/09, via Nexis]

"Eugenics Was Popular Thought For President Woodrow Wilson, Teddy Roosevelt And Their Advisors." From the August 11, 2009, edition of Glenn Beck:

BECK (voiceover): Eugenics is not an idea, and it did not start with the Nazis but with American and British socialists and progressives who thought that through measures like prohibition and later, birth control, they could cure the ills of modern society, such as more public hygiene, rising population among lower classes, and urban crowding. Indiana passed the first sterilization law in 1907 for confirmed criminals, idiots, embezzlers and rapists. And in the next 20 years, 29 other states followed suit, along with Canada and most of Europe.

Eugenics infected the mind-set of intellectuals such as the leader of the new liberalism movement of the early 20th century, Herbert Croly. He wrote a book in 1909 called The Promise of American Life, in which he declared that the state must, quote, "interfere on behalf of the really fittest."

Eugenics was popular thought for President Woodrow Wilson, Teddy Roosevelt and their advisors. In 1912, a year before he was president, New Jersey's governor, Woodrow Wilson, created a board of examiners of feeble- minded, epileptics and other defectives. Under it, the state could determine, quote, "when procreation is inadvisable like for criminals, prisoners, poor kids and the ill-defined, other defectives," end quote.

Roosevelt's close advisor, Charles Van Hise said, quote, "He who thinks of himself not primarily, but of his race, and of its future, is the new patriot," end quote. Former President Roosevelt later endorsed Madison Grant's passing of "The Great Race," a book that Hitler once referred to as his Bible.

What most history textbooks seemed to ignore is that before the Nazis took power, Germans lagged behind Americans and Europeans in eugenics. But World War I and the great flu pandemic basically turned doctors into social planners, and Hitler and the Nazis took the logic of public health to totalitarian extremes. They made the central policy goal affecting employment, marriage, medicine and more. The same year, Hitler joined the Nazi party in 1920, the Nazis rounded up hundreds of thousands of disabled, elderly and mentally ill, and exterminated them, as quote, "useless bread gobblers" or "life unworthy of life," end quote.

Back to America, eugenics was beings effectively written into the Constitution. In the Buck versus Bell case in 1927, progressive lawyers stood on the flimsy ground of a Massachusetts vaccination law to keep Carrie Buck from reproducing. We know now she wasn't retarded. But to add insult to injury, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes infamously wrote, quote, "Three generations of imbeciles are enough," end quote.

Seven years later, Hitler wrote to the president of the American Eugenics Society to ask for a copy of his famous case for sterilization, which called for forced sterilization of some 10 million Americans. During that year, the Nazis sterilized over 50,000 "unfit" Germans, which caused an American eugenicist to complain, quote, "The Germans are beating us at our own game."

The Nazi eugenic idea involved naturally into the eventual Holocaust and the deaths of 6 million Jews, as well as millions of other innocent people. [Fox News, Glenn Beck, 8/11/09, via Nexis]

"Hitler Learned Propaganda From The Wilson Administration." From the September 24, 2010, edition of Glenn Beck:

BECK: Because people were going to church -- but Whitefield made an impression on people because he rejected the church of the government, the Church of England. He said, "This isn't about God. God needs to be between you two, God and you. The state has no place in that."

England had a state church. It went more than just the Church of England. You had to pay tithe. Well, that was a tax there. There wasn't any opportunity to worship as you chose. That's why Whitefield didn't go preach in the churches. He had to do it out in the fields.

And that's where our founders were trying to guard against. They knew what would happen when a state said, "Hey, wait a minute. We have these people who will listen to anything because they're stupid, I guess. And they'll just listen to whatever their pastor says. So, if we can just co- op the state, then we can get them to do anything." That's what they were guarding against -- almost like what's happening with social justice and the progressives.

Now, the worst example of this in the last century -- is probably the best example of what a state interfering into religion can do. When Hitler came to power in Germany, he knew his deception of the German people would never be complete without using religion. And that's exactly what he did.

Remember, Hitler learned an awful lot of stuff from a guy named Bernays. And Bernays was the guy who when Goebbels died, they found the book by Bernays on propaganda, an American author, an American that was with Wilson, in the office of Goebbels. It was on propaganda. They say they learned propaganda -- Hitler learned propaganda from the Wilson administration.

Well, one of the things that the Wilson administration and progressives did at the time was: they knew they had to destroy our faith. They knew they needed to get social justice in there.

Well, Hitler took it a million miles farther. He set out to draw Christians to him by explaining the seeds (ph) in "Mein Kampf," where he spoke of the Creator and universe and of eternal providence. He also states his belief that the Aryan race was created by God and that it would be a sin to dilute it through racial intermixing.

He tried to head off church resistance by professing in a speech that Jesus was the one true God. Well, one pastor who's going to be with us tonight has told us of the story when Hitler became chancellor of Germany. He met with all of the leading pastors and he openly tried to reassure them that the position of the church was secure. But he secretly was setting out to silence them. [Fox News, Glenn Beck, 9/24/10, via Nexis]

Beck On Obama's Proposed "Civilian Security Force": "This Is What Hitler Did With The SS. He Had His Own People. He Had The Brown Shirts And Then The SS. This Is What Saddam Hussein." From the August 27, 2009, edition of Glenn Beck:

BECK: OK. I want -- we're going to talk about some of the groups that are going to come and start being folded in. But, David, let me -- let me go to you. Who is the enemy that we need a national security force inside? Who is -- can you come up with anybody?

DAVID BELLAVIA (former Army staff sergeant): You. I really don't know, Glenn. I mean, you know what it comes down to though, and I want to make this comparison. I'm not comparing my president to Saddam Hussein or to Hitler or anything else. I want your audience to understand something from a military point of view.

When Saddam Hussein lost confidence in his army in `91, when they capitulated, when they quit, when they stopped following his orders, he created and he supported -- resupported what was called (INAUDIBLE), a group of loyalists who weren't loyal to the country or the flag. They were loyal to the office of the president and to the man who held the office.

And what we're seeing now is complete disconnect to the warrior class in America to the military and to the left. They never had a common denominator. They never had a way to understand us. So, you know what? We don't need you. If we have to enforce, let's say, I don't know, polling laws.

If we want to keep pulling intimidation down in 2012, we'll send in our civilian corps. If we want the census is done correctly, we'll bring in the civilian corps. If we want to, I don't know, take away the arms of radical militias in south Texas and bring these guys in, this is scary stuff.

BECK: But I mean, I'm finding -- I'm finding this, this is the hardest part to connect to, because this is -- I mean, look, you know, David, what you just said is, you said I'm not comparing but you are. I mean, this is what Hitler did with the SS. He had his own people. He had the brown shirts and then the SS. This is what Saddam Hussein. [Fox News, Glenn Beck, 8/27/09, via Nexis]

After Stating, "I Am Not Saying That Barack Obama Is A Fascist," Beck Compares Auto Bailout To Actions Of German Companies "In The Early Days Of Adolf Hitler." From the April 1, 2009, edition of Glenn Beck:

BECK: You know, hang on, Sheldon, I don't know what you're -- I don't know what you're trying to paint here. I am not saying that Barack Obama is a fascist.

SHELDON RICHMAN (libertarian author): Right.

BECK: I'm not saying the Democrats are fascists. I'm saying the government under Bush and under Obama --


BECK: -- and under all of the presidents that we've seen or at least most of the presidents that we've seen for quite some time are slowly but surely moving us away from our republic and into a system of fascism. Yes or no?

RICHMAN: Now, I'm agreeing with you.


RICHMAN: I'm saying we've been on that road a very long time. We've been on that road for ages from the -- into the 19th century. We -- sometimes we take two steps forward and then one back; sometimes we take one step forward or two steps back. We've been on that road, and I agree with what you're saying. The G.M. and AIG situations are more -- are more like fascism than socialism.

But I would add this one caveat and I don't approve of the policies, but I would just add this one caveat. These companies came to the government for help. They never should have .

BECK: Oh, but .

RICHMAN: . they never should have gotten it (INAUDIBLE).

BECK: If I'm not mistaken -- if I'm not mistaken, in the early days of Adolf Hitler, they were -- they were very happy to line up for help there as well. I mean, the companies were like, hey, wait a minute, we can get, you know, we can get out of trouble here, they can help, et cetera, et cetera.

You line up sometimes. You never want to give your rights away or your freedoms away for security. Our founders talked about this. We're giving our freedoms away. G.M., AIG, any of these banks, Citigroup -- they're all giving their freedom away for security.

RICHMAN: You're right. We don't have an argument here. I was just keeping the context clear. [Fox News, Glenn Beck, 4/1/09, via Nexis]

Beck Compares Gore To Joseph Goebbels And Drug Dealers, Says "The Government And Its Friends Are Indoctrinating Our Children For The Control Of Their Minds." From the February 5, 2009, edition of Glenn Beck:

BECK: Yes. I'm going to play more of this tape for you in a minute and introduce you to the 12-year-old who was there recording it because her dad told her to. Her dad will be with us, too.

But what is the point of all this? Well, as I see it, as a father of four, you are probably a little like me. You are working hard to raise your kids right, and it seems like everything is stacked against you. In many cases, both you and your spouse are working and some are working two jobs.

You get home and you're tired. You have been dealing with a screaming boss all day, an economy that's falling apart and everybody is freaking out wondering if they're even going to have a job next week and you got a government that is out of control. You look at on TV and you're like, "What the hell are they doing now?"

And you're doing it all without any help. In fact, I think you are doing it against everything that's been set up to make your life oh, so easy. And now, you got the former vice president of the United States and a Nobel Prize winner looking your kid in the eye telling them, "You know what? You know things that your dad and mom don't."

Well, try to beat that, mom and dad. What do you know? I mean, you tell me, what a 12-year-old knows instinctively that an adult doesn't -- I mean, except being able to play "Guitar Hero." And if it is true, then why don't we appoint a 12-year-old to lead the treasury? I mean, they know things instinctively. Yes, we didn't need Tim Geithner. Or how about -- how about we appoint a 12-year-old as the new climate czar?

Why is it that our Constitution says that the president has to be 35? I'm sure he's trapped in some of that old thinking. Shouldn't we just make sure that at least the vice president is 13?

The government and its friends are indoctrinating our children for control of their minds, your freedom, and our choice and our future. It must stop, because history -- when properly taught -- has already shown us where it leads.

This is what Nazi Joseph Goebbels said about the Hitler Youth: "If such an art of active mass influence through propaganda is joined with a long-term systematic education of our nation and if both are conducted in a unified and precise way, the relationship between the leadership and the nation will always remain close."

Well, what's next? If mom and dad decide to keep the temperature above 72, should our "Gore Youth" report mom and dad? Should they also report spankings and groundings every time daddy comes home and watches that evil FOX News?

Environmentalists, along with everybody else, looking to promote an agenda understand what the drug dealer understands instinctively, and he's not 12, and that's this: Get kids hooked when they're young and you will have a customer for life.

We just played a little bit of Al Gore's tape, but I want you to meet the 12-year-old who recorded it and her dad, who, according to Al Gore, she's not supposed to be listening to. Welcome Caitlin and Andy Glenn.

Hello, Caitlin. How are you? [Fox News, Glenn Beck, 2/5/09, via Nexis]

Beck Said Gore Using "Same Tactic" In Fight Against Global Warming As Hitler Did Against Jews. From the April 30, 2007, edition of Beck's radio show:

BECK: And I read this one part on global warming about how they got -- what was the first thing they did to get people to exterminate the Jews. Now, I'm not saying that anybody's going to -- you know Al Gore's not going to be rounding up Jews and exterminating them. It is the same tactic, however. The goal is different. The goal is globalization. The goal is global carbon tax. The goal is the United Nations running the world. That is the goal. Back in the 1930s, the goal was get rid of all of the Jews and have one global government.

You got to have an enemy to fight. And when you have an enemy to fight, then you can unite the entire world behind you, and you seize power. That was Hitler's plan. His enemy: the Jew. Al Gore's enemy, the U.N.'s enemy: global warming. [Premiere Radio Networks, The Glenn Beck Program, 4/30/07]

  • ADL Rebuked Beck's Smear Of Gore. Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director and a Holocaust survivor, said of the remark, in part: "Glenn Beck's linkage of Hitler's plan to round up and exterminate Jews with Al Gore's efforts to raise awareness of global warming is outrageous, insensitive and deeply offensive." [ADL.org press release, 5/2/07]

Beck Compares Michael Moore To Nazi SS General Joseph Goebbels. From the September 24, 2010, edition of Glenn Beck:

BECK: Now, you will hear many people claim that Hitler was a Christian. And they use Hitler to make their point about how frightening Christian fundamentalists can be. They always say this. But anyone who says that has not read history or they have read history written by progressive, not the people who were there.

Joseph Goebbels, Hitler's propaganda minister, noted in a diary entry in 1939 a conversation with Hitler. He wrote and I quote, "The Fuhrer is a man totally attuned to antiquity. He hates Christianity because it has crippled all that is noble in humanity." That sounds more like Michael Moore, doesn't it? [Fox News, Glenn Beck, 09/24/10, via Nexis]

Beck Compares ACORN To "Brown Shirts." From the September 24, 2010, edition of Glenn Beck:

BECK: You know, I have to tell you something, you know, ACORN -- we all think we know what ACORN is. But there is so much more to this story.

Tomorrow, America, we're going to introduce you to a couple of people that I don't think anybody has really introduced to you to before. They're part of the "ACORN 8." We tried to get all eight in, but because of scheduling and everything else we couldn't -- well, we got a couple of them in.

They're going to lay out the story for you. They were -- they were on the board at ACORN. They are all African-Americans and they say this is corrupt all the way start to finish. Wait until you hear the people who were there, and are part -- they want nothing to do with ACORN, but are speaking out.

Can you tell me this? Here is something, Kevin, that I don't see anybody really talking about is the link between ACORN and SEIU. This is the service union.

These are the people -- these are the people that ACORN was protesting, driving people out to the AIG people. These are the "brown shirts." Then the service workers union, or the SEIU, these are the people that were protesting in front of AIG. They're henchmen. Are they tied together?

KEVIN MOONEY (Washington Examiner commentary staff writer): They are absolutely. You can find this through disclosure forms that labor unions have to report, the LM-2 disclosure forms. The Service Employees International Union and ACORN have exchanged funds back and forth. And as you may know, the SEI Union has been leading the charge for the card check bill, the Employee Free Choice Act, which has been -- was reintroduced just earlier this year.

So, they are very much linked in with labor unions. In fact, the day after we published our story linking in ACORN with the Service Employees International Union, they actually took down from their Web site the member affiliation portion that identified SEIU.

BECK: Hold on just a second. Wasn't -- what's his name, Wade Rathke, right?

MOONEY: That's the founder of ACORN.

BECK: Founder of ACORN. He is now tied into the unions because -- didn't he leave ACORN because his brother embezzled $1 million as the CFO? And Wade, was he involved? Did he know about it or what happened?

MOONEY: His brother Dale Rathke was the chief financial officer at the time, and he was being accused of embezzling close to a million dollars. ACORN was going to bring suit, but they dropped it, instead now, some restitution, and he's permitted to pay some of that back in the form of a loan. Wade Rathke, apparently, did not report that to the police and was removed from ACORN, at least according to their board minutes. But Wade Rathke is still active with the Service Employees International Union as their chief organizer.

BECK: Right.

MOONEY: So, he's not really separated.

BECK: Right. Yes. So, he's not with ACORN, but he's with the -- he's with the union.

OK, thank you very much. We'll talk again.

And don't miss tomorrow, we've got more on this -- I mean, look, gang, let's just tell the truth. Let's play the cards face up on the table. Let's show you the stuff that nobody else, for some reason or another -- maybe these people are just smarter than I am, you know, on the whole -- you really shouldn't show all of this, because they break kneecaps. I don't know. Maybe they do, maybe they don't, I don't know. But they don't seem really on the up and up. [Fox News, Glenn Beck, 9/24/10, via Nexis]

Beck Links Health Care Reform To Nazis, Suggests Reform Would Kill Elderly And Newborns. From the August 6, 2009, edition of Beck's radio show:

BECK: You have three people in the White House that are in love with eugenics or whatever it is you would call it today. Of course it's not eugenics, because eugenics has been so horribly maligned. How did the T4 program start in Germany? It started through compassion. And it started because we needed to get control of the costs. So first they emptied out the sanitariums. They emptied out all of the people who had dimentia. They emptied out all of the people that were handicapped and living in hospitals. Then they started going after the babies. Any baby that was born that was cripple. [sic] Then they started weeding all of the cripples in between. Then, believe it or not -- I can't believe I'm making this statement -- then it got ugly. Well some believe the idea of eugenics got ugly before they started gassing Jews and homosexuals. Some believe it got ugly when they started cleaning out the sanitariums. When they first started to seriously have the conversation: "Well, we can't really afford them. Wouldn't it be better if they just died?" We have quotes, not ancient 1960 quotes, the oldest one we have is from nineteen ninety, I think, ninety-five. And some of them have been written or said this year, by people who are advising this president on healthcare. [Premiere Radio Networks, The Glenn Beck Program, 8/6/09]

Beck Juxtaposed Hitler's "Decree Permitting Euthanasia" With Hillary Clinton's Plan For Health Care. From the November 14, 2006, edition of CNN Headline News' Glenn Beck:

BECK: Once he [Hitler] was through with the babies, the elderly were next. As it has been said over and over again with tragedies regarding the Holocaust: never again. So, when you see politicians making statements like this one yesterday --

CLINTON [video clip]: But the whole issue of health care is coming back. That may be a bad dream for some, but for others, it's a very welcome possibility, because we are on an unsustainable course. I think that we have to come up with a uniquely American solution.

BECK: OK. When you see statements like that, be afraid. Be very, very afraid. It's not a bad dream for me; it is a nightmare. Hillary, thanks, but no thanks. 1993 wasn't that long ago. I remember all too well that confused, nonsensical mess you tried to make of the greatest health care system in the world. [CNN Headline News, Glenn Beck, 11/14/06]

Beck On Nazi Germany: "It Looks Like That's The Direction We're Heading For." From the February 24, 2009 edition of Fox News' Glenn Beck:

BECK: More on this coming up. Also controlling you -- it's all about controlling the message. It's the language. It's not a bailout, you know. I mean, it is a bailout. It's not a rescue program. Bailout language, next.

I'm just reading something here, "The state must take over when private industry has proved itself that it can no longer -- it is no longer able to carry on."

By the way, that's not from one of our current presidents or anybody else. That's scaring -- from Nazi Germany. It looks like that's what we're doing. It looks like that's the direction we're heading for. And yet, nobody seems to think that socialism is a bad thing. [Fox News, Glenn Beck, 2/24/09; accessed via Nexis]

Goebbels Said The Nazis Learned "Everything They Needed To Know About Propaganda Came From The Progressives Here In The United States." From the January 26, 2010 edition of Fox News' Glenn Beck:

Let me tell you about them. This is an institution that originated from a group of academics and professionals, who participated in the so- called Inquiry in Paris. They sought to offer advice to the progressive Woodrow Wilson.

Amongst its members: Walter Lippmann. I love this man. He studied in journalism schools. He's a hero of journalism. He founded a socialist club in college whose ideas were influential in crafting the Treaty of Versailles. And we all know how that ended -- oh, so well.

And according to Joseph Goebbels, the people who taught the Nazis -- yes. Oh, by the way, the Nazis grew out of the Treaty of Versailles. That's weird. Anyway, Goebbels says in his diaries, everything they needed to know about propaganda came from the progressives here in the United States. [Fox News, Glenn Beck, 1/26/10; accessed via Nexis]

Notion That Nazis Are Right Wing "Doesn't Make Any Sense Whatsoever." From the June 10, 2009 edition of Fox News' Glenn Beck

BECK: But this is also -- this same pressure is being pushed down on the average American through things like the G.M. bailouts where -- I mean, I heard extreme anger on my radio show today from listeners. Are you concerned at all about the direction we are headed?

HARRY BINSWANGER (Ayn Rand Institute board of directors): Oh, yes. It's only going to get worse, because under pressure, people should resort to their standards and principles -- but they don't have any standards and principles today. Standards have been knocked down by our universities who tell us that truth is relative, there is no morality. It's all your culture or my culture.

Well, this [Holocaust Museum shooter James] von Brunn's culture is a tribe of racist anti-Jewish, anti- negro, anti-immigrant -- everything, and therefore, he's the phenomenon of the left, because racism is a form of collectivism. The right wing is individualist, believes in individual rights, freedom, the dignity of each individual life. But it's the left wing -- you know, Hitler was national socialism, right?

BECK: How did -- Harry, how did -

BINSWANGER: It's a leftist phenomenon.

BECK: How did it happen that this was -- that you look at people who are Nazis and you say that those are right-wing? It doesn't make any sense whatsoever.

BINSWANGER: No. There was the deal made between the communists and Nazis in Germany in the '30s where they each agreed to define themselves as the opposite of the other. You see the percentage in that, you define my gang or your gang, and you rule out of court any other possibility, such as freedom, without any gang rule.

BECK: Right.

BINSWANGER: So, it's actually a strategy adopted in Germany in the Weimar Republic in the '30s.

BECK: We're -- America, we are -- we are surrounded by people who want to control you. You've got the government that is, I think, just going crazy out-of-control. You have -- you have some crazy nutjob who wants to control what races are here, you know, what our makeup looks like.

You have everybody who is struggling for control. And I think you are just somebody that wants to be left alone, quite honestly, just wants to be -- let me just please, let my kids go to school and be safe, let me go to work, let me -- let me just have a normal life. But it's getting harder and harder.[Fox News, Glenn Beck, 6/10/09, via Nexis]

Bill O'Reilly: Progressive Websites Use "The Same Exact Tactics That The Nazis Used"

"Today's Totalitarians Are Primarily On The Left," Compares Those Who Support Gun Control To Hitler And Mussolini. From the March 3, 2010. edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor:

O'REILLY: For example, criminal gangs can threaten your well-being. That's tyranny. And that's why 76-year-old Ottis McDonald wants to keep a handgun in his home. McDonald lives on Chicago's South side, a very chaotic neighborhood. But the city says McDonald has no right to have a handgun, thus the Supreme Court case.

Incredibly, the very liberal New York Times, which is supposed to champion individual liberty, editorialized this today quote, "The Bill of Rights once was largely thought to be a set of limitations on the federal government. Does the right to bear arms apply against city and state governments as well?"

Of course it does. Are you telling me the city of Chicago could restrict freedom of speech in violation of the Constitution? The case isn't even close. And I predict the Court will rule 5 to 4 that Ottis McDonald can own a handgun.

But the four justices who would violate Mr. McDonald's rights are troubling. Because they don't like guns, they don't like the Second Amendment and, therefore, would restrict it. That, ladies and gentlemen, is an assault on individual freedom. It's interesting that America today, it's the far left that wants the government to call the shots, not the folks.

In the past, right-wing extremists like Hitler and Mussolini were in the forefront of state control. But with the exception of Burma, today's totalitarians are primarily on the left. Certainly, that's the case in the USA. [Fox News, The O'Reilly Factor, 3/2/10]

Huffington Post Uses The "Same Exact Tactics That The Nazis Used." From the March 5, 2008, edition of The O'Reilly Factor:

O'REILLY: Also, Arianna Huffington's Web site continues its hateful agenda. Posted on there is stuff like this: "Hillary would kick a baby in the head if it would get her what she wanted."

"The B

finally won."

"Go ahead and someone punch the F-word B-word in the nose, she deserves it."

"Have you ever in your life seen a more dominating, manhandling shrew than Michelle Obama. Boy Obama loves to be lead around by the nose."

"Why are so many Obama lovers such right-wing tools?"

And the hits just keep on coming.

Our Internet cop, Mary Katherine Ham, has been investigating the situation, joins us now from Washington.

Now, when we last left you, I was telling you about the tactics, Nancy Reagan fell down, go to the hospital. Bang, on the Huffington Post: "We hope she suffers and dies." All kinds of vile stuff. And I said these tactics being used on this Web site, the Huffington Post, are the same exact tactics that the Nazis used in the late 1920's and early 1930's to demonize certain groups of people, so it would become easier for them, the Nazis, when they took power to hurt those people.

First you have to demonize; first you have to create the hatred. Then you can take action. Now the hatred is by left against left. That's what's going on there.

MARY KATHARINE HAM (Townhall.com): I still disagree with you about the Nazi comparison. But this is -- partly this is the cost of having, you know, very open free speech on the Internet. And I am in favor of that and love people getting involved in the electoral process.

On the other hand, this is what I was talking about with people taking responsibility for their own sites and the comments that go on. Because as you see on Arianna's site, if you let the culture get nasty in the comments, and eventually it comes back to bite your own party.

Well, these guys, you know, the right is certainly watching this and saying heck, yes, we want to watch them eat their own. And they're really going after each other with pretty much the same vehemence that they go after the right.

O'REILLY: OK, now would you say that a newspaper with an editor, and the editor is there hired to keep hatred, defamation, irresponsibility out of the paper, that wouldn't be freedom of speech, that paper wouldn't be exercising the freedom to communicate to the folks? Are you saying that?

HAM: No? You know, on Arianna Huffington's site, to be fair, she has a moderation policy where things do get some sort of vetting. And she has an extreme amount...

O'REILLY: Nancy Reagan, we want her to suffer and die, that has been vetted, and that's OK?

HAM: There are different rules for different posts. But there is sort of a policy. But they want to allow as many comments as possible. No, I agree with you that you need to -- you need to vet these things and watch out for your own site and take responsibility for what's going on.

O'REILLY: Yes, because -- because if you go to that site, and you know I'm -- what I'm saying is true. There is hate from top to bottom on that site. There is defamation on that site. There is the worst possible stuff. So you don't tell me that's freedom of speech, because that isn't. That's irresponsible. And I'm standing by my comparison.

HAM: Well, I -- well, my only point is that when you're getting a lot of people involved in the electoral process and commenting like this, which I think is a good thing, you're going to get some bad apples in the bunch.

O'REILLY: Well, you knock the bad apples down.

HAM: Right. You need to --

O'REILLY: This is what we do on BillOReilly.com. Those people do not have a right to spread hatred around and, you know, wish people die and all of that. That is not freedom of speech. That's irresponsible.

HAM: I agree with that. You need to do your best to kick it out of there.

O'REILLY: And she doesn't. She traffics in that. That's one of her marquee players. You can be as vile as you want. [Fox News, The O'Reilly Factor, 3/5/08]

Daily Kos Comparable To The Nazi Party And KKK.

  • From the July 17, 2007 edition of The O'Reilly Factor:

O'REILLY: But we told them what was on there before we did the story. You got to understand that. We didn't ambush this guy. We gave them a week. We said look, look at this stuff. And they don't care. Jet Blue doesn't care that they said all the things Jesse said at all. And I'm saying to myself are they just plain stupid? Because this is hate of the worst order. It's like the Ku Klux Klan. It's like the Nazi party. There's no difference here. People should die. They want Tony Snow to die. Cheney to die. Doesn't get worse than this, Ms. Brady. [Fox News, The O'Reilly Factor, 7/16/07; accessed via Nexis]

  • From the July 30, 2007 edition of The O'Reilly Factor:

O'REILLY: OK, but this smear merchant is insignificant, Lanny. What is significant is that this website and the others mentioned have intimidated the entire Democratic presidential field with the exception of Joseph Biden, who will not go to that convention. And we respect the senator for that.

They are afraid of the DailyKos and Moveon. They being the Democratic presidential candidates, Lanny. They know. And this picture, if people missed our reporting last week, we have been giving you on a daily basis the most vile basic stuff. Nothing different than the Nazis or the Ku Klux Klan do. And yet the Democratic party chooses to embrace and legitimize this website, Lanny. This is a disaster. [Fox News, The O'Reilly Factor, 7/30/07 via Nexis]

O'Reilly On Michael Moore's "Power":"[T]His Happened In Nazi Germany." From the July 28 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor.

O'REILLY: I believe that he [Michael Moore] has power now. He has more power than probably anybody else other than [Senators John] Kerry and [John] Edwards. It's scary. It's scary. You know this happened in Nazi Germany. ... Who was the most powerful person in Nazi Germany other than Hitler and Himmler and Goering, who? You guys know? ...Goebbels. The propaganda minister. That frightens me when truth no longer exists, gentlemen. It doesn't exist for Michael Moore, it doesn't. [Fox News, The O'Reilly Factor, 7/28/04]

O'Reilly Compares Michael Moore, Al Franken To Goebbels. From the June 10, 2004 episode of The Radio Factor with Bill O'Reilly:

O'REILLY: Joseph Goebbels was the Minister of Propaganda for the Nazi regime and whose very famous quote was, "If you tell a lie long enough, it becomes the truth." All right? "If you tell a lie long enough, it becomes the truth."

And that's what Stuart Smalley [O'Reilly regularly refers to Franken as Stuart Smalley, a character Franken created on Saturday Night Live], and Michael Moore and all of these guys do. They just run around. [The Radio Factor with Bill O'Reilly, 6/10/04]

"Hitler Would Be A Card-Carrying Member Of The ACLU. So Would Stalin." From the January 19, 2005 episode of The Radio Factor with Bill O'Reilly:

O'REILLY: They won't even tell you in the statement what intelligent design entails. They won't mention a creator, a deity, a God. You know why? Because the ACLU then can haul them into court and cost them $100,000 to defend themselves. Fascism, fascism, fascism. Okay? Ah, drive me nuts! Hitler would be a card-carrying ACLU member. So would Stalin. Castro probably is. And so would Mao Zedong. [The Radio Factor with Bill O'Reilly, 1/19/05; emphasis added]

Sean Hannity Suggests Obama Making America "Less Free," Just Like Hitler In Nazi Germany

Hannity Connects Obama Administration Policies To "The Horrors Of Nazi Germany And Fascist Italy." From the September 27, 2010, edition of Fox News' Hannity, while airing footage of President Obama followed by footage of Hitler and Nazi Germany:

HANNITY: [EU Parliament member Daniel] Hannan argues that government overreach from the massive power grab of the new deal to the explosion of federal intervention ushered in by President Obama is making Americans less free.

Austrian philosopher Friedrich Von Hayek issued the same warning half a century ago having witnessed the horrors of Nazi Germany and fascist Italy. Hayek argued that centralizing the economy is a first step towards fascism.

In order to achieve their ends, Hayek wrote, the planners must create power, power over men wielded by other men of a magnitude never before known democracy is an obstacle to the suppression of freedom, which the centralized direction of an economic activity requires. We didn't listen then, but will we now? [Fox News, Hannity, 09/27/10 via Nexis]

Hannity Criticizes Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison For Using Koran For Swearing In: "Would You Have Allowed Him To Choose, You Know, Hitler's Mein Kampf?" From the November 3, 2006, edition of Fox News' Hannity & Colmes:

ALAN COLMES (co-host): All right, Malik Shabazz, let me get Malik in here. I don't personally think the government should be able to dictate what any one person uses in terms of a religious book. That would be an establishment issue, as outlined by the First Amendment, Mr. Shabazz.

MALIK ZULU SHABAZZ (New Black Panther Party): If the congressman has freedom of religion in his constitutional rights, he should be able to use the book of his choice. Fact check: Presidents Pierce, Hayes, Franklin Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson used no book. And...

DENNIS PRAGER (radio host): It's not true.


SHABAZZ: -- as all Muslims do -- I didn't interrupt you.

PRAGER: You're right.

SHABAZZ: All Muslims respect the Bible, but he should have the opportunity. Now, your ignorance, Mr. Prager, Islam has contributed a lot to America. In the middle of the Supreme Court is -- in the rotunda is a statue or bust of the Prophet Muhammad showing the respect that American law and jurisprudence has for the revealer of the Koran.

Many of our American presidents are masons and shrines who got to the 33rd degree and studied the Koran in secret and have the star and the crescent on their fez.

HANNITY: Malik --

SHABAZZ: So Islam is at the basis of Western and American civilization.

HANNITY: I want to ask you a question, as it relates to Dennis' column. Thank you both for being here. And he says, you know, on what grounds will those of you defending this congressman's decision and his right to choose his favorite book, you know, would you have allowed him to choose, you know, Hitler's Mein Kampf, which is the Nazi bible?

In other words, where does this stop? Is there any limitations whatsoever? Does anybody get any choice they want, Malik? [Fox News, Hannity & Colmes, 11/30/06]

Jonah Goldberg: Author Of "Liberal Fascism"

Beck And Jonah Goldberg Suggest Hitler Was A Liberal. From the January 22, 2010, edition of Fox News' Glenn Beck:

BECK (voice-over): We live in a time that seems to move faster than time -- a place that seems to have no place for the truth, a reality that seems to have no connection to reality. So to get our feet on solid ground in the future, we must first walk through the past with our eyes wide open.

RONALD REAGAN (video clip): Government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem.

BECK: That's modern conservatism in a nutshell. Yet, we're always told that Nazi Germany, who controlled every aspect of its citizens' lives, was somehow right-wing. Is that true? Or is it an attempt to distract from other much more inconvenient similarities?

GOLDBERG: To say, you know, Hitler was a right-winger because of X, Y, Z, I say, what was Stalin's position on X, Y, and Z?

The common assumption is that the Nazis were a right-wing phenomena. They a right-wing party, that Hitler was a man of the right and all of the rest. And there are a lot of problems with this. His social agenda was for expanding universal access to health care, for expanding access to education. It was for cradle to grave welfare estate. It was for attacking big business and high finance.

People say, "Well, Hitler abolished labor unions, he was a right-wing then." Well, how did labor unions do under Stalin? How are labor unions doing under Fidel Castro? Almost anything you can find on a checklist that allegedly proves Hitler was a right-winger, you can apply to almost any one of the communist dictators of the 20th century and the similarities are almost identical. [Fox News, Glenn Beck, 1/22/10]

On MSNBC, Goldberg Claimed "You Can Draw A Line" From Mussolini To Clinton And Obama. From the January 10, 2008, edition of MSNBC's Morning Joe:

SCARBOROUGH: So explain your theory, because obviously, we've always heard that communism and socialism were the precursors to modern American liberalism post-war. How do you tie Mussolini to the liberal movement?

GOLDBERG: Sure. Well, part of the problem is that we now believe that fascism and communism are opposites, that they lie on the opposite ends of the political spectrum, and that's essentially the product of Soviet propaganda. Mussolini was a socialist. He said he was going to live to the end of his days as a socialist. He earned the label "Il Duce" as a socialist. The Nazis were the National Socialists. They ran as socialists. They said over and over again, "We are socialists." And what the reality is, is that fascism and bolshevism, which led to the Soviet Union, were both heresies of socialism. They were different kinds of socialism. One was international socialism, one was National Socialism.

And in the 1920s, American progressives like at The New Republic, still around today, were objectively pro-Mussolini. You had the founder of The New Republic defending Mussolini against his critics. You had Lincoln Steffens, you know, the famous muckraker, who goes to the Soviet Union and says, "I've seen the future, and it works." The year before, he went to Mussolini's Italy and said, "That place was the cat's meow." They did not see at the time that what Lincoln Steffens called "the Russian method and the Italian method," they called them the Russian-Italian method as if they were part and parcel of the same thing.

SCARBOROUGH: But you're not suggesting in this book, though, that you can draw a line from Mussolini to Hillary Clinton or Mussolini to Barack Obama, are you?

GOLDBERG: Well, I'm saying you can draw a line, but it's not a straight one. It goes all sorts of different places. I'm not saying that today's liberalism is the son of Nazism or the son of Italian fascism. I'm saying it's sort of like the great-grandniece once removed.


GOLDBERG: They have some common DNA, some common themes, some family resemblances that come up. But we also have them in the Republican Party today. I think compassionate conservatism is essentially a right-wing progressivism, and it's very scary which way that can go. [MSNBC, Morning Joe, 1/10/08; emphasis added]

Fox's Nazi Rhetoric Starts At Top, Permeates Network

Fox News President Roger Ailes: NPR Executives Are "The Left Wing Of Nazism." According to an interview conducted by the Daily Beast:

The onetime Republican strategist is a man of strong opinions, in case that wasn't clear, and he also puts his money where his mouth is. When Juan Williams was fired by National Public Radio for remarks he made on Fox about fearing airplane passengers in Muslim garb, Ailes rushed to award him a three-year, $2 million contract.

"A guy who gets fired and humiliated in the press can lose a lot of confidence," Ailes says. Calling Williams "a pure liberal," Ailes says he wanted to compensate the pundit for his losses because he was "mad" and "I didn't want him to have to call his wife and say we lost money."

Then he turned his sights on 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." [Daily Beast, 11/17/10]

On Fox News' America Live, Guest Bill Donahue Stated That The Secularization Of Christmas Was "What Hitler Wanted." From the December 21, 2010, edition of Fox News' America Live:

DAVE SILVERMAN (president, American Atheists): You asked where this is going, and where it's going is that Christmas is going to completely become secular. They can't stop it.

BILL DONOHUE (president, Catholic League): We won't let you have that -

SLIVERMAN: It's going to happen. It's not our fault, it's your doing.

DONOHUE: That's what Hitler wanted, that's what Stalin wanted, that's what Mao wanted.

SILVERMAN: I don't care.

DONOHUE: We won't allow it in this country.

MEGYN KELLY (host): And now when we busted out the Hilter references, we've got to go. It's official. [Fox News, America Live, 12/21/10]

Fox Contributor Gingrich: "The Secular Socialist Machine Represents As Great A Threat To America As Nazi Germany." From the May 16, 2010, edition of Fox News Sunday:

CHRIS WALLACE (host): You also write this, and let's put it up on the screen: The secular socialist machine represents as great a threat to America Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union once did." Mr. Speaker, respectfully. Isn't that wildly over the top?

NEWT GINGRICH (former House speaker): No. Not if by America you mean the historic contract we've had which is that our rights come from your creator. They're unalienable. You're allowed to pursue happiness. Just listen to President Obama's language. He gets to decide who earns how much. He gets to decide what is too much.

WALLACE: Yeah but in fairness, we're talking, not just about any company, we're talking about companies that the government has put billions of dollars in with his pay czar.

GINGRICH: But he has said publicly, generically, you know some Americans earn too much. So now he's going to decide that?

WALLACE: No, well he's not. He has said that, I agree, that some Americans earn too much.

GINGRICH: So you want a politician to become the arbiter of your dreams? A politician gets to say "We're gonna raise," and they proposed this at one point. "We're gonna have a punitive tax on those we don't like. We're gonna decide that you have too much money so we're gonna take it from you."

WALLACE: But you compare that to the Nazis?

GINGRICH: I compare that as a threat. Not in terms of moral - look, there is no comparison to the Nazis in terms of a moral - or, by the way Mao's China, or the Soviet Union, which were evil. But as a threat to our way of life, the degree to which the secular socialist left represents a fundamental replacement of America, a very different worldview, a very different outcome, I think is a serious threat to our way of life. [Fox Broadcasting Co., Fox News Sunday, 5/16/2010]

Fox Contributor Mike Gallagher: Gore And Hitler "Brilliantly Put Together Side By Side" In New Bush-Cheney '04 Ad. From the June 28 edition of Fox News' Hannity & Colmes:

GALLAGHER: The left has been calling -- comparing George Bush to Hitler and Saddam for a long time now, all throughout this entire ugly, ugly year of campaigning.

But I've got to ask you something. I thought this spot [the Bush-Cheney '04 video posted on GeorgeWBush.com on June 25] brilliantly put together side by side Al Gore's raging, maniacal rant next to Adolf Hitler. It was actually pretty cleverly done.

Does the Kerry campaign, do you think, not expect that Adolf Hitler could even be evoked when it's MoveOn.org, a Kerry machine, that is actually using that image? [Fox News, Hannity & Colmes, 6/28/04]

Hannity Guest: "National Socialism Is Very Much What We See Today In This Administration." From the August 24, 2009, edition of Fox News' Hannity:

HANNITY: Now you're not part of any organized group, you're not part of a mob? Um, you're not, you're obviously passionate and obviously you had the crowd with you. I read that one of the main reasons you wanted to be there is because Congressman Baird had used the term Brownshirts to describe people showing up at the town halls. You confronted him on that. What happened?

DAVID HEDRICK (activist): I did confront him on that and I don't think it's acceptable language, that he's, you know, comparing us to Nazis. And it's uh, Pelosi did this, he did this. Now he's compared us to McVeigh and talked about bombings there. And basically I called him on it and I said you know what? If you want to call us Nazis, let's look at the Nazi doctrine, let's look at National Socialism. And what is National Socialism? Since you let the cat out of the bag, we'll talk about it. National Socialism is very much what we see today in this administration. It's a policy almost line for line, it's the same economic policy, it' the political policy. So if they want to talk about Nazis they'd better be careful about that conversation, because they might find at the swastika is on their own arm. [Fox News' Hannity, 8/25/09]

Gingrich: "It's Not An Insulting Comment" To Compare Bush Administration Critics To "Those Who Enabled Hitler." From the September 1, 2006, edition of Hannity & Colmes:

COLMES: We were just talking about Nancy Pelosi and what she wants to do in this effort to perhaps get Rumsfeld removed. He recently made some very controversial comments, basically suggesting that critics of the Iraq war are tantamount to Hitler's appeasers. Do you agree with him on those comments?

GINGRICH: Essentially, sure. I mean, I think you've got to say that --

COLMES: You're calling appeasers people who disagree with the Bush policy administration --


COLMES: -- comparing them to those who enabled Hitler?


COLMES: That's an astounding comment --

GINGRICH: What's your -- what's your -- why? Why is it astounding?

COLMES: -- that's a very insulting comment --

GINGRICH: It's not an insulting comment.

COLMES: -- to most of the American population, which doesn't agree with the Iraq war, for example.

GINGRICH: Look, look, no. First of all, the question is, if you have a North Korea with nuclear weapons threatening us, you have an Iran trying to get nuclear weapons threatening us. We've now found over 700 chemical warheads and weapons in Iraq, which supposedly had none, according to our friends on the left. You have a terrorist organization in Great Britain, a terrorist organization in Canada. My question, Alan, is, for the people who want us to cut and run in Iraq, and let's be clear --

COLMES: It's not cut and run. I don't agree with that.

GINGRICH: It's withdrawal. It's leave. It's accept defeat. I mean --

LOWRY: Yeah, that's exactly what it is. [Fox News, Hannity & Colmes, 9/1/06]

O'Reilly Guest Ann Coulter Claims Liberals "Rooted For Nazis." From the May 7, 2010 edition of The O'Reilly Factor:

COULTER: No. There isn't. You keep complicating things by trying to look at this rationally and not seeing and not accepting my perspective on this. You will find liberals always rooting for savages against civilization. If you accept that --

O'REILLY: Always?

COULTER: -- none of this will confuse you.

O'REILLY: They didn't root for the Nazis against civilization.

COULTER: Oh, yes, they did up until --

O'REILLY: Liberals rooted for Nazis?

COULTER: Absolutely, absolutely, it is all in Treason. Reread Treason. It was only when Hitler invaded their precious Soviet Union that at the last minute they came in and suddenly started saying oh no, now you have to fight Hitler.

O'REILLY: All right, so your --

COULTER: You're absolutely wrong about that.

O'REILLY: -- bottom line on this is that liberal people will always root for barbarians against civilization?

COULTER: Yes, I have an entire book on that. [Fox News, The O'Reilly Factor, 05/07/10 via Nexis]

O'Reilly Guest Ann Coulter Calls Liberals "Nazi Block Watchers." From the December 1, 2005, edition of The O'Reilly Factor, discussing CNN's decision to drop Coulter after viewers e-mailed expressing displeasure with her views:

O'REILLY: OK, but to answer your question, CNN is perceived to be a left wing outlet, and they don't like your voice on the left wing outlet. But, you know, aren't liberals or far left people supposed to be champions of freedom of speech? Isn't that what the ACLU is all about?

COULTER: No, of course not. They're Nazi block watchers. This is what they're good at.

O'REILLY: They're Nazi what?

COULTER: Block watchers, you know. They tattle on their parents, turn them into the Nazis. They're little Nazi block watchers.

O'REILLY: See, this is why they don't want you on CNN there. You're calling them Nazis. [Fox News, The O'Reilly Factor, 12/01/05 via Nexis]

Fox News Radio's Tom Sullivan Aired "Side-By-Side Comparison" Of Speeches By Hitler And Obama. From the February 11, 2008, edition of Fox News Radio's Tom Sullivan Show:

SULLIVAN: OK. Before the break, a caller just before the bottom of the hour said that Barack Obama's speech reminds him of hearing the speeches of Adolf Hitler. So, ladies and gentlemen, from the past, a little archive, a little walk down Der Fuehrer's memory lane. Here he is, the one, the only, Adolf Hitler.

[audio clip of Hitler speech]

SULLIVAN: Yay! Yay! All right, great. I don't know what he said. Here's Barack Obama.

[audio clip of Obama speech]


[audio clip of Hitler speech]

SULLIVAN: Yay! [Fox News Radio, Tom Sullivan Show, 2/11/08]

A few days later, Sullivan began his radio show by stating that he didn't compare Obama to Hitler. From the February 14, 2008, edition of the Tom Sullivan Show:

SULLIVAN: Before we get started on this big program today, there's a issue which has come up which I want to address. And that issue is before we start the program today -- listen, this is crazy. But I want to clarify something that happened on Monday's show. We were talking about Barack Obama and his ability to excite crowds through his speaking ability, his rhetoric, his -- I mean, he's an orator that is unbelievable. I mean, I was talking about the fact that he had this big speech after winning over the weekend all these primaries, and I thought, "Wow, this guy can really knock it right out of the ballpark when it comes to his speech." So we're talking about how he can -- and I was playing clips about how Barack Obama was getting cheers and the crowd was going wild and he was talking about winning. And a caller called and said -- suggested that -- the caller suggested that he thought that Hitler had the same ability.

Well, once you enter the word "Hitler" into a conversation, everything changes. So, I said, "Really?" So we played clips of both to let you decide. Well, guess what happened? Sometimes people pick up on things, and they pick up on them in a way that they really misinterpret what really was going on. Some people picked up on what we said on the show on Monday and suggested that I was in some way equating Barack Obama and Adolf Hitler, and there was nothing of the sort that came up. Nothing like that happened. In fact, you know, I know, everyone knows, Hitler was one of the most despicable, evil people -- mass murderer, who, without question, one of the worst people to ever walk the face of the earth. No humanity. Absolutely, there is no comparison. I wasn't trying to make a comparison. There isn't any comparison. There was none yesterday, there was none Monday, there will not be any in the future. It's nonsense. Absolutely pure nonsense that anyone would think otherwise, but it has come up with some people picking up -- and, you know, it's one of those things where they hear only part or they hear what they want to hear. [Fox News Radio, Tom Sullivan Show, 2/14/10]

Fox Business Host Napolitano: Hitler And Mussolini Situations Are "Eerily Reminiscent" Of "Exactly What's Happening Today." From the June 24, 2010, edition of Genesis Communication Network's The Alex Jones Show:

ALEX JONES: I don't want a bunch of distant bureaucrats, who happen to be crooks 9 times out of 10 running my life. It's so fundamental. They've bankrupted our society. They've launched all these illegal wars. Bush three weeks ago was out giving speeches about how he ordered torture. Meanwhile they sent people to prison who followed those orders. I mean this is tyranny. And I keep saying that, I mean folks, do you know where tyranny leads? And I think God's given us a chance, I think history is giving us a chance, uh Judge, and I want you to speak to this. We are at a crossroads. and if good people like yourself and Ron Paul and others, but also just the rank and file folks out there stand up as leaders. Speak up. Point out the emperor is wearing no clothes ane rebuke this evil, like Hitler should've been rebuked, like Stalin should have been rebuked, or Mao Tze Tung, before they really got going. We have a chance to avert a historical disaster. Because there's no doubt studying history that if we don't take America back right now, America won't lead us into the 21st century, worldwide for liberty America will lead the way into a new dark age of despotism that dwarfs anything ever seen in the history of Man.

ANDREW NAPOLITANO: I am reading a terrific book. It's the second time I've read it in my life. It's Hayek's, H-A-Y-E-K-, F.A. Hayek's "The Road to Serfdom." It was written in 1944 and it describes how Europe descended into serfdom as people like Mussolini and Hitler were popularly elected against legitimate opponents and the public and the government gave them all the power they had. It is eerily, eerily reminiscent, eerily predictive, because it was written 65 years ago, of what's happening today. Central planning by bureaucrats, not even by popularly elected officials, but by bureaucrats. The decision that power is more in the spotlight than liberty. The decision that individuals should not be able to make choices for themselves. Look, we have to be on the watch for the loss of liberty. IT doesn't happen overnight. It happens slowly and it happens gradually. And whenever anyone sees the loss of liberty, whether it's a cop preventing someone from taking a picture of what the cop is doing, or whether its a prosecutor prosecuting someone for speaking the truth. Whether it's a judge compromising liberty or whether it's a public, an elected official compromising liberty, it needs to be shouted from the rooftops. They can send it to me at Fox News and I'll get it on the air and they can send it to you at infowars and you'll get it on the air, and it all makes sense. [Genesis Communication Network, The Alex Jones Show, 6/24/10]

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