O'Reilly on Michael Moore's "power": "[T]his happened in Nazi Germany"
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On his July 28 FOX News Channel show, aired live from the Democratic National Convention, host Bill O'Reilly asserted that author/documentarian Michael Moore has "more power than probably anybody else other than [Senators John] Kerry and [John] Edwards. ... You know this happened in Nazi Germany." And then O'Reilly once again compared Moore to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels.
From the July 28 edition of FOX News Channel's 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.
As Media Matters for America documented, O'Reilly compared both Moore and radio host Al Franken to the Nazi progandist Goebbels on the June 10 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio show, The Radio Factor with Bill O'Reilly.
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