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Hate Talk

Collide-a-ScapeBy Keith KloorNov 19, 2010 12:10 PM

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Jon Stewart is obviously striking a nerve. Last week, he rankled liberals. This week, the top exec at Fox News unloads on Stewart:

He hates conservative views. He hates conservative thoughts. He hates conservative verbiage. He hates conservatives...He's crazy. If it wasn't polarized, he couldn't make a living. He makes a living by attacking conservatives and stirring up a liberal base against it...He loves polarization. He depends on it. If liberals and conservatives are all getting along, how good would that show be? It'd be a bomb.

And that was the tame part of the the Roger Ailes interview with Howard Kurtz. Ailes, who is the chairman of Fox news, said this about 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.

The Anti-Defamation League has already accepted Ailes apology. As for the reaction from the talent at Fox News, you have to wonder if Beck and O'Reilly are perturbed that Ailes is stealing their material.

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