Daily Archives: November 21, 2010


In a recent interview with The Daily Beast, Fox News CEO Roger Ailes (above) called NPR (base of operations for sturmer personalities like David Brooks and David Rakoff) “nazis.”  He spoke from his shotgun shack in the darkness at the edge of town.

The story from Nazi Public Radio here.

Here’s what Mussolini, the father of fascism, said about his movement: “Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power.”  Like, say, FNC and the RNC.

And here’s Joseph Goebbels on a related matter: “News should be given out for instruction rather than information.”

Finally, it’s worth repeating Frye from 1942’s “The Present Condition of the World”:

Given the right conditions, we could develop on this continent a Nazism of a fury compared to which that of the Germans would be, in American language, bush-league stuff.  And if it has not occurred, and even if the danger of its occurring has perhaps passed its meridian, our escape is due to the anodyne of prosperity and to certain economic and geographical features in our favour, not to any special virtue in us, any innate love of liberty in our people, or any invincible power in our democratic institutions.  With regard to the last, the general level of political education and insight is even lower here than in Germany before Hitler.  (CW 10, 216)