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Megyn Kelly Pushes Back When Guest Compares Rep. Cohen’s “Nazi” Comments To Fox News Hosts
Mediaite ^ | 1/21/11 | Mark Joyella

Posted on 01/21/2011 11:50:41 AM PST by markomalley

Fox’s Megyn Kelly talked to Equality Matters’ president Richard Socarides Thursday, discussing the dustup over Rep. Steve Cohen’s recent comments on the floor of the House, when he compared Republicans’ “lies” to the Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels.

On America Live, Socarides and Kelly disagreed over whether Cohen’s comments since amounted to an apology or not, and somehow that led to a back-and-forth over Socarides’ belief that Fox News hosts regularly use the same kind of language:

“Every night on the very network that we’re on right now, the leading commenters on this network use this kind of language.”

Kelly pushed back immediately, saying “I don’t know if you sit and watch our programming every night, but I watch it every day and you’re wrong.”

Media Matters staffers scoured through transcripts of Fox programs dating back to 2004, producing a list of more than 20 references to Hitler, the Weimar Republic, and even “The Germans.” Most of the references were from Glenn Beck, who’s compared the auto bailouts to the “early days of Adolph Hiter,” among other historical references.

As the Washington Post pointed out, Kelly then asked Socarides if cable hosts’ words should be compared to the words of a member of Congress on the floor of the House.

Watch it here, from Fox News:

(video at link)

KEYWORDS: 112th; cohen; congress; foxnews; stevecohen

1 posted on 01/21/2011 11:50:45 AM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

I may be mistaken, but I THINK there have been more than 20 days since 2004...

2 posted on 01/21/2011 11:52:54 AM PST by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: markomalley

This thread is useless without pictures.

3 posted on 01/21/2011 11:53:16 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: markomalley

Kind of a strange headline. To me, Kelly “pushes back” sounded like she was retreating. I think “fights back” would be more appropriate.

4 posted on 01/21/2011 11:53:46 AM PST by Joann37
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To: markomalley
I watch Fox's “Special Report” every night and occasionally watch FoxNews’s other evening shows and the only times I can recall language broadcast to match that of Rep Cohen is when it's from a lefty, generally on tape but occasionally live. Fox's conservative adults don't talk that way.
5 posted on 01/21/2011 11:55:25 AM PST by Mobties (Let the markets work! Reduce the government footprint!)
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To: Puppage

Thank you. Even those “Kelly is a lib” bashers appreciate pcs ;-)

6 posted on 01/21/2011 11:56:52 AM PST by bigbob
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To: markomalley
Nazi Party

The National Socialist German Workers' Party (German: Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, abbreviated NSDAP), commonly known in English as the Nazi Party (from the German Nazi, abbreviated from the pronunciation of Nationalsozialist[5]), was a political party in Germany between 1919 and 1945. It was known as the German Workers' Party (DAP) prior to a change of name in 1920.

National Health Care: Medicine in Germany 1918-1945 [Nazi health care]
Does the Modern Bureaucratization of Medicine Risk a Return to the Horrors of National Socialist Medicine?

by Marc S. Micozzi M.D.

Today we are concerned about issues such as doctor-assisted suicide, abortion, the use of fetal tissue, genetic screening, birth control and sterilization, health-care rationing and the ethics of medical research on animals and humans. These subjects are major challenges in both ethics and economics at the end of the twentieth century. But at the beginning of the twentieth century the desire to create a more scientific medical practice and research had already raised the issues of euthanasia, eugenics, and medical experimentation on human subjects. In addition, the increasing involvement of the German government in medical care and funding medical research established the government-medical complex that the National Socialists later used to execute their extermination policies. ..."

7 posted on 01/21/2011 11:59:28 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page:
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To: markomalley

In Dem-speak, calling your opponent a Nazi is civil. You answering back is vitriol.

Personally, I don’t have any problem with Nazi references if they make sense. Calling people who promote limited constitutional government “Nazis” doesn’t make much sense, of course.

Socialists hate being called socialists, except by other socialists. Most Leftists have no idea what fascism is and have no idea that most of their proposals are, technically speaking, fascist. In particular, this particular socialist administration very much smacks of classic fascism.

And most socialists do not understand that a continuum that stretches from fascism on the one hand to communism on the other hand does not pass through limited government conservatism... at all. We are not on that continuum. But socialists are.

8 posted on 01/21/2011 12:08:39 PM PST by marron
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To: markomalley

It is uncivil to look right into the camera and tell Americans that the Congressman apologized.

Lying is uncivil.

9 posted on 01/21/2011 12:09:11 PM PST by DManA
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It is always hilarious when idiot liberals claim the other side(s) are nazis, when it is them that has more in common with nazism than anybody else. Liberals have a habit of projecting. They think the other side is also always finding ways to cheat elections and infringe on people’s rights since that is what they do and are for.

10 posted on 01/21/2011 12:09:11 PM PST by bcr100
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To: markomalley

I watched those Glenn Beck shows.

Glenn was quoting historical facts. Adolph Hitler took over the car factories, producing the Volkswagon.

That is a lot different than calling people “Nazis”. Even if they are acting like them.

These people stink. They are trying to shut down all political speech that might cause them problems.

11 posted on 01/21/2011 12:16:16 PM PST by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: nutmeg


12 posted on 01/21/2011 1:18:34 PM PST by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us:
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To: Mobties

Why do you think he made his remarks to a nearly empty chamber? He wanted on record, but not on air...oops you stupid libtard, it is all RECORDED, and if it gets recorded it ends up on You Tube.

Butt hole has a LONG history of making these kind of remarks...never held a REAL job, just gov’t ones 24 years in the TN Senate, now on his 3rd term as US Rep.

I have the misfortune of living in the fringe area of his district. Hoping redistricting will fix that.

13 posted on 01/21/2011 3:57:56 PM PST by GailA (2012 rally cry DEMOCRATS and RINOS are BAD for the USA!)
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