Roger Ailes, President of Fox News Channel, to Daily Beast reporter Howard Kurtz:
On NPR: “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.”
On Glenn Beck’s documentary about George Soros: “His point wasn’t really about Nazis or the Holocaust, more about the character of George Soros. … [there are some] left-wing rabbis who basically don’t think that anybody can ever use the word, Holocaust, on the air.”
On Abraham Foxman: “If he has a problem with Glenn Beck, he ought to man up, come on and talk to him about it.”
On Jon Stewart: “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. … don’t give me a social speech on the steps of the Washington Monument. Don’t lapse into non-comedy.” (Hey, Mr. Ailes, I agree!)
On Fox News: “With the country in the trouble it’s in, it’s important to stay in the debate and make sure the information is getting out.”
Marc Tracy is a staff writer at The New Republic, and was previously a staff writer at Tablet. He tweets @marcatracy.