Earlier tonight, FoxNews.com covered a segment on Glenn Beck’s radio program where the host likened Breitbart News Network Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels. Bannon, also a SiriusXM radio host, is a former Surface Warfare Officer in the U.S. Navy. The article was featured toward the top of the FoxNews.com front page. Breitbart News contributed a comment to the article, which we’ve highlighted in bold:
Conservative talk show host Glenn Beck slammed Donald Trump’s supporters Wednesday on his radio show as “vile” and likened them to Nazis – while accusing Breitbart Chairman Stephen Bannon of doing Trump’s bidding, comparing him to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels.
[Beck] reserved his most fiery comments for Bannon, claiming his Breitbart news blog site is promoting Trump’s “lies.”
“I’m telling you that I believe that Bannon thinks he’s either going to be the chief of staff or he’s going to be the next Roger Ailes. And let me tell you something, Bannon whatever your first name is. Um, you’re not going to be the next Roger Ailes. There is not going to be another Roger Ailes,” Beck said, referring to the Fox News chairman.
He continued: “Roger Ailes didn’t answer to anybody. He certainly didn’t take orders from a real estate developer. … By taking orders from a political candidate and reworking your entire site to promote the lies of a specific candidate without any kind of truth behind these things … If that is what your idea of being Roger Ailes is, you are so sadly mistaken. That doesn’t make you Roger Ailes. That makes you Goebbels.”
Reached for comment, a Breitbart spokesman jokingly referenced Beck’s call to fast for Cruz, saying:
“Since Glenn had been fasting, we assume he was simply ‘hangry.’ Either that or this is another example of Beck trying to carry water for the Ailes-Murdoch-Fox News establishment in their anybody-but-Trump crusade.”
The conservative news blog site’s primary financial backer is Robert Mercer, a billionaire supporter of various political causes.
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