Fox News President Roger Ailes has apologized to the Anti-Defamation League for using the term “Nazi” to describe NPR officials in an interview with The Daily Beast, and the ADL has accepted his apology, Politico reports
. Ailes told The Daily Beast, “They [NPR] 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.”
But in a letter to ADL National Director Abe Foxman, Ailes wrote, “I was of course ad-libbing and should not have chosen that word. But I was angry at the time because of NPR’s willingness to censor Juan Williams for not being liberal enough.”
Holocaust survivor Foxman replied: “I welcome Roger Ailes’ apology, which is as sincere as it is heartfelt. Nazi comparisons of this nature are clearly inappropriate and offensive. While I wish Roger had never invoked that terminology, I appreciate his efforts to immediately reach out and to retract his words before they did any further harm.”
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