Fox News At Work

Since January, Media Matters for America has documented numerous examples of conservatives in the media warning of socialism, fascism, communism, Nazism, McCarthyism, and Marxism, or using such language to describe President Obama or other Democrats.

Beck: “I was wrong. Our government is not marching down the road towards communism or socialism… they’re marching us to a brand of non-violent fascism… towards 1984”

April 1

Jonah Goldberg on auto bailout: “You can call it corporatism, you can call it socialism, you can call it fascism, what it is not is liberal democratic capitalism”

March 31

Beck: “The government is a heroin pusher using smiley-faced fascism to grow the nanny state”

March 31

FNC’s Napolitano says Wagoner’s resignation is “an absolute power grab and it’s the road to fascism”, “this is Mussolini on the Potomac”

March 30

Fox News’ Carlson asks, “Are we headed toward socialism?”

March 25

Discussing Obama “power grab,” Gingrich says Goldberg’s “frighteningly prescient” Liberal Fascism describes “how the left is thinking this year”

March 25

Hannity: Obama administration is pushing “the single biggest power grab and move towards socialism in the history of the country”

March 24

MacCallum on Rep. Bachmann’s claim that Obama proposals are a “lurch toward socialism”: “I think you’re absolutely right about that”

March 24

Scarborough declares “Socialism is hard…you want to socialize entire sectors, and you can’t even get people to work in the Treasury Department”

March 20

Limbaugh expands upon his Frank-McCarthy comparison and the “popular myth that McCarthy falsely accused people of things”

March 19

Echo chamber: Fox News’ Smith joins Limbaugh, MacCallum in comparing Rep. Frank to McCarthy

March 18

Hannity declares today “Day number 52 of the socialism that you’ve been waiting for”

March 12

Rodgers claims Obama “clearly is more sympathetic with the long-term goals of world communism, and let’s be blunt about it, Muslim terrorists, than with any legitimate American goals”

March 11

Fox News’ Asman warns “[w]e ignore” Czech President Klaus’ “advice” that “the road to socialism is the road to serfdom” at “our own peril”

March 10

False advertising: Beck show promo denounced calling Dems communists, but he often does that on his show

March 5

Scarborough on America “moving closer toward European-style socialism:” “That’s not a right-wing claim it’s the truth”

March 4

Fox News VP and Washington Managing Editor Sammon: Obama has an “agenda towards socialism”

March 3

Buchanan offers mixed metaphors on socialism in response to Obama proposals, claims, “for conservatives, this is pitchfork time”

March 2

On Beck, Byrnes smeared CO solar energy company as “socialist”

February 19

Fox & Friends asks: “Are we headed towards Socialism?”

February 18

Special Report takes a “fair and balanced look” at whether the recovery plan is “socialism”

February 17

Wash. Times invokes Nazism, publishes Hitler photo while criticizing health-care provisions in stimulus

February 13

On CNN, Rollins and Castellanos compare recovery plan to Soviet and Cuban communism, socialism

February 9

Beck on O’Reilly Factor: “We are really truly stepping beyond socialism and starting to look at fascism”; compares proposals to Nazi Germany

February 6

Numerous media figures equate Pelosi’s defense of family planning provision in recovery package to China’s “one-child policy,” eugenics, Nazism

January 27

KFSO’s Sussman compares Pelosi’s contraception comments to Nazism, claims we’re on our way to a “one child policy in this country”

January 27

Days after decrying those who say Democrats are “trying to turn us into communist Russia,” Beck claimed Obama “has Marxist tendencies”

January 14

Promoting upcoming Fox show, Beck — who has called Obama “a Marxist” and criticized “Comrade Clinton” — decries communist name-calling

January 8


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