Exxon-Backed Pundit Compares Gore To Nazi Propagandist

Sterling Burnett is a senior fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis, an organization that has received over $390,000 from ExxonMobil since 1998. This afternoon on Fox, Burnett compared watching Al Gore’s movie, An Inconvenient Truth, to watching a movie by Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels to learn about Nazi Germany.

From Think Progress

The media needs to enforce Godwin’s Law and immediately kill the microphone of anyone that compares someone or something to Hitler. If they don’t, I fear that political discourse in this country will slowly devolve into two sides exchanging Nazi analogies about the other side. The only exceptions are those who are actively involved in genocide. Not that I’d expect Fox News to act like a responsible media outlet and prevent people from comparing Al Gore to Goebbels by challenging that assertion as off-base or gross hyperbole.