A couple weeks ago, Congressman Steve Cohen, D-Tennessee, went on the House floor and compared what he called Republican "lies" about health care to the big lie Joseph Goebbels popularized in perpetrating Nazi atrocities.

A couple weeks ago, Congressman Steve Cohen, D-Tennessee, went on the House floor and compared what he called Republican "lies" about health care to the big lie Joseph Goebbels popularized in perpetrating Nazi atrocities.

We, along with others in the media and government, hit him pretty hard. Then Democratic strategist Richard Socarides went on Fox News' "America Live with Megyn Kelly" and accused Fox of using the same kind of language.

Kelly responded by saying, "That's not true I don't know if you watch our programming every night, but I [do] watch and you're wrong."

OK, I'm supposed to let that go? I watch Fox News all the time - they use "Nazi" like 16-year-olds use the word "like."

So we did our usual crap of showing clips with Fox hosts using Nazi comparisons on their political opponents. I made my point, a good time was had by all and the symbiotic cycle of cable life continued. Until Bill O'Reilly joined the fray

"Jon Stewart sees it a bit differently," O'Reilly said. "He believes there's this hypocrisy in play and that I, your humble correspondent, am a part of it."

Yes, Mr. O'Reilly, you are in fact a part of it. Let's flash back to 2008, when you made this statement in reference to The Huffington Post: "If you look back at what happened in Germany, you cannot escape the similarities between what Hitler and his cutthroats did back then and what the hate-filled blogs are doing now."

Now O'Reilly's claiming that particular statement was taken out of context.

Dude, why you used the Nazi reference doesn't really matter. My intent was to show that, contrary to Kelly's claim, Nazi rhetoric actually does appear quite frequently on Fox News. Why O'Reilly compared The Huffington Post to Nazi propaganda is immaterial.

Since he seems interested in getting into it, here's O'Reilly explaining the context: "Nancy Reagan fell down and had to be taken to the hospital. Shortly after that, this appeared on The Huffington Post: 'Like her evil husband, she has lived far too long. Here's hoping the hag suffers for several weeks, then croaks in the tub.' Now I submit that my comparison to the vile Nazi machine is dead-on."

That was a horrible thing for someone to write and deserves condemnation. But being a heartless douche isn't exactly the same as being a Nazi propagandist.

My point was that Fox commentators do use Nazi analogies. And his point seemed to be, yeah, but I had a good reason. The problem is everybody thinks they have a good reason. Steve Cohen thought he had a good reason.

It's like speeding. I yelled at Cohen for speeding. Kelly yelled at Cohen for speeding and then said, "Good thing we don't speed." And I said, "Look at all those people speeding right there."

And then O'Reilly said I took his speeding out of context because he was running late. I gotta tell you, Bill, you're late an awful lot.