As a way of giving back to the community, Goldblog is going to start compiling lists of people who are not Nazis but who have nevertheless been called Nazis in public, as a way of proving the obvious point, which is that people reaching for insults should find something better than Nazi. Those people who are, in fact, bona fide Nazis, don't count, of course. This project, coordinated by Elizabeth Weingarten, the deputy director of the Goldblog Fake-Nazi Hunting Unit, was inspired by Fox News President Roger Ailes, who called NPR executives Nazis for firing Juan Williams. I disagreed with the firing of Juan Williams, but I've met many NPR executives, and I can say that they are not Nazis, in part because I don't think they would look good in uniforms, and in part because they're a lot of Jews over there at NPR (did I just say that?) and Jews tend not to be Nazis, except for a couple I won't name.
Here is the beginning of the list. I am including on this list not only people who have been labeled "Nazi," but people who have been accused of using Nazi-like tactics, or having Hitlerish personalities, or physical attributes that remind their accusers of Nazis, or who smell like Nazis. Feel free to mail in other examples of fake Nazis in America, and I will post them: