NPR’s still waiting for an apology

Michael Calderone
The Cutline

Fox News chief Roger Ailes apologized Thursday to the Anti-Defamation League for calling NPR executives "Nazis" in an interview. ADL Director Abraham Foxman, a Holocaust survivor, responded: Apology accepted.

Ailes also said in the letter to Foxman that he should have used "nasty, inflexible bigot" when referring to those at NPR who fired Juan Williams.

That didn't go over well with NPR executives, who are now looking for an apology of their own.

"We are disappointed that Mr. Ailes directed his apology only to the ADL, and amazed that his statement substituted a new insult to replace his original scurrilous remark," said Dana Davis Rehm, NPR's senior vice president for communications, in a statement. "This ongoing name-calling is offensive to NPR, its member stations and the 27 million listeners who rely on us."