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Newt Gingrich blames Mozilla’s CEO troubles on ‘new fascism’

This is just the most open and blatant example of the new fascism, which says if you don’t agree with us 100%, we have the right to punish you”

Newt Gingrich, former Republican Presidential candidate and contributor to CNN’s Crossfire, speaking on ABC’s This Week With George Stephanopoulos. Gingrich was commenting on Brendan Eich, who stepped down as CEO of Mozilla Corporation following intense backlash over donations to Proposition 8 by Eich in 2008. The former Speaker of the House stated, “If you’re a young faculty member, in a lot of places, if you’re a young member of a news department, and you have the wrong views, meaning conservative, you have no career.” (Mediaite)

Rhuaridh Marr is Metro Weekly's managing editor. He can be reached at rmarr@metroweekly.com.