Progressives, Liberals, Democrats, Fascists, Socialists and Communists are all cut from the same cloth. All seek to stifle the opposition and frequently resort to the murder of millions to achieve that goals. e.g.: Hitler, Stalin, Mao, etal.
All make use of a compliant Fourth Estate, in Hitler's case Goebbels Propagand Ministry, in Stalin's case Pravda, in our case the DPB, Democrat Propaganda Bureau, formerly aka MSM.