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Beck, Now Attacking Soros, Must End his Nazi Obsession

David A. Harris — November 12, 2010 – 4:18 pm | Abusive Holocaust Rhetoric Comments (1) Add a comment

This week, Fox News host Glenn Beck added to his appalling record of attacking progressives with abusive Holocaust rhetoric by saying that George Soros “helped send Jews to death camps.” Clearly, Beck’s comments about Soros - a Holocaust survivor - are unacceptable and have no place in political discourse. But so too were his Holocaust-laden remarks about President Barack Obama, Democrats, Al Gore, Obama Administration advisors, Fox News, the economy, and even soda bans, just to name a few. 

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and Jewish Funds for Justice (JUFJ) also rightly condemned Beck’s remarks about Soros. And it’s telling that Beck had to resort to such despicable tactics to take on Mr. Soros - instead of addressing him in the realm of ideas.

Nonetheless, Beck just does not seem to be fazed by any of the backlash against his frequent abuse of the memory of the Holocaust. Just today, he directed his staff to investigate whether or not the ADL receives money from Soros - which is just another instance of Beck flirting with “puppet master” conspiracy theories.

Beck’s Holocaust obsession - trained this time on Mr. Soros - is wrong and it must stop. Fox News and Beck’s sponsors must take responsibility for enabling Beck and use the power of his paycheck to send a message to him that he and his unacceptable comments will no longer be tolerated.

However, as this op-ed from JUFJ’s Simon Greer explains, Fox News does not appear interested in putting an end to Beck’s sick Nazi obsession.

David A. Harris is the President and CEO of the National Jewish Democratic Council


andrea | November 12, 2010 – 5:26 pm

Beck is a pathetic slob and FOX is no better for allowing these comments.  A decent person would have some shame but we know Beck has none.

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