Fox News has issued a statement on the full-page ad that a coalition of several hundred rabbis took out in Thursday’s Wall Street Journal.
The letter, addressed to News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch (see image here), requests that host Glenn Beck “be sanctioned by Fox News for his completely unacceptable attacks on a survivor of the Holocaust” â€” philanthropist and financier George Soros â€” and that Fox News chief executive “Roger Ailes apologize for his dismissive remarks about rabbis’ sensitivity to how the Holocaust is used on the air.” (News Corp. owns both Fox News and the Journal.)
In a statement provided to The Cutline, Joel Cheatwood, senior vice president of development for Fox News, said:Â “We haven’t seen the ad, but this group is a George Soros backed left-wing political organization that has been trying to engage Glenn Beck primarily for publicity purposes.”
The rabbi coalition’s letter refers in part to Beck’s Nov. 10, 2010 broadcast, part of a three-day series about the
liberalMarxist Utopian billionaire. In that broadcast, Beck said that Soros, who lived apart from his parents in his early teens to avoid being apprehended by the Nazis, “used to go around with this anti-Semite and deliver papers to the Jews and confiscate their property and then ship them off. … It was frightening. Here’s a Jewish boy helping send the Jews to the death camps.” Soros, a Hungarian Jew, has spoken publicly about escaping the death camps by posing as a member of a Christian family. His protector’s job was to confiscate property from Jews in Nazi-occupied Hungary.
The letter also states that Beck has made “literally hundreds of on-air references to the Holocaust and Nazis when characterizing people with whom [Beck] disagree[s],” and that he “routinely compares American leaders to Nazis.”
These rabbis are liars. Â They should be ashamed of themselves.
Good for FOX News.
Yid With Lid has more on this dishonest far left group that wants to silence conservatives.
Soros Helped The Nazis During Holocaust (Sweetness & Light)
When the Nazis occupied Budapest in 1944, George Soros’ father was a successful lawyer. He lived on an island in the Danube and liked to commute to work in a rowboat. But knowing there were problems ahead for the Jews, he decided to split his family up.Â He bought them forged papers and he bribed a government official to take 14-year-old George Soros in and swear that he was his Christian godson. But survival carried a heavy price tag. While hundreds of thousands of Hungarian Jews were being shipped off to the death camps, George Soros accompanied his phony godfather on his appointed rounds, confiscating property from the Jews.
(Vintage footage of Jews walking in line; man dragging little boy in line)
KROFT: (Voiceover) These are pictures from 1944 of what happened to George Soros’ friends and neighbors.
(Vintage footage of women and men with bags over their shoulders walking; crowd by a train)
KROFT: (Voiceover) You’re a Hungarian Jew…
Mr. SOROS: (Voiceover) Mm-hmm.
KROFT: (Voiceover) …who escaped the Holocaust…
(Vintage footage of women walking by train)
Mr. SOROS: (Voiceover) Mm-hmm.
(Vintage footage of people getting on train)
KROFT: (Voiceover) …byâ€“by posing as a Christian.
Mr. SOROS: (Voiceover) Right.
(Vintage footage of women helping each other get on train; train door closing with people in boxcar)
KROFT: (Voiceover)Â And you watched lots of people get shipped off to the death camps.
Mr. SOROS:Â Right. I was 14 years old. And I would say that that’s when my character was made.
KROFT: In what way?
Mr. SOROS: That one should think ahead. One should understand andâ€“and anticipate events and whenâ€“when one is threatened. It was a tremendous threat of evil. I mean, it was aâ€“a very personal experience of evil.
KROFT: My understanding is that you went out with this protector of yours who swore that you were his adopted godson.
Mr. SOROS: Yes. Yes.
KROFT:Â Went out, in fact, and helped in the confiscation of property from the Jews.
Mr. SOROS:Â Yes. That’s right. Yes.
KROFT: I mean, that’sâ€“that sounds like an experience that would send lots of people to the psychiatric couch for many, many years. Was it difficult?
Mr. SOROS: Notâ€“not at all. Not at all. Maybe as a child you don’tâ€“you don’t see the connection. But it wasâ€“it created noâ€“no problem at all.
KROFT:Â No feeling of guilt?
Mr. SOROS:Â No.
KROFT: For example that, ‘I’m Jewish and here I am, watching these people go. I could just as easily be there. I should be there.’ None of that?
Mr. SOROS: Well, of course I câ€“I could be on the other side or I could be the one from whom the thing is being taken away. ButÂ there was no sense that I shouldn’t be there, because that wasâ€“well, actually, in a funny way, it’s just like in marketsâ€“that if I weren’t thereâ€“of course, I wasn’t doing it, but somebody else wouldâ€“wouldâ€“would be taking it away anyhow. And it was theâ€“whether I was there or not, I was only a spectator, the property was being taken away. So theâ€“I had no role in taking away that property. So I had no sense of guilt.
Of course most of us here are already aware of Mr. Soros’ highly questionable actions during the Nazi occupation. (Though the public at large undoubtedly has a different perspective, if they know anything about his earlier days at all.)
But the statements he made in this interview to my mind are quite chilling. He forgives himself everything. He says that if he hadn’t done it somebody else would have.
All of which would seem to indicate that Mr. Soros has no conscience. A lack of conscience is said to be a common symptom of sociopaths.