George Soros survived the Holocaust. He is Jewish and when the Nazis caught up with his family his father saved his life by bribing an agricultural official to pretend Soros was his Christian godson. At one point, that man took the fourteen year old Soros to survey and appraise the property that had been confiscated from another Jewish family. Obviously Soros did not have a choice in the matter. Soros eventually survived the Holocaust.
To most this would be an amazing and harrowing story of survival during the Holocaust. To Beck it was an opportunity to paint Soros as an anti-Semite and smear him with one of the worst lies I have ever heard….
[When he was] 14 years old, he had to help the government confiscate the land of his fellow Jewish friends and neighbors.
That’s not what happened at all as you can see from above. He didn’t help confiscate people’s land. He didn’t actively participate in betraying his Jewish neighbors or friends. The implications are horrible. But what Beck did next is much worse. He twisted the story further until he came out with this inexcusable lie on his radio show:
[H]ere’s a Jewish boy helping send the Jews to the death camps.
That lie takes my breath away. That is a lie that cannot be told.
The ADL has now condemned Beck’s statements as “horrific.”
Michelle Goldberg has a terrific article in The Daily Beast explaining how Beck’s two part series on Fox News Channel about George Soros was classic anti-Semitism. He even named the series “Puppet Master.” Nazi propaganda used to call Jews the “wire pullers.”
I read about this (he’s right, by the way.) The first thing I thought was “Didn’t James Cameron just make Fox an amount of money measured in “Billions” and isn’t he probably in negotiations for a second film in the same franchise?”
I don’t know if Glenn Beck realizes how quickly FOX will take Cameron’s side in this fight if it comes down to it. Hell, Cameron could drop “I don’t think I could do Avatar 2 with any company that employs Glenn Beck” into the conversation and Beck would be thrown off the network so quickly that his shoes would look like the shuttle does when it re-enters orbit.