Saturday, November 13, 2010

Beck Slammed for remarks regarding George Soros and the Holocaust


Jewish leaders have condemned Glenn Beck for comments he made on Fox News accusing billionaire philanthropist George Soros -- a Jew -- of being complicit with the Holocaust as a child in Nazi-occupied Hungary.

On three TV programs this past week, the conservative commentator has focused on Soros, a Hungarian-born financier and democracy advocate, calling him a "puppet master" who is "notorious for collapsing economies and regimes all around the world."

Soros' pro-democracy Open Society Institute played a role in the collapse of communist regimes in Hungary and Georgia, and has funded projects to support freedom of expression, democracy, public health and human rights around the world. He is famous for donating to liberal causes, including a 2004 push to derail President George W. Bush's re-election.

Richard Drew, AP
The Anti-Defamation League has described Glenn Beck's recent comments as "completely inappropriate, offensive and over the top."

When Soros was a child in Nazi-occupied Hungary, his father bribed an agriculture official to pretend the boy was his Christian godson, The Daily Beast reported. Under the ruse -- which may have saved Soros' life -- the 14-year-old had to accompany the official on an inspection of a confiscated Jewish estate.

On his Fox TV show Tuesday, Beck said the 14-year-old Soros "used to go around with this anti-Semite and deliver papers to the Jews and confiscate their property and then ship them off."

"I am certainly not saying that George Soros enjoyed that, even had a choice. I mean, he's 14 years old. He was surviving. So I'm not making a judgment. That's between him and God," Beck continued, according to The New York Times. He added that "many people" would call Soros "an anti-Semite," but that he would not.

On a previous Oct. 10 radio show, Beck accused Soros of actively participating in the Holocaust. "George Soros was part of it. He would help confiscate the stuff. It was frightening. Here's a Jewish boy helping send the Jews to the death camps," Beck said, according to The Jerusalem Post.

The Anti-Defamation League, a leading Jewish advocacy group, issued a statement Thursday calling Beck's statements "horrific" and "offensive."

"Glenn Beck's description of George Soros' actions during the Holocaust is completely inappropriate, offensive and over the top. For a political commentator or entertainer to have the audacity to say -- inaccurately -- that there's a Jewish boy sending Jews to death camps, as part of a broader assault on Mr. Soros, that's horrific," the statement said, according to The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles.

"To hold a young boy responsible for what was going on around him during the Holocaust as part of a larger effort to denigrate the man is repugnant," ADL national director Abraham Foxman, who is a Holocaust survivor himself, told the Times.

Fox News, which draws an estimated 2.8 million viewers to Beck's TV program, said it stood by the host's comments. "Information regarding Mr. Soros' experiences growing up were taken directly from his writings and from interviews given by him to the media, and no negative opinion was offered as to his actions as a child," Joel Cheatwood, a senior vice president at Fox News, said in a statement excerpted by TV Guide.

I will be the first to admit that I was not aware that Soro's, the ultimate "puppet-master," played such a heinous role during the most horrid and tragic time in history.  

He betrayed his own people.  He led them to the slaughter. Was it survival instincts?  I don't know.  But from I have heard of this man, he values no one or anything, he is all about conquering and gaining power and control over anyone who steps into his path.

So why defend him?


Silverfiddle said...

The ADL has turned into a progressive megaphone.

Jewish blogger Yid With Lid explains it pretty well...

Anyway, their logic is horrible, which gives them away as liberal advocates.

Criticizing Obama makes you a racist, being against illegal immigration makes you a Hispanic hater, ringing alarm bells about militant islam makes you an anti-muslim bigot.

This is a tactic to stifle free speech, but it doesn't work anymore. I wonder what they'll try next?

WomanHonorThyself said...

Silver is right girl..the ADL are useless leftards for the most part too..sigh...Hope ya had a fabulous weekend my friend~!

Leticia said...

Silver, I really couldn't agree more with you and I hope they will change their minds. I don't want to know what they will do next. That is pretty jarring to say the least.

Angel, it really is sad how liberal they are. Why? I will never know. I did have a pretty good weekend. I should be in bed right now, but I procrastinated ordering Avon. I am going to be exhausted tomorrow, 5:30 am is going to come awfully early.

MK said...

From what i've read about him, he's a real slimeball one to be feared and wary of.

Always On Watch said...

It is ludicrous to call Glenn Beck an anti-Semite, all because he criticized Soros. Soros has it coming -- in spades. Look what he's been doing with all his money! Selling America down the river!

Leticia said...

MK, he is dangerous and has a lot of power and he really enjoys wielding it.

AOW, with Soro's its about all the money, he doesn't care what damage he is doing to America. As long as he is living comfortably the rest of the world can go to hades.

Most Rev. Gregori said...

I knew of Soros' past and how he sold out his own people, long before Glenn Beck brought it up.

Why England took Soros off their ten most wanted list for almost completely destroying their financial system is beyond me, and why the U.S. hasn't revoked his citizenship or at least try him for treason is also beyond me.

This evil S.O.B. should change his name to George Sordid.

Joe said...

No one has stood more strongly for the rights of Jews than Glenn Beck. Soros is a Jew only by birth. By action he is a traitor and scammer.

Karen Howes said...

Soros is about as close to evil incarnate as a modern human being can be, so I'm certainly not surprised.

Notice how the ADL *defends* Soros. Goes to show where their true loyalties lie, doesn't it?

Leticia said...

Abouna, they were probably scared of him.

Joe, I agree. He totally and completely abandoned his Jewish roots, and I feel sorry for what awaits him in eternity.

Karen, he really is a very evil and malicious man.

Anonymous said...

I detest Soros but Beck's comments were disgraceful.