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Saturday, November 13, 2010


UPDATE:  Top Palin aide is on Soros' payroll

Revealed: the surprisingly close link between the liberal billionaire and the Republican superstar.  LINK HERE.

Found on a rightwing blog:

“I am looking forward to this:

Tomorrow on Glenn Beck's Fox News program, he is going to start telling the untold story about George Soros. If you aren't home at 5:00 EST, then may I recommend you DVR it (or old fashioned me still tapes it on my VCR).

George Soros Part 1 on Glenn Beck

Glenn Beck told of Soros' early years and how he helped collapse currencies and governments, but how did this guy make so much money in the first place? He became a US citizen in 1956 I believe they reported, could (gasp!) a capitalistic economy be what gave Mr. Soros much of the money that he has amassed? So then why is he so against capitalism and the USA?

He wants a One World government, and is funneling money into all sorts of 501(3)c organizations to create shadow governments and such to make that happen. When I think of the huge amounts of money he has poured into these organizations, now I know it is his money to spend as he sees fit, but couldn't he actually help a lot of people in the world who could use some charity instead of using all that money to push for the One World Government? How is that going to help people in need? Why not be like Bill Gates and actually help people? I'll tell you why, there is no POWER in charity, that is why.”

Mr. George Soros is evil, and thank God for Glenn Beck exposing him!

This is why Glenn Beck is dangerous. He fills weak minds with misrepresentations and lies, and those minds accept, without any critical thinking or fact-checking, the rot he serves them up in service to his fantasy of being some sick sort of an American hero. The unfortunate person who wrote that praise for Beck has no idea what she’s talking about, it is clear, nor did she know anything factual about Soros before Beck distorted Soros's history for his ratings.

As a result of using his show to spread calumny, slander, lies, and misrepresentations about George Soros, the Jewish community has responded. And the response has been unequivocally negative toward Beck.

What is so insidious about what Beck does is the slimey way in which he accuses his victims without actually having the balls to be up front about it. Here’s an example of the cowardly worm’s methods:

“And George Soros used to go around with this anti-Semite and deliver papers to the Jews and confiscate their property and then ship them off … Here’s a Jewish boy helping send the Jews to the death camps. And 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. As a 14-year-old boy, I don’t know what you would do.”

“Here’s a Jewish boy helping send the Jews to the death camps.” --Glenn Beck

Mark Paredes, a Mormon, writing for The Jewish had this to say about that remarkable sentence uttered by Beck:

"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. – ADL statement
I don’t know how well Glenn Beck knows the organized Jewish community, but he definitely has a Jewish problem. This week he gratuitously slandered a prominent Jewish philanthropist in probably the worst way that you can slander a Holocaust survivor, and many Jewish leaders are justifiably outraged. The ADL and the American Gathering of Holocaust Survivors and their Descendants have denounced Beck’s comments, which are presented in a negative light in every Jewish news source that has run the story. As a Mormon who has worked for years to promote LDS-Jewish relations worldwide, I have a few words of advice for my coreligionist.

First of all, know your limits vis-à-vis Jews. It’s almost always a bad idea for a Gentile to call a Jew an anti-Semite. You can criticize Soros’s politics and organizations all you want, but lay off the references to his ethnicity. Believe me, every Jewish reader sees through your “they-say-he’s-an-anti-Semite-but-I’m-not-sure” nonsense. If I were to write something like “They say Glenn still drinks and does drugs and may even beat his wife, but I don’t know enough about his home life to judge,” I don’t think too many of your fans would give me a pass. By the way, many Jews are atheists, and their unbelief doesn’t affect their membership in the tribe.

It’s an even worse idea to invoke the Holocaust inappropriately, which you continue to do (and have apologized for doing in the past). Accusing a Jewish Holocaust survivor of having been a teenage Nazi is simply inexcusable. To make matters even worse, your facts are wrong in this case. According to Ron Kampeas of the JTA (who has slightly more credibility on Jewish reporting than you), a young Soros on one occasion accompanied his non-Jewish protector (a necessity in a country where 2/3 of Jews were killed) when the Nazis ordered the man to inventory the estate of a Hungarian Jew who had fled. On another occasion, the local Jewish council ordered Soros to deliver letters to local Jewish lawyers. Soros’ father immediately realized that the letters were meant to inform them of their deportation, and he told his son to warn the targets to flee. He also ended the boy’s work with the council. No reasonable person could possibly think that the young Soros’s actions rose to the level of “helping send the Jews to the death camps.” This outrageous accusation clearly violates LDS moral teaching, which prohibits lying and slandering others. You should be ashamed of yourself.

Finally, traveling to Israel and making occasional pro-Israel remarks, while welcome, won’t protect you from Jewish outrage when you cross red lines. You simply don’t have enough bona fides in the Jewish community to get away with Holocaust exploitation and ad hominem attacks on prominent Jews. Your remarks were universally condemned in the Jewish press, and there is every reason to expect that your future statements on Jewish issues will receive heightened scrutiny (as they should). Everyone in the Jewish community knows that Soros is a completely secular Jew who does not identify himself closely with Israel or with most Jewish causes. However, he is still a Jew and a Holocaust survivor, and deserves better than to be labeled a former Nazi by a non-Jewish pundit who has never lived abroad, has never lived in a country that has been invaded, has never been the target of a genocidal campaign, and has minimal contact with the organized Jewish community. You can make all of the pro-Israel statements you like, but Jews also pay attention to how you treat individual Jews.

The Jewish leaders’ reactions say to me that they’re not convinced that Beck really loves Jews, which should be a cause of great concern to him if he cares at all how he is perceived by the Jewish community. I think Jews have reason to be skeptical of Beck, and I hope they keep his feet to the fire. In the spirit of Glenn, let’s just say that while some people might say he’s an anti-Semite, I’m not saying that. I’m just saying that sometimes he acts like one."
I’ve read several articles condemning Beck’s malicious smearing of George Soros on his program, which is supported and encouraged by FOX News, but this one by Mr. Paredes was the most incisive and exposes Beck for the soulless and degenerate villian that he is.

“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,” said Abraham Foxman, director of Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and a Holocaust survivor.

“While I, too, may disagree with many of Soros' views and analysis on the issues, to bring in this kind of innuendo about his past is unacceptable. 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. "This is the height of ignorance or insensitivity, or both," said Foxman, who noted that as a child, he was protected by non-Jews who had not revealed his background to him.

"As a kid, at 6, I spit at Jews -- does that make me part of the Nazi machine?" Foxman said. "There's an arrogance here for Glenn Beck, a non-Jew, to set the standards of what makes a good Jew."--Abraham Foxman, director of the Anti-Defamation League, and Holocaust survivor

Commentary magazine, the neoconservative publication founded in 1945 by the American Jewish Committee, had its executive editor, Jonathan Tobin, writes:

“Beck is in no position to pontificate about the conduct of Holocaust survivors and should refrain from even commenting about this subject…. Such topics really must be off-limits, even in the take-no-prisoners world of contemporary punditry.”

Tobin continues: “There is much to criticize about George Soros’s career, and his current political activities are troubling. But Beck’s denunciation of him is marred by ignorance and offensive innuendo. Instead of providing sharp insight into a shady character, all Beck has done is further muddy the waters and undermine his own credibility as a commentator.”

Glenn Beck represents the absolute worst in American pundity. He deserves nothing but contempt and shunning by every decent American for the smear campaigns he has conducted in the past and for this particularly ugly, fascistic piece of filth he has promoted on his program.

And a pox on those who admire this self-identified “recovering dirt bag.”

Apparently, Beck is still a long, long way from recovery.


Joe "Truth 101" Kelly said...

I've always suspected righties supported Israel in hopes that one day Israel would nuke the OPEC countries so BP and Exxon could swoop in and get all the oil.

Halliburton would of course be one of their contractors.

Sue said...

Beck is not only dangerous he is a filthy, dirty, scummy, lying, fabricating, rightwing NUTCASE! He's worse than a nutcase actually because nutcases can use insanity as a defense. Beck is not insane, he is a mastermind and pure evil...

Shaw Kenawe said...


I think Beck crossed the line big time on this Soros issue. All the Jewish organizations have come out and unequivocally condemned Beck's scurrilous slander of Soros.

What will it take for those who listen to this charlatan to get them to wake up to the fraud that he is?

I get so discouraged when I think about the millions of people that believe this dirt bag is a legitimate pundit.

Anonymous said...

"Writing for The Daily Beast, Michelle Goldberg described Beck's anti-Soros programs as "shocking, even by Beck's degraded standards," adding: "The program, which aired Tuesday and Wednesday, was a symphony of anti-Semitic dog-whistles. Nothing like it has ever been on American television before." She's right -- I've been watching and critiquing cable news for years now, and I can't recall an instance in which a cable news host has devoted one program, let alone a series of them, to the singular purpose of demonizing a private citizen. And I'm positive that no cable news host has ever trafficked so heavily and unapologetically in virulently anti-Jewish stereotypes."

Pamela Zydel said...

Shaw: As you know, I was sick all week, so I watched a lot of TV, however, I only watched Beck’s show about Soros on Tuesday. When I saw all the “quotes”, my first thought was: What came before and after THOSE quotes? I think THAT is important because it lets one know the context of the quote(s). I’m sure, though, that most people don’t think along those lines.

I have yet to do the research on the “quotes”, but I do intend to do so as soon as I’m feeling better (getting stronger every day now). I would HOPE everyone would fact check, but we know that is NOT the case. Most people take TV personalities, radio talk show hosts, etc., at their word, i.e. as Gospel, and I find that quite scary. It’s a known fact that these people slant, heck, the entire media slants! I don’t want to stifle free speech, but I do think they should be more responsible in how they present their information.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Hi Pam,

Hope you've recovered from that nasty cold and are feeling better.

As for the post on Beck, I'm going to believe the Jewish Organizations when they say what Beck engaged in on his program about George Soros was anti-Semitic, character assassination.

I accept their opinions over a man who has cautioned his viewers not to believe what he says, admitted he's no more than a rodeo clown, and whose main goal is to bring attention to himself so that more people watch his show.

Take care of yourself. Rest. Rest. Rest.

dmarks said...

"Commentary magazine, the neoconservative publication founded in 1945 by the American Jewish Committee, had its executive editor, Jonathan Tobin, writes:"

Alright, neocons!

Seriously, as for the context of quotes, it is hard to conjure context excuses to get around some of Beck's. Like his rant demanding the murder of Michael Moore.

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