Uh-Oh Media Matters is going to be upset. Jewish Funds For Justice will have to stand outside in the snow to protest, and those 400 progressive Rabbis–well lets just say it’s time for them to run another advertisement and it is not going to be pretty. These are just some of the groups who have a conniption every time someone makes an inappropriate reference to Nazi Germany. This time it was their fearless leader himself, Mr. Spooky Dude, George Soros.
“Well, look, Fox News makes a habit — it has imported the methods of George Orwell, you know, newspeak, where you can tell the people falsehoods and deceive them,” Soros said. “And you wouldn’t believe that an open society and a democracy, these methods can succeed. But, actually, they did succeed. They succeeded in — in Germany, where the Weimar Republic collapsed and you had a Nazi regime follow it. So this is a very, very dangerous way of deceiving people. And I would like people to be aware that they are being deceived. Now, I — because I saw it as a child, I immediately react that way. But the people in America, they are innocent. They haven’t had the experience. They’re having the experience now. And I hope they wake up and they realize that they are being deceived.”
It is not appropriate to call executives of another news agency “Nazis.” And it is not appropriate to make literally hundreds of on-air references to the Holocaust and Nazis when characterizing people with whom you disagree.
It is because this issue has a profound impact on each of us, our families and our communities that we are calling on Fox News to meet the standard it has set for itself: “to exercise the ultimate sensitivity when referencing the Holocaust.”
We respectfully request that Glenn Beck be sanctioned by Fox News for his completely unacceptable attacks on a survivor of the Holocaust and that Roger Ailes apologize for his dismissive remarks about rabbis’ sensitivity to how the Holocaust is used on the air.
UPDATE: Alana Goodman of Commentary contacted Jewish Funds For Justice and as expected got a lame excuse saying that Soros’ statement was misinterpreted. I believe the technical term for their excuse is “liar, liar, pants on fire”