Fox News host Glenn Beck is under fire over a Holocaust remark made during his George Soros series, ‘The Puppet Master’. Who is George Soros? A billionaire who donates large sums of money to left-wing groups and media, which has Glenn Beck up in arms. The Glenn Beck – George Soros feud hit a high watermark this week. Comments made by Glenn Beck about George Soros and his activities during the Holocaust have drawn fire from many, including the Anti-Defamation League. The ADL is a Jewish organization that defends against anti-Semitism.
The specific remarks made by Beck was as Glenn discussed the activities of George Soros as a 14 year old boy in Hungary. Occupied by Nazi Germany, Soros, himself a Jew by birth, was recruited by the Nazis to clean out homes and apartments vacated by Jews sent to a concentration camp, a fact which is true. Beck described Soros as a “Jewish boy helping send the Jews to the death camps.” Beck did add that he, himself, could not imagine what it must have been like back then trying to survive.
The war between Soros and Beck has been heating up steadily the past year, if not two years. Shortly after joining Fox News, ‘The Glenn Beck Show’, which airs at 5pm EST and dominates the cable news ratings, came under heavy attack. Various groups ranging from ACORN, Sojourners (both funded with contributions from Soros and his ‘charitable’ organizations) plus unions like SEIU and the AFL-CIO. The White House has even taken shots at Beck after his airing of old video and other material caused Van Jones to resign as the ‘Green Jobs Czar’. Organized efforts have forced many advertisers to boycott Beck’s hour.
ADL National Director, Abraham Foxman, says the Beck’s remarks about George Soros were “inappropriate, offensive, and over the top”. However, it should be noted that Foxman also believes that Glenn Beck is a strong supporter of the state of Israel and of the Jewish people. On October 22 of this year, Foxman sent an official letter from his ADL office to Beck praising Glenn for his support. At the time, some ADL supporters were circulating a direct-mail letter listing Beck among other celebrities who have made anti-Semitic statements. Foxman offered his person apology to Glenn Beck for any misunderstanding.
So did Beck cross the line? I suppose that is a matter of opinion. Saying such about Soros, in my personal opinion, was justified. The guy’s a skunk! Sometimes being honest means being brutally honest. I suspect that Beck will apologize to the ADL and anybody else, other than Soros, for making the remark. He may even apologize to Soros on his TV show. Glenn Beck has the moral character to humble himself when called for. He’s made mistakes before and acted accordingly.
We’ll see what the outcome of Glenn Beck under fire for Holocaust remarks about George Soros on Monday, probably. The Fox News host will certainly say something at the beginning of his show. Glenn Beck has been talking all week about ‘The Puppet Master’, who is George Soros, according to Beck. The feud between Glenn Beck and George Soros has been heating up the past few months and this will almost certainly not be the last word on this subject.