Beck Anti-Semitic? 400 Rabbis Think So

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    Glenn Beck Anti-Semitic? 400 Rabbis Think So | The Stir

    A group of several hundred rabbis took out a full-page advertisement in this morning's Wall Street Journal protesting Glenn Beck for his repeated use of Nazi and Holocaust rhetoric.

    Specifically, in the open letter addressed to News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch, the group requested that Beck "be sanctioned by Fox News for his completely unacceptable attacks on a survivor of the Holocaust" and that Fox News chief executive "Roger Ailes apologize for his dismissive remarks about rabbis' sensitivity to how the Holocaust is used on the air."

    Now, Fox News has issued a statement in response to the full-page ad, and I think you can agree that it's truly shocking ... except it's really not.

    The group of rabbis (organzied by Jewish Funds for Justice) must have intended for their open letter to result in Beck toning down his language. But one has to wonder if it will only make it worse.

    Here's the statement from Joel Cheatwood, senior vice president of development for Fox News:

    We haven't seen the ad, but this group is a George Soros backed left-wing political organization that has been trying to engage Glenn Beck primarily for publicity purposes.

    In case you need a refresher, Beck went on a three-day tirade last fall against Soros -- who is a Hungarian Jew and the Holocaust survivor (mentioned in the letter above) -- accusing him of collaborating with the Nazis.

    In effect, this statement from Fox dismisses the rabbis' concerns as little more than a publicity stunt from disgruntled Soros supporters -- even though concerns that Beck crosses the line with his repeated use of Nazi and Holocaust imagery are shared by many, many Americans across the political spectrum.

    Beck has declined to comment on the situation through a spokesperson. But you can bet it's going to get more than a mention on air. Far from toning down his rhetoric, Beck will no doubt be more fired up than usual. And instead of taking a hit, this might mean Fox News' ratings will be better than ever.
     
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    All we need to know.
     
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    that's right.....beck bears no responsiblity for what he says....its all liberal crap..that he is a lying paid entertainer
     
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    Apparently.
     
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    When Soros is going to such lengths, one really should be asking "what is he so scared of?"
     
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    An idiot might ask that.

    Oh wait. One did.
     
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    Because you can't have legitimate views if you have political views?

    That would be all we need to know about Beck then wouldn't it?
     
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    Ya cause this Soros group is an honest broker when it comes to calling Beck for crap talking about Soros. Guess what darling? He is a high profile public figure. Isn't that the excuse you gave for people attacking the children of Palin?
     
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    Let's review the facts.

    Glen Beck hammers George Soros as the puppet master of the progressives.

    Soros financially backs this left wing group of Rabbis.

    The Rabbis accuse Beck of anti-semitism.

    See the links? Ok. Those are the knowns.

    Got any knowns of who is paying Beck (besides the company that actually employs him) to go after Soros?
     
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    So Beck encouraging people to educate themselves on totalitarianism and the circumstances that lead to the Nazi's taking control so we don't follow those same mistakes is anti-semetic?

    You guys are seriously going to argue that wanting to avoid another holocaust is anti-semetic? That supporting Israel is Anti-Semetic? That encouraging people to learn about Jewish scripture is anti-semetic?

    And you guys don't think the fact that George Soros is spending millions of dollars to get him off the air shouldn't factor into the credibility of the accusations?

    Does Glenn Beck simply make you lose all ability for rational thought?
     

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