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Jewish Leaders Condemn Beck's "Monstrous," "Over The Top" Comments About Soros And The Holocaust

Reported by Ellen - November 11, 2010 -

It looks like Glenn Beck's attempts to paint George Soros as a Nazi collaborator have backfired. Prominent Jewish leaders are not only not buying it, they are outraged.

As The Jewish Week is reporting,

“It's totally over the top,” said Anti-Defamation League director Abraham Foxman about Beck's latest outburst.

...Elan Steinberg, vice president of the The American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Their Descendants, called the Beck accusations “monstrous; you don't make such accusations without proof, and I have seen no such proof.”

Beck's charges, he said, “go to the heart of the instrumentalization and trivialization of the Holocaust."

And it's not just Jews:

Interfaith Alliance President Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy said Beck's “use of the Holocaust to discredit George Soros is beyond repugnant. The Holocaust is one of history’s most tragic events and those who survived it are owed our enduring respect.”

it's also worth noting that while accusing Soros of acting against the Jews, Beck is also using classic anti-Semitic stereotypes in his characterizations of Soros. If he thought he'd get a pass on that by painting Soros as anti-Jewish, Beck needs to think again.

As I wrote earlier this week, we believe Beck should be fired for his unhinged vendetta. His incendiary smears have no place on any network, much less one that calls itself "fair and balanced."

(H/T Media Matters)

You can contact Fox and demand they hold Beck accountable at glennbeck@foxnews.com



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