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Mon Nov 5, 2018, 09:46 AM

George Soros rep says he wants to go on Fox News. But they won't book him.

New York (CNN)Fox News talks about billionaire philanthropist George Soros a lot. He is a favorite bogeyman of the right, so Fox's conservative talk shows blame him for all sorts of ills, sometimes even pushing into conspiracy theory territory.

But the head of Soros's philanthropic group said the conservative network won't let him on air to rebut the wild accusations.
Patrick Gaspard, president of Soros's Open Society Foundations, told CNN's Brian Stelter on "Reliable Sources" Sunday that Fox News producers "refuse to have us on."
Fox News did not respond to CNN Business' request for comment about Gaspard's claim.
Conspiracy theories about Soros have spread for years among the far right.

President Donald Trump and his supporters have circulated accusations that Soros, who is Jewish, is assisting a caravan of migrants bound for the United States, which the foundation denies.
The conspiracy found its way onto Fox News in recent weeks. The caravan is frequently described by people on the network as an "invasion."

A guest on Lou Dobbs' popular Fox Business program, Chris Farrell, repeated claims the migrant caravan is supported by Soros last month and encountered no push back from Dobbs.
The remark drew widespread criticism when the episode was rebroadcast on October 27, hours after a gunman walked into a Pittsburgh synagogue and murdered 11 people. The Anti-Defamation League called the shooting the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in US history. ...

"There's been no opportunity for our foundation or for thoughtful Americans to come on and rebut," Gaspard said.


https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/04/media/george-soros-patrick-gaspard-fox-news/index.html

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Response to JudyM (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 09:47 AM

1. Fox afraid of facts and truth. How republican.

How deplorable.

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Response to JudyM (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 09:47 AM

2. fox wouldn't know how to deal with someone speaking the truth

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Response to JudyM (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 09:53 AM

3. Want to piss off fox....

Put him on Rachel Maddow Show and give him a chance to speak.

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Response to JudyM (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 09:55 AM

4. Surprised he doesn't do 60 Minutes or some other show.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 04:03 PM

8. Yes, he really should get out there to directly challenge the party line about this.

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Response to JudyM (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 09:58 AM

5. If you're gonna make up wild accusations about The Jew, you don't want him to respond

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Response to ck4829 (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 06:39 PM

9. Yes, he's being silenced with respect to that crowd. Meanwhile, tRump stumps with Limbaugh & Hannity

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Response to JudyM (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 11:14 AM

6. Why in the world would Fox want to have thoughtful Americans on its shows?

They'd risk putting the lie to everything they've been saying for the last 20 years.

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Response to JudyM (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 11:18 AM

7. i think he's more valuable to Fox/GOP as an almost "wizard of oz" like myth

that being said i don't know why they don't put him on. the host can just call him a lair and no one who watches fox would believe a word he says anyway, so what are they afraid of?

Soros shouldn't waste his time there. showing up only legitimizes them.

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Response to JudyM (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 07:55 PM

10. WHAT?

 


They spend countless hours using him as the boogeyman to whip up the sheep and won't allow him the right to go on and speak?

FAKE NEWS

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Response to k-dub (Reply #10)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 10:49 PM

12. Exactly.

Welcome to DU!

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Response to JudyM (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 08:04 PM

11. Walk away Mr soros, don't put yourself through that. nt

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