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Thu Dec 6, 2018, 12:52 PM

Fox Business Network Apologizes for Louie Gohmert Spreading Anti-Semitic George Soros Conspiracy

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) on Thursday morning managed to turn a Fox Business Network discussion about Google and China into a bizarre attack on the right’s favorite bogeyman George Soros.

Fox Business later apologized for the congressman’s comments.

“You mention Orwell, it also reminds me of another George—George Soros,” Gohmert said, making a clumsy transition during his segment. “Because Google is born in a free country and then they go over and help oppress another country.”

“George Soros is supposed to be Jewish, but you wouldn’t know it from the damage he’s inflicted on Israel and the fact that he turned on fellow Jews and helped take the property that they own.”

That wild accusation—or as Gohmert put it “fact”—went unchallenged by host Stuart Varney, who helped steer the conversation back to China.

Gohmert’s comments echo a common right-wing conspiracy theory that Soros—a liberal, billionaire philanthropist—was a Nazi sympathizer or worse during World War II.


https://www.thedailybeast.com/fox-business-apologizes-for-louie-gohmert-spreading-anti-semitic-george-soros-conspiracy

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 12:58 PM

1. We in Texas know Louie Gohmert as

America's dumbest congress critter. Her keeps getting elected because his district in East Texas is the belt buckle of the bible belt and extremely racist.

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Response to vlyons (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 02:18 PM

2. You're being too kind. Others of us know him as a braying jack ass.

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 02:57 PM

3. Gohmert's nazism is showing

How the right claims to love Israel and yet be anti Semitic as hell just blows my mind!

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