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Thu Dec 13, 2018, 10:48 AM

Probe of U.S.-funded news network that called George Soros a 'Jew of flexible morals' finds addition

Source: Washington Post

Probe of U.S.-funded news network that called George Soros a ‘Jew of flexible morals’ finds additional offensive content

By Aaron C. Davis
December 12 at 9:03 PM

A U.S. taxpayer-funded broadcaster this fall published a ­Spanish-language opinion piece warning that the “Islamization” of Europe by migrants is destroying the continent’s Christian character and posing a danger to the United States “greater than that from the Nazis in the 1940s.”

The online piece followed stories by the same government-run publisher, Radio and Television Martí, that described philanthropist and prominent Democratic donor George Soros as a “nonpracticing Jew of flexible morals” and as a “left-wing billionaire of Hungarian-Jewish origin.”

The federal agency that oversees Martí launched an internal investigation this fall after a May report about Soros was publicized and widely denounced. The probe has now expanded to include examining how Martí came to publish an earlier story that included anti-Semitic language about Soros, a U.S. citizen, as well as the anti-Muslim piece, the agency confirmed.

Four Martí employees have been placed on leave and two contract staffers have been fired, according to Nasserie Carew, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Agency for Global Media. All are reporters and editors, according to biographies on Martí’s website and on social media.

Anchor Maite Luna, who said she was one of the fired contract staffers, told The Washington Post that she was only doing what she had been instructed to do by editors when she promoted May’s Soros report on her morning news program. Luna declined to say more, citing the advice of attorneys.

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