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Cenk Uygur @ HuffPo: Glenn Beck's Horrific Lie - He Must Be Fired
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Cenk Uygur
Host of The Young Turks
Posted: November 12, 2010 10:14 AM

Glenn Beck's Horrific Lie - He Must Be Fired

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First Beck started by horribly warping this story on his Fox News show. He said of Soros:

"(When he was) 14 years old, he had to help the government confiscate the land of his fellow Jewish friends and neighbors."

That's not what happened at all as you can see from above. He didn't help confiscate people's land. He didn't actively participate in betraying his Jewish neighbors or friends. The implications are horrible. But what Beck did next is much worse. He twisted the story further until he came out with this inexcusable lie on his radio show:

"(H)ere's a Jewish boy helping send the Jews to the death camps."

That lie takes my breath away. That is a lie that cannot be told.

The ADL has now condemned Beck's statements as "horrific."

Michelle Goldberg has a terrific article in The Daily Beast explaining how Beck's two part series on Fox News Channel about George Soros was classic anti-Semitism. He even named the series "Puppet Master." Nazi propaganda used to call Jews the "wire pullers."

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Fox News has told and spread many lies, ranging from the absurd (President Obama is going to spend $200 million a day in his trip to India) to the politically devastating (they invited John Kerry's accusers on-air to smear his Vietnam service repeatedly during the 2004 election). I know that's what they do. But even I didn't know it went this far. If Beck doesn't get fired over this, what else can he say? I literally cannot think of anything more outrageous.

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This is the kind of thing people should resign in protest over. This is the kind of thing that guests shouldn't go on the channel over. This is the kind of thing that people shouldn't want their names associated with.

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