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Soros: Fox News like Nazis in way it deceives people

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Jeff Poor
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Last year, it was announced that billionaire George Soros gave his first ever contribution to Media Matters, an organization that puts a specific emphasis on criticizing the Fox News Channel. Now we may know the reason why Soros has made this donation public.

On Sunday’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS” on CNN, Soros took a few shots at the Fox News and Rupert Murdoch, the CEO of parent company NewsCorp, accusing the media mogul of using Fox News and his media empire to change the direction of government. He reacted to Fox News Channel host Glenn Beck’s assertion that there is a “shadow government” with puppets and puppet masters, and Soros is pulling the strings.

“Well, I would be amused if people saw the joke in it, because what he is doing, he is projecting what Fox — what Rupert Murdoch is doing, because he has a media empire that is telling the people some falsehoods and mis — and leading the government in the wrong direction,” Soros said. “But, you know, by accusing me of doing that, it’s kind of — it makes it rather hard to see that it’s really — he is working for the man who is doing it which is Fox News.”

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Soros’ reaction to Beck’s claim that he was “helping to round Jews up” during the Holocaust was that Fox News is attempting to use Orwellian tactics, just like they used in Nazi Germany.

Well, look, Fox News makes a habit — it has imported the methods of George Orwell, you know, newspeak, where you can tell the people falsehoods and deceive them,” Soros said. “And you wouldn’t believe that an open society and a democracy, these methods can succeed. But, actually, they did succeed.  They succeeded in — in Germany, where the Weimar Republic collapsed and you had a Nazi regime follow it.  So this is a very, very dangerous way of deceiving people.  And I would like people to be aware that they are being deceived. Now, I — because I saw it as a child, I immediately react that way. But the people in America, they are innocent. They haven’t had the experience. They’re having the experience now. And I hope they wake up and they realize that they are being deceived.”

Host Fareed Zakaria also asked Soros about his thoughts of the Tea Party.

Look, I think the people in the Tea Party are very decent people, hard-working.  They have been hit by a force that they — that comes from somewhere which they can’t fully understand,” Soros said. “And they are being misled. And they are misled by people who are using it for their selfish purposes, namely to remove regulations and reduce taxation. So reduce taxation and regulation and they are being used and deceived.”

As for the claims of being a “puppet master” – Soros said it was up to CNN viewers to decide.

“Well, you just had the experience of speaking to the — to the puppet master and the extreme left-wing manipulator,” he added. “And you — you and the audience can make their own decisions.”

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4NUONATZWPLGB3WZHAYVVSFXAQ KeepingItReal

    That’s funny – except that if Fox News were really telling things like the Nazi’s did then Soros would be supporting it wholeheartedly. Old Georgi Schwartz, ex-Nazi Hungarian Jew hunter is nostalgic for the good old days and is buying up American media and academic funding like mad lately in order to help destroy what’s decent about American society and freedom before he burns the rest of his days in hell.

  • caveman

    Benbit.  This is a post I found on the web that tell’s the truth!!!!!!

    The truth is that George Soros was a Jewish Nazi sympathizer and even said so in a 1998 60 Minutes interview.

    Most of the versions of this interview have been scrubbed from the net by Soros but the transcript survives. Soros uses the propaganda of Media Matters (which he contributes heavily to) and useful idiots like David Goetzl to try to re-write history for this Nazi Collaborator. Demonize the messenger like Beck but Soros is a victim. Yeah right!

    So should FOX fire Glenn Beck? If so, then CBS should have fired Steve Kroft for that 60 Minutes interview and more importantly, Media Post should fire David Goetzl for dishonest blogging and propping up this LEFT WING MEME.

    60 Minutes Interview with Soros: KROFT: (Voiceover) To understand the complexities and contradictions in his personality, you have to go back to the very beginning: to Budapest, where George Soros was born 68 years ago to parents who were wealthy, well-educated and Jewish.

    When the Nazis occupied Budapest in 1944, George Soros’ father was a successful lawyer. He lived on an island in the Danube and liked to commute to work in a rowboat. But knowing there were problems ahead for the Jews, he decided to split his family up. He bought them forged papers and he bribed a government official to take 14-year-old George Soros in and swear that he was his Christian godson. But survival carried a heavy price tag. While hundreds of thousands of Hungarian Jews were being shipped off to the death camps, George Soros accompanied his phony godfather on his appointed rounds, confiscating property from the Jews.

    (Vintage footage of Jews walking in line; man dragging little boy in line)

    KROFT: (Voiceover) These are pictures from 1944 of what happened to George Soros’ friends and neighbors.

    (Vintage footage of women and men with bags over their shoulders walking; crowd by a train)

    KROFT: (Voiceover) You’re a Hungarian Jew…

    Mr. SOROS: (Voiceover) Mm-hmm.

    KROFT: (Voiceover) …who escaped the Holocaust…

    (Vintage footage of women walking by train)

    Mr. SOROS: (Voiceover) Mm-hmm.

    (Vintage footage of people getting on train)

    KROFT: (Voiceover) … by — by posing as a Christian.

    Mr. SOROS: (Voiceover) Right.

    (Vintage footage of women helping each other get on train; train door closing with people in boxcar)

    KROFT: (Voiceover) And you watched lots of people get shipped off to the death camps.

    Mr. SOROS: Right. I was 14 years old. And I would say that that’s when my character was made.

    KROFT: In what way?

    Mr. SOROS: That one should think ahead. One should understand and — and anticipate events and when — when one is threatened. It was a tremendous threat of evil. I mean, it was a — a very personal experience of evil.

    KROFT: My understanding is that you went out with this protector of yours who swore that you were his adopted godson.

    Mr. SOROS: Yes. Yes.

    KROFT: Went out, in fact, and helped in the confiscation of property from the Jews.

    Mr. SOROS: Yes. That’s right. Yes.

    KROFT: I mean, that’s — that sounds like an experience that would send lots of people to the psychiatric couch for many, many years. Was it difficult?

    Mr. SOROS: Not — not at all. Not at all. Maybe as a child you don’t — you don’t see the connection. But it was — it created no — no problem at all.

    KROFT: No feeling of guilt?

    Mr. SOROS: No.

    KROFT: For example that, ‘I’m Jewish and here I am, watching these people go. I could just as easily be there. I should be there.’ None of that?

    Mr. SOROS: Well, of course I c — I could be on the other side or I could be the one from whom the thing is being taken away. But there was no sense that I shouldn’t be there, because that was — well, actually, in a funny way, it’s just like in markets — that if I weren’t there — of course, I wasn’t doing it, but somebody else would — would — would be taking it away anyhow. And it was the — whether I was there or not, I was only a spectator, the property was being taken away. So the — I had no role in taking away that property. So I had no sense of guilt.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Madeleine-Tector/1346178094 Madeleine Tector

    George Soros is a member of the CFR, so is Rupert murdoch and so is Fareed Zakaria so who are we ot believe? It makes it difficult to take anyone seriously such as John Boplton who would liek to run for President or John McCain or Newt Gingrich, anyone you see up on your screen lately is a member of the CFR/Council on Foreign Relations, and no one seems ot know this group is thecause of all of our problems, the north American Union hta tis coming through full speed, o rthe new world order or th eone world bank, how do these people get up there and talk aobut anything when it is they who are the culprits, all of them, am I ot believe George Soros when he blames his fellow club members for all the lies going on in the media? Sorry, I dont give any of them any credibility. I dont’ know why Soros is even given th etime of day oor why any one listens ot the anti American Fareed Zakaria.

  • des1

    Free Willy said…”““But come on now anyone who gets their news from more than just fox news knows it is full of misleading truths.”

    Vs

    “Of course everybody knows…”

    My quote contains a condition, and that is A VERY EFFING IMPORTANT condition its is literally MY POINT.

    Does this make things quantifiably different or does it not???

    In this instance I am talking about a segement of the community who watch one providor (and kind one view point) alone and you then remove them when rewording what I said and thus changed the meaning.”

    No, it doesn’t contain any condition that is important. As I said in an earlier post (that you conveniently ignored), NO ONE only watches one network for their news. They see news on regular TV (local and network), they read newspapers, they read news magazines, they read the news on Yahoo or Google, etc… Also, I pointed out that Fox News has at a high point, 3 million people watching at any given moment. So out of a country of over 300 million, 1% might be watching Fox. Out of that 1%, NONE OF THEM get all of their news from Fox. So when you say “Anyone who gets their news from more than just fox news knows it is full of misleading truths,” you are talking about EVERYONE, you idiot. Seriously, you are the dumbest person I’ve ever tried to talk to on this site.

    BTW, if you’ll look at where I put my quote marks, you’ll see that I only quoted words you said. Of course you are too stupid to do that, which is probably why you only want to talk about this in the middle of the third page of an eight page talkback.

    Whiny bitch.

  • des1

    Free Willy said…“No, lets keep it all together,

    Anything you want to say to me say it in correct context with the rest of our discussion on page 3.

    Here is a link,

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/02/20/soros-rips-fox-news-murdoch-it-has-imported-the-methods-of-george-orwell-you-know-newspeak/#ixzz1EdrJMPsx

    I will respond to this there.”

    No, I’ll respond to you anywhere I feel like it, douchebag. You said that I lied about what you said. Then I used copied and pasted your words exactly. Then suddenly you didn’t want to talk about it anymore (at least not where anyone else would see it). Kiss my ass.

  • JoeJ

    Once again, Soros and Murdock are both Zionist of one kind or another – we lose if we chose either.

    We must chose our American idealism – NOT one form of Zionism or another.

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  • curmudgeon

    it appears as if Soros is unhappy that someone with more money than he is has done a better job at getting his point of view into the public eye.

    I see that MSNBC and CNN are still racing for the bottom.

  • Skepticus

    Hey, if Soros does not like Fox News, then it must be worth watching.