According to a post by Alana Goodman for Commentary magazine’s blog Contentions, the group Jewish Funds for Justice has refused to condemn Soros, after publicizing a public letter last month calling for Fox News to sanction Glenn Beck for making Holocaust references on his program.
“The group told me that Soros’s comments were misinterpreted, and he did not, in fact, claim that Fox News was using Nazi tactics during his interview. Instead, Jewish Funds for Justice said that Soros was comparing Fox News to the German media that led to the fall of the Weimar Republic and the rise of the Nazi regime,” Goodman wrote. “The organization seemed to indicate that this was an acceptable, and even reasonable, comparison.”
According to Goodman’s post, Jewish Funds for Justice argues Soros’s remarks were misinterpreted.
“You should really watch the interview again. George Soros did not compare Fox to Nazis,” the organization said in a statement to Commentary. “[Soros] talked about how during the Weimar Republic the media was full of falsehoods and deceived people, just like Glenn Beck and others do now … Ultimately, these actions by the press during Weimar contributed to the downfall of the Republic and the beginning of the Third Reich.”