Thursday, November 11, 2010

ADL condemns Glenn Beck for telling the truth about Soros

My only question - why?! Have you watched Beck? Listened to him? He did not fault Soros for the Holocaust - he ran clips of Soros saying that the year he spent confiscating Jewish property for the Nazis and collecting lists of Jews was the best time of his life. He was delighted! His own fricken words - how can you defend that? Have you listened to Beck saying he is not judging the 14 year old at hard times - however how can you dismiss what this old creepy man is saying right now?!

When will ADL stop stepping into this political soup? This is no way to serve the causes for which they were created.

ADL slams Beck for 'offensive' comments about Soros

The Anti-Defamation League on Thursday criticized as “completely inappropriate and offensive” remarks by Glenn Beck on his radio and television programs, in which he drew a link between the behavior of US Jewish billionaire investor George Soros as a young boy and the actions of others in sending Jews to death camps during the Holocaust.

On his October 10 radio show, Beck described how Soros, who was born in Hungary to Orthodox Jewish parents, “used to go around with this anti-Semite and deliver papers to the Jews and confiscate their property and then ship them off. And George Soros was part of it. He would help confiscate the stuff. It was frightening. Here’s a Jewish boy helping send the Jews to the death camps.”

ADL national director Abe Foxman released a statement slamming the Fox News commentator's criticism of Soros.

"Glenn Beck’s description of George Soros’s actions during the Holocaust is completely inappropriate, offensive and over the top. For a political commentator or entertainer to have the audacity to say – inaccurately – that there’s a Jewish boy sending Jews to death camps, as part of a broader assault on Mr. Soros, that’s horrific," said Foxman.

Foxman, a holocaust survivor, added that while he too sometimes disagrees with Soros, known for his support of left-wing causes and occasional criticism of Israel, Beck's comments were unacceptable.

"To hold a young boy responsible for what was going on around him during the Holocaust as part of a larger effort to denigrate the man is repugnant. The Holocaust was a horrific time, and many people had to make excruciating choices to ensure their survival. George Soros has been forthright about his childhood experiences and his family’s history, and there the matter should rest," added Foxman.

How is telling the facts - and showing you the man saying it in his own words 'inappropriate, offensive and over the top'?!

OK - Beck might be generally over the top, but why would a sensible person go out of his way to abuse the power he has to 'slam' those who tell the truth?

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