The moral abyss that is Glenn Beck

Let me see if I understand something. Rick Sanchez loosely suggests that Jews control the media, and CNN cans him. Juan Williams loosely conflates traditionally garbed Muslims with terrorists, and NPR cans him. Keith Olbermann donates money to three Democrats, and MSNBC suspends him. But Fox? It seems they'll defend anything.

From the Times:
Throughout three programs this week, Mr. Beck has portrayed Mr. Soros, a billionaire investor and philanthropist, as a “puppet master” who is “notorious for collapsing economies and regimes all around the world” and whose “next target” is the United States. Citing Mr. Soros’s statements about the decline of the dollar, Mr. Beck said, “Not only does he want to bring America to her knees, financially, he wants to reap obscene profits off us as well.”

Abraham H. Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League, took issue with Mr. Beck’s depiction of Mr. Soros as a “Jewish boy helping sending the Jews to the death camps,” calling it “offensive” and “horrific.”

On Tuesday on his Fox program, watched by about 2.8 million people, Mr. Beck said that during the Holocaust, the 14-year-old Mr. Soros “used to go around with this anti-Semite and deliver papers to the Jews and confiscate their property and then ship them off.”

Mr. Beck continued: “I am certainly not saying that George Soros enjoyed that, even had a choice. I mean, he’s 14 years old. He was surviving. So I’m not making a judgment. That’s between him and God.” He also said that “many people” would call Mr. Soros “an anti-Semite,” though “I will not.”

I seem to have misplaced my copy of "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion," so I can't be sure from exactly which page Beck drew his inspiration for the slurs against Mr. Soros. Let's just be clear about something, however. The moral black whole that is Glenn Beck is absolutely trafficking in the rankest, most offensive anti-Semitic rhetoric in his attacks on George Soros.

Further, let's just note that mealy-mouthed way of slandering Mr. Soros while pretending that he's doing no such thing. "Many people" might call George Soros "an anti-Semite," says Beck, but not him. Not good old Christian Glenn.

Many people might say that Glenn Beck vivisects small children, but not me.

Of course, Fox News recognizes that Beck is a disgrace and a blemish on American society at large, right?
Fox stood by Mr. Beck. Joel Cheatwood, a senior vice president at Fox News, said in a statement Thursday afternoon that the “information regarding Mr. Soros’s experiences growing up were taken directly from his writings and from interviews given by him to the media, and no negative opinion was offered as to his actions as a child.”
Outstanding! "No negative opinion" was offered about his being a "Jewish boy helping sending the Jews to the death camps." Good luck parsing that one, readers!

Glenn Beck is a race-baiter who sickeningly exploits one of humanity's darkest episodes to attack a person whose politics he abhors. I find myself lacking the words to describe the depths of my disgust for his man, and for the craven fools who provide him with a platform.

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