Will Fox News Be Happy When George Soros Is Murdered?

Fox News takes pride in its ability to destroy the lives of people it opposes politically. They had a hand in the assassination of abortion provider Dr. George Tiller, whom they labeled “the baby killer.” And several “lone wolf” nuts tied to Fox broadcasters have been thwarted prior to executing their plans to murder “enemies” of the Fox Nation.

The latest target of demonization by the Smear Squad at Fox News is billionaire investor, George Soros. Actually, they have been on Soros’ trail for months, but they have lately escalated the rhetoric and its overtly hostile tone. Several Fox presenters have portrayed Soros as a mysterious and dangerous character. They cast him as “foreign” and “secretive.” Of course, the truth is just the opposite. Soros is every bit as American as Rupert Murdoch, and his participation in public affairs is always disclosed openly, contrary to Murdoch whose recent funding of partisan GOP organizations was done in secret and only became known via third party disclosures and against Murdoch’s wishes.

Glenn Beck, the inspiration to many rightist would-be assassins, has scheduled a full hour of hate speech next Tuesday dedicated to Soros that Beck is promoting as “D-Day for George Soros.” Beck has called Soros the “puppetmaster” controlling all manner of evil in the world. From socialists to Nazis to the collapse of free-market capitalism, Soros is accused of being the invisible hand behind it all. Beck tagged Soros “the most powerful man in America.” That’s hard to grasp when he isn’t even in the top 25 of the richest, according to Forbes. By the way, the Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal (the second biggest shareholder of News Corp outside of the Murdoch family) and the oil-rich Koch brothers (financiers of the AstroTurf Tea Party movement) are all in the top 25. And somehow they are still less powerful than Soros according to Beck.

In advance of Beck’s special anti-Soros episode, Fox Nation has published a hit piece that declares “Soros [the] Big Loser After Tuesday’s Election.” The gist is that due to the poor showing of Democrats, Soros’ political donations went to waste. However, Soros made no donations whatsoever to Democratic campaigns or partisan committees this cycle. He even made a public statement to that effect asserting that he didn’t think his participation would stem the GOP tide. The article focused on Soros’ support for the Secretary of State Project, a 527 whose mission is to support candidates for Secretary of State who will advance voter access and participation. However, Soros didn’t contribute to that in this cycle either. His only support for it was $10,000 in 2008. Hardly a game changer.

Soros did make sizable donations to media organizations like Media Matters and NPR, and he supported the marijuana initiative in California. But he had no investment in the electoral arena, and that completely negates the whole premise of the Fox Nation’s article.

Ironically, the argument that Soros is a loser because Democratic candidates lost deflates Beck’s argument that he is the most powerful man in America. That title ought to go to the Koch brothers or Karl Rove or any of the other multimillion dollar entities that bankrolled the winning GOP campaigns. But I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for Beck’s special one hour anti-Koch episode.

So while we’re waiting for Beck to unveil his smear job on Soros next week, Fox Nation’s article provided an opportunity for the Fox Nationalists to weigh in on what they believe should become of Soros. And guess what they said (screen cap)…..

wilsonglock: Somebody needs to “find” this guy !!!!! He has created enough problems in America and around the world…..Are there any “bounty” hunters out there willing to get rid of this creep…???

theoutlawjoseywhales: Soros is a criminal, who has destroyed 4 countries, were number five, but we won’t go so easily. Soros, we’re going to hunt you down and have our justice for your crimes against us. Count on it.

texascherokee: George, a Small Consolation Gift will be arriving soon, from about 300 yards!

sam@yahoo: Someone put a prize on the pig’s head,let some patriots go on the hunt for that beast!

The Fox Nationalists are openly calling for assassination. I reviewed the website three hours after I first saw these comments (and flagged them for being inappropriate) and they were still there. There is nothing ambiguous about the intentions expressed here. It is utterly irresponsible for Fox to permit this sort of advocacy of criminal violence. Or maybe this is what they mean when they say “All Opinions Welcome” (although my comments are rarely posted).

For this to appear on Fox’s website so soon after a real life tragedy was narrowly averted is unconscionable. Just last July a deranged fan of Glenn Beck’s embarked on a mission to murder people associated with the ACLU and the Tides Foundation, a beneficiary of Soros’ donations. From Media Matters:

On July 18, Byron Williams, an ex-felon with a history of violent criminal behavior, was pulled over by California Highway Police on I-580. Williams, who was apparently intoxicated, opened fire at the officers as one approached his truck. […] Williams reportedly told investigators that “his intention was to start a revolution by traveling to San Francisco and killing people of importance at the Tides Foundation and the ACLU.

What are we to expect now from Beck’s hour long assault on Soros, whom Beck calls “Spooky Dude” (as if there could be someone spookier than Beck)? Despite his regular pleas that his disciples refrain from violence, Beck knows all to well that many believe he is just saying that to stay within legal boundaries. Beck himself even told his congregation that…

“I can only say certain things, and I haven’t lost all of the rights. But know that these things are true. And if you hear me stop saying these things, it’s because I can no longer say them to you. But hear them between the sentences. Hear them, please. I will be screaming them to you.”

Beck has also told his audience that Soros is trying to silence him. That is Beck’s explanation for Soros’ donation to Media Matters. And worse than that, Beck has implied that Soros wants to kill him. In one rant Beck pointedly looked at the camera and addressed Soros, warning him that he (Beck) has a bulletproof car.

So let’s put this puzzle together:

1) Beck accuses Soros of being a general threat to America and the freedom of all citizens.
2) Beck asserts that Soros is a specific threat to Beck’s personal freedom to speak, and even his life.
3) Fox Nation is packed with explicit death threats aimed at Soros.
4) Beck advises his listeners that they have to read between the lines to hear his real message.
5) Beck’s opus on Soros will debut Tuesday November 9, 2010, with an hour’s worth of sentences to read between.

This is about as close to a solicitation for murder as you can get. Beck has demonized his target and warned his faithful followers that he is need of their defense and/or vengeance. His followers have heard the call as evidenced on Fox Nation. And even if there is nothing controversial in Beck’s new Soros documentary (or more controversial than usual), the damage he and Fox have done already is sufficient cause for concern. He may merely repeat the same lies he has been telling about Soros for months. But the cumulative effect of the components of this campaign against Soros could have tragic consequences – again. And Beck, along with Fox News, must be held accountable. A movement has already begun to let Fox’s advertisers know that they bear some responsibility as well. Sign the petition here.

Despite Beck’s disingenuous pleas for peace, he knows the potential for violence that his words produce, Why else would he have to repeatedly admonish his viewers to be peaceful? Is there any other television host who feels it’s necessary to remind his/her audience to not kill people? I’m pretty sure Alex Trebek doesn’t have that problem. Oprah went 26 years without having to do it. But Beck has already produced violent actors yet he persists in fanning the embers of hate.

This makes it all the more important to persuade people of good will in the media and in the advertising communities to be responsible and disassociate themselves with Beck, Fox News, and any other enterprise that incites such violence.


22 thoughts on “Will Fox News Be Happy When George Soros Is Murdered?

  1. You make the arguement that Soros shouldn’t engage with Beck by granting an interview, but you fail to list any cogent reason other than some attempts at humor. Wouldn’t it be a good thing for Soros to gain a public forum, even using, Fox’s air time to promote his agenda? Is Soros afraid of Beck? If Beck is such a liar as you claim (and you make many claims regarding Beck’s veracity) then couldn’t a smart cookie like Soros stand toe to toe with such a dummy as Beck? Perhaps it would be a good thing for Soros to explain to us the citizens of the USA how devaluating the US Dollar is a good thing for America and the rest of the world that relies upon the United States.

    • I assume you are referring to this:
      Top 10 Reasons George Soros Should Refuse To Debate Glenn Beck

      Yes, that was an attempt at humor. But it was based on the reality that debating Beck is a waste of time. Why would any credible person want to engage with a lying, ignorant, clown? It would not do any good. It not change the mind of Beck or his viewers. It would only lower the person to Beck’s level.

      And in case you haven’t noticed, Soros is not looking for a public forum. He could have one any time he wants (in respectable venues as opposed to Beck’s circus act). But it is apparent that Soros’ desire is simply to help organizations that he believes contribute to society and let them do their jobs. He is not the sort of demagogue that Beck is.

      • I see you are intimately acquainted with ignorant clowns.

    • p.s. You were kind enough to reference an obvious lie that Beck is promulgating regarding the decline of the dollar.

      Beck has repeatedly played a sound bite of Soros talking about an orderly decline. But Beck has taken that completely out of context (what a surprise). Soros is not advocating a decline of the dollar. In that interview he was simply observing that the decline was taking place, which is true. Then he opined that it would be preferable if the decline were orderly, as opposed to going into an uncontrolled crash.

      But Beck only plays the little snippet that he can deliberately mischaracterize. His viewers (like you) are being lied to, and you eat it up. That’s so sad.

    • Drew says:
      11/5/2010 at 8:44 am
      You make the arguement that Soros shouldn’t engage with Beck by granting an interview, but you fail to list any cogent reason other than some attempts at humor. Wouldn’t it be a good thing for Soros to gain a public forum, even using, Fox’s air time to promote his agenda? Is Soros afraid of Beck? If Beck is such a liar as you claim (and you make many claims regarding Beck’s veracity) then couldn’t a smart cookie like Soros stand toe to toe with such a dummy as Beck? Perhaps it would be a good thing for Soros to explain to us the citizens of the USA how devaluating the US Dollar is a good thing for America and the rest of the world that relies upon the United States.

      Why would “the most powerful man in America” need a public forum?
      Especially if, during that forum, Soros main job would not be espousing his belief’s and promoting his agenda, but would only be correcting Beck’s falsehoods(about Soros) that have been constantly repeated over the last couple years.

      Simply put, it would be a waste of Mr. Soros time.

  2. Here’s a quote from Soros’ new book….

    “In a
    very real sense, the strength of the dollar, like the fever associated
    with sickness, was a measure of the disruption of the
    financial system.”

    sounds kinda spooky to me ….

    • Sounds spooky to you? Why?

      Can you actually explain what’s spooky about it? Can you give me your assessment of international currency valuations and how they are correlated to the strength of the dollar? Can you delve deeper into an issue than the childish name-calling you learned from Glenn Beck?

      • I think Daniel Lee forgot to add ;o) at the end of his post.

        And, as to reasons why Soros should avoid going on Beck’s show – can you imagine the editing of the interview that could take place! A live interview might be interesting, though.

  3. This left-wing wacko isn’t even American, so why do you morons allow him to have so much power over you? You are like his little commie zombies. It’s all very Mason-esque. If you people don’t like America, then move the hell out and leave the rest of us alone! Go live in a socialist/communist country if you love this way of life so much! Stop trying to destroy the greatest country in the world!!!!!!!!!

    • Thank you for this shining example of right-wing ignorance and bigotry.

      First of all, George Soros has been an American citizen for almost 50 years (since 1961). That’s 24 years longer than Rupert Murdoch, and longer than most Americans have been alive. And Soros became a citizen because he loved his adopted country, while Murdoch only took citizenship because he couldn’t buy Fox without it.

      Secondly, Soros has no power over me at all. I challenge you to support that idiotic statement.

      And finally, you’re the one who seems to hate America. You have no appreciation for the history that made this country a nation of immigrants welcomed by inspiring words on our Statue of Liberty.

      Soros is a man who survived the Holocaust and went on to produce great wealth, prosperity, and jobs for thousands of Americans. And generously contributes to both domestic and international organizations that promote democracy and freedom.

      Go crawl back under your rock and turn up Glenn Beck louder. I don’t think he has completely dissolved your brain yet.

  4. Mark Says: Soros is a man who survived the Holocaust

    Excuse me read this. Get educated, you just hear what you want to hear with out doing any web browsing to look for facts. Soros surviced the Holocaust cause he joint the NAZI PARTY. You must be a f-a-g Liberal! If you don’t believe the following look it up. Don’t reply like a jacka-s-s who did not do any research!!

    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.

    • First of all your repugnant bigotry gives you away as an idiot whose opinion isn’t worth considering. Secondly, it is you who needs to do research and stop relying on boneheads like Glenn Beck. Your response is typical rightist misrepresentation and lies.

      Soros NEVER joined the Nazi Party. That’s is just a lie and I challenge you prove it. He was a 14 year old boy who was placed in the custody of a Hungarian official by his father in order to save his life. He accompanied his “godfather” on his duties, but Soros did not participate in it.

      He, and many other Jews, watched lots of their friends and family members get shipped off to the death camps. That doesn’t mean he literally watched them. It means that he was there when that was occurring. It’s like me saying that I watched lots of Americans go off to fight in Iraq a few years ago.

      As a 14 year old he didn’t really have a grasp of what was going on. It all seemed “normal” in the sense that he was too young to have anything to compare it to. And he spent most of his adult life fighting Nazism and tyranny throughout the world. His international foundations support the growth of democracy and freedom.

      If you had any other source than the BS that Beck and his ilk spew you would know this. But I doubt that you will be convinced by anything I say. It sounds to me like you’re too deep into the conspiracy theory propaganda to be reached by reason and truth.

    • What is there to PROVE!


      You’re just like a pig in the mud, stupid and slippery.
      Trust me the United States won’t be come a communist country.
      So I hope your prepared with you bags packed to move to China with Soros!!! You’re time is at end.

      • What is there to prove? That’s a great example of right-wing ignorance. You don’t have to prove anything, just spew lies and hope people accept it. And when someone asks you for proof, insult them and decline.

        Thanks for at least proving that you’re an idiot. And if your response is that Soros himself claimed that he was a Nazi, then you’re also delusional. I still challenge you to support that BS. He explicitly denies it and spent 50 years fighting Nazis and dictators.

        Who said the United States would become a communist country? Seriously, you need to check yourself into the Betty Ford Clinic. Your drug habit is out of control. Those Fox News inspired hallucinations are taking over your mush-filled brain.

  5. Wow is this sad… People just can’t get past the “your on the left I hate you, your on the right I hate you” frame of mind.

    If you look at what soros does. If you listen to what he says he wants for america. How can anyone defend him?

    Keep piling up the dis-information. You rip fox news, yet do exactly what they do?!?

    Well…. we can argue about it now. I guess thats fun….

    How about you look at what he has done around the world in the name of being a “philanthropist”?

    Reading Soros’s books was enough for me to realize he is evil, don’t need fox news or anyone else to tell me, soro’s did.

    He wants to devalue the dollar, he wants to have a global government, he uses his power, money and influence to do this. all his words…

    Nope… just more fun to argue with each other about politics than do research and make honest evaluations on a person character, ideas, and goals.

    • You want to know what the problems in america are? Why we are in our situation. Sure soro’s plays his part but here is the real issues.

      corporations have the same rights under the 14th amendment as do natural born citizens.

      corporations have used these earned rights (Santa Clara County vs. Southern Pacific Railroad, look it up sheeple) to take over legislation and create unfair levels of competition.

      Unions then went right ahead and did what they do, protect workers. Infact so much so that corporations said to hell with that and now manufacture in other countries where such problems do worry them.

      So we now have little guys that can’t compete with the behemoths and the behemoths control the left and the right. Sorry if you think its just the party you hate.

      Add in the false flag, undeclared, unconstitutional wars since Korea with the entitlements and social programs is it any wonder the nation is bankrupt?

      Nope… just keep arguing with each other. Enjoy being tools of your own destruction. Not the mention the destruction of your heirs.

      I just wish one republican or one democrat would actually be able to name all the people they voted for 1 hour later. Good luck with that… Bother to even go to any of their website?

      Nope… just vote the party line, don’t think for yourself or do your own research… it is sad.

      • Ask yourself, if Soro’s is so good, why has he profited off the misery of millions through his admitted social engineering?

        P.S. i don’t trust beck either…. doesn’t mean everything he says is a lie… just like I don’t trust maddow but that doesn’t make everything she says a lie either.

        Stop following your hollywood for ugly people government gods… Stop getting your news from TV sound bites. Start thinking for your self… not some far away “expert” that says he is right. Look at situations objectively and come to your own conclusions.

        “Where the election is a fiction, the representation is a fiction also. Like will always produce like.”
        – Thomas Paine

        • Republicans and Democrats alike. Ask yourself…. why is it that Soro’s supported both Obama and McCain in the 2008 primaries…. was it perhaps so that he couldn’t loose either way.

          Wake Up Americans! Get your heads out of the TV set and read a damn book! Stop having your opinion feed to you in 30 second sound bites! Soro’s is only taking advantage of the situation, it is the people of the untied states that have killed their country, and they are to busy buying Iphones and watching american idol to give a crap!

          • Are you enjoying debating yourself?

            Actually I agree with some of what you say (i.e. corporate personhood, and the unnecessary wars). But Soros’ philanthropy around the world has had some very positive effects. He supported reform movements (i.e. the Velvet Revolution) that advanced freedom and democracy. And he never collapsed any governments or economies. No single person could do that. He did make money from events that were happening anyway, just like anybody who shorts a stock. He didn’t cause the events.

            And I also agree with this: “Wake Up Americans! Get your heads out of the TV set and read a damn book! Stop having your opinion feed to you in 30 second sound bites!”

  6. Did Soros fund this article? Gee, I wonder why Soros won’t sue…BECAUSE IT’S ALL WRITTEN FACTS (most which came out of Soro’s own mouth).

    • Did Glenn Beck pay you to make that comment? Because it’s just as stupid as everything that comes out of Beck’s mouth.

  7. wow liberalism must be profitable…. your google ads are all over this site. and why not you’ll get more traffic conning leftist idiots than promoting common sense…

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