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What’s With Glen Beck and his Paranoid Hatred for George Soros?

What is it with Glen Beck and his visceral hatred for George Soros, the elderly billionaire investor from the Ukraine?

Back in November , 2010, the New Yorker magazine published an article that described how the ultra-conservative radio personality Beck accused Soros, a financier of anti-totalitarian and liberal causes, as being anti-Semite. He even insinuated that Soros, as a young boy trapped in occupied Hungry, was sympathetic and complicit in the Nazi’s Holocaust there. Add Beck’s accusation that Soros is an enemy of Israel and you are left with a picture of a despicable anti-Semitic human being.

The only problem is that none of those accusations were or are true.

Two years later, Beck continued his attack even further according to an article in the Daily Beast issue of November, 2013. Beck said the fact that the young George Soros survived the most horrific Holocaust in WWII Europe must have meant that he conspired against his fellow countrymen and aided the Nazi killers.

It is a fact that the 14-year-old Soros was a messenger for the Budapest Jewish Council. This group of aged elders attempted to calm the city’s Jews and avoid mass killings by instructing their people to follow the every command issued by the Gestapo. Soros acted with a group who urged defiance against the Germans, not unilateral cooperation.

Unfortunately, most of the law-abiding Hungarian Jews succumbed to Adolph Eichmann’s barbaric extermination campaign to make Hungary “Jew Free.”

Read more:
George Soros | Open Society Foundations (OSF)

And Now: Anti-Semitism

Fast forward to 2016 and the heated Republican primary battles. Beck’s obsession with Soros and his continuing accusations that the liberal billionaire philanthropist was an evil puppet master intent on destroying America came to light again. When media reports surfaced that George Soros was donating money to support John Kasich as the Republican candidate, Beck went ballistic. He claimed Soros was trying to force the Republicans into a brokered convention by backing the underdog Kasich in order to hand the general election to Hilary Clinton.

On his television show, Beck hauled out his infamous chalkboard and drew an octopus-like diagram showing how the Soros tentacles reached out to finance such movements as “Occupy Wall Street” and “Black Lives Matter.” Now Kasich was added as a source of potential chaos and civil disruption.

Apparently, no one on Beck’s staff had gotten the message. That same night, Beck’s online magazine The Blaze published a piece stating that neither Soros or any of companies had contributed any money to support John Kasich in his run for the Republican nomination.

Even that revelation didn’t prevent many conservative news sites to point an erroneous finger at the Center for Responsive Politics which continued to list in error the Soros Fund Management company as a prominent supporter of the of Kasich super PAC New Day for America.

Fox News had given up on Beck’s mercurial rants several years ago and cancelled his television show. Relegated to fringe cable television outlets and his money-losing The Blaze, it seems Beck’s paranoia about George Soros and his phantom hatred for Israel and America is finally falling on deaf ears.

Learn more about George Soros:
 http://www.nytimes.com/topic/person/george-soros