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Jewish Group Delivers To Fox Petition Calling For Glenn Beck Firing

by David Badash on January 14, 2011

in Bigotry Watch,Media

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Via Guardian UK:

A protest was staged against rightwing talkshow host Glenn Beck today, calling for his immediate removal from Fox News.

The organisers, Jewish Funds for Justice (JFSJ), a charity that campaigns for social change, delivered a petition with 10,000 signatures.

In the wake of the Tucson shooting, the TV and radio personality has had to defend his record against accusations that he has whipped up hatred within the public discourse.

For a media figure who has been variously lambasted as a liar, buffoon, clown, bigot and racist Beck is no stranger to the vitriol that currently passes in America as public debate. In fact, he’s built a multimillion dollar empire out of it.

The JFSJ accompanied the petition with a list of 10 of Beck’s most egregious comments in 2010 (see below).

They include Beck’s radio comment on the financier and philanthropist, George Soros, that “here’s a Jewish boy helping send the Jews to the death camps”. The remark was made in reference to Soros as a 13-year-old teenager in Hungary, who survived the Holocaust because his father hid their Jewish identity through elaborate forged documents.

The comment was made as part of a three-part Beck “exposé” of Soros on Fox News last November called the “Puppet Master”. Beck’s portrayal of Soros was so mendacious and malicious that he was accused by the New Yorker of broadcasting tropes that corresponded “uncannily to those of classical antisemitism”. The Daily Beast noted that “nothing like it has ever been on American television before”.

Glenn Beck soundbites

• Beck likens himself to Israeli Nazi hunters: “To the day I die, I am going to be a progressive hunter.” 20 January 2010

• Social justice is a “perversion of the Gospel, not what Jesus was saying”. 11 March 2010

• “Charles Darwin is the father of the Holocaust.” 20 August 2010

• “We have been sold a lie … that the poor in America are suffering.” November 20 2010

• Beck mocks President Obama’s daughter Malia and questions her “level of education”. He later apologises. 28 May 2010

• Uncle Sam is a “child molester” who is “raping our wallets … and destroying our families”. 16 April 2010

• Beck said the prime goal of his coverage of the midterm elections was to “make George Soros cry” which was hard to do as Soros “saw people into gas chambers”. 2 November 2010

• “Women are psychos”. 20 January 2010

• Putting the “common good” first is the kind of thing that “leads to death camps”. 28 May 2010

• “God will wash this nation with blood if he has to.” 25 August 2010

(As selected by the Jewish Funds For Justice)

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scribe11 January 15, 2011 at 12:21 pm

To JFSJ, be advised ; there is a TURN OFF FOX NEWS movement afloat. If your most hunble request regarding Beck is ignored, please look into joining the movement!

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