Michelle Goldberg reports on the latest in Glenn Beck’s anti-George Soros jihad:
If you know this history, you’ll understand why Glenn Beck’s two-part “exposé” on George Soros, whom Beck calls “The Puppet Master,” was so shocking, even by Beck’s degraded standards. The program, which aired Tuesday and Wednesday, was a symphony of anti-Semitic dog-whistles. Nothing like it has ever been on American television before.
“There is a crisis collapsing our economy—George Soros,” Beck said on Tuesday’s show. “When the administration and progressives look for a savior to step in and save the day—George Soros… He’s pulled no punches about the end game. It’s one world government, the end of America’s status as the prevailing world power—but why?” Because, Beck suggests, Soros wants to rule us all like a God: “Soros has admitted in the past he doesn’t believe in God, but that’s perhaps because he thinks he is.”
I only heard about this recently. The ADL has mostly avoided criticizing Beck, presumably because Abe Foxman sees Beck as an ideological ally.
One thing I find interesting is that the Washington Post’s Charles Lane — who specializes in attacking public figures he sees as anti-Semitic (Chas Freeman, Mary Robinson) — is perhaps Beck’s biggest fan among national pundits; he spoke glowingly of Beck’s rally and even attacked Obama for “not getting” what a beautiful outpouring of real Murkiness the whole thing was.
As always, IOIYAC.