Rabbis vs. Glenn Beck in Wall Street Journal Ad

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Nevermind the fact that Glenn Beck is bullying a 78-year-old professor, inciting death threats against her. That offense doesn't even make the newspaper today as Business Insider points us to a full-page Wall Street Journal ad demanding Fox News and Roger Ailes "sanction" Beck. It comes via the Jewish Funds For Justice, "including the heads of the Reform, Conservative and Reconstructionist movements as well as prominent Orthodox rabbis."

The letter cites Beck's "literally hundreds of on-air references to the Holocaust and Nazis," which the host uses to bring down people he doesn't like. It's something like Godwin's Law on TV, every day. And the rabbis will no longer stand for it:

It is not appropriate to call executives of another news agency "Nazis." And it is not appropriate to make literally hundreds of on-air references to the Holocaust and Nazis when characterizing people with whom you disagree.

It is because this issue has a profound impact on each of us, our families and our communities that we are calling on Fox News to meet the standard it has set for itself: "to exercise the ultimate sensitivity when referring to the Holocaust."

We respectfully request that Glenn Beck be sanctioned by Fox News for his completely unacceptable attacks on a survivor of the Holocaust and that Roger Ailes apologize for his dismissive remarks about rabbis' sensitivity to how the Holocaust is used on the air.

For his part, Ailes said the only people upset were "left-wing rabbis who basically don't think that anybody can ever use the word 'Holocaust' on the air." None of these rabbis should be holding their breath. See the whole ad below, via BI.

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[jcoscarelli@villagevoice.com / @joecoscarelli]



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KidsChauffer18
KidsChauffer18

I am a Jew.

Glenn Beck is NOT Anti-Semitic.

Did you see the shows where he spoke about Soros? I did. Glenn’s statements were NOT anti-Semitic. They were proof that George Soros (a billionaire megalomaniac with an agenda) wants to manipulate the world & fashion it to his liking by destroying the USA’s economy (as he did in 5 other countries) then making the USA into a socialist country. The group of Rabbis who paid for this ad was organized by “Jewish Funds for Justice.” Surprise, surprise! A Soros-backed political organization that wants to discredit Glenn Beck. Don’t believe everything you see in the so-called news. I watch & read quite a bit of news from many different sources, both liberal & conservative. I respect Glenn Beck because he states repeatedly “don’t follow me blindly - do your own research.” He says don’t take stock in what others say about a specific person the reporter may have his or her own agenda. Look for documentation in a specific person’s own words. For example, read full speeches Soros has given or view YouTube videos of the same. This is easy to do with the Internet. Don’t use little snippets of what a person has said they can be used to manipulate the viewer. When you read or view a person’s speech in his or her own words you can then make an educated decision about that person. I have done this and it has been extraordinarily enlightening.

yeahyouright
yeahyouright

Reverse haiku response:

self-righteous indignation:

Bush Hitler about

7 Million google hits

Janet Bays
Janet Bays

I hope you don't mind my commenting on the Beck article. I read some of your posts, found them interesting and wanted to take a shot, hoping I can do as well. I am a regular Beck listener and I do think some of his comments veer pretty close to anti-Semitism. He denies this and says he is using words like Nazi in a historic way, there are similarities between the 1930s and today.Trouble is he seems to me to use history selectively, sort of cherry picking what suits his purpose which is that the Left is running and ruining the country.That gets especially dicey when Holocaust survivors are involved, and some of the rabbis who signed the letter are survivors, or have people in their care who are, related to a surivor, etc.That is one reason singling out Soros provokes so many people. He IS a survivor and most important he was a child in the camps.He may have done what Beck assuses him of as a child to survive for one more day. As for Roger Ailes, calling the letter signers mostly left-wing ignores their affiliations. Some of them are from orthodox or conservative strands of Judaism, that's why they are listed in the letter. I don't think Beck should be fired or sanctioned but I am sure he uses history in a very biased way. Does that help?Are his listeners and viwers really better informed than before? Or are they being led to the conclusions he wants them to reach?Thanks for letting me sound off a bit, really enjoy your conversation.

ibivi
ibivi

Wow. A bunch of Beckies have come out to support their do-no-wrong leader on this issue. It is fascinating to see how similar their answers are and how totally devoted they are to his Beckness. What we have here is a cult.

Strangelove
Strangelove

Nevermind that none of the THREE e-mails Piven received contained an actual "death threat". And since when is reporting the truth about someone "inciting" anything? Where's the "offense"? Nevermind Piven recently called for violent protests. Isn't she actually the one doing the inciting?

Nevermind the fact that the Jewish Funds for Justice is funded by Soros.

Nevermind the Soros financed MediaMorons made a video comparing Bush to Hitler (and scrubbed it from their site).

Nevermind the fact that some of the most virulent anti-Semitism is on display by the left.http://tinyurl.com/7eaynh

Where were these Rabbis when Rep. Cohen popped off with his stupid comment?

Ksmosky
Ksmosky

Where were these Rabbis when President G W Bush was compared to Hitler or NY Times columnist referred to Tea Party rallies as Krista. If it is wrong to use the shoah for political purposes, then it is wrong. The Rabbis are using the Holocaust for a political purpose.

2+2=10
2+2=10

Maybe if the Left understood context they would be able to discern between referencing the rise of fascism in Germany to make a relevant comparison and invoking the holocaust to "bring people down."

But then again, we're talking about the same people who think disagreements over policy make one a racist.

Thought isn't the Left's forte.

Perrybirman
Perrybirman

The unfortunate truth is that George Soros aided and abetted the Nazis. He emptied the pockets of the pants of Jewish corpses. For so-called "Rabbis" to defend a man like Soros is repugnant, the world on its head.

ibivi
ibivi

Well timed. It would be nice to think that it gives the folks at Fox pause.

James Early
James Early

Isn't this another move toward civility in political discourse? It's definitely over the top to compare everyone and everything with Nazi's and their nihilism just because they don't agree with you. We need another metaphor to epitomize "you sir are a silly ass!" when $kewering opponents for big media money.

Cornelius_thalmudge
Cornelius_thalmudge

This open letter is an earnest and thoughtful effort, but I think it will fall on deaf ears.

It's highly dubious that people inclined to follow Beck or FoxNews would be all that concerned about this.

Heidi
Heidi

I'm picturing Beck in Vic Morrow's role in Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983).

Susanne
Susanne

That is because Bush's actual grandfather Prescott Bush did business with the actual Hitler and his cronies, such as Fritz Thyssen and Hjalmar Schacht. Hence the many links.

FactsRule
FactsRule

Janet, please share with us just one clear example of Glenn Beck's veering toward anti-Jewism (a more accurate term). I don't understand what this point has to do with Beck's correct perception that it is the Left that has clearly damaged America to a very great degree in every way, the family, minorities, the soon-to-be-elderly who won't have the benefits they paid for under Social Security because just Soc. Sec. & Medicare are going to be costing more than our entire economy produces. You see, Social Security was & is a ponzi pyramid scheme that is easily shown to be doomed soon. The only thing in the supposed account is a bunch of i.o.u.'s, it having been raided by congress for decades. The ones who are selective in condemning people are some Liberal Holocaust survivors. While the Left cozies up to Muslim Jew hatred nationwide, especially on our university & college campuses, I don't hear a peep from them or their phony so-called Rabbis. Unfortunately more than a few Orthodox Jews are Liberals, victims of our nanny welfare state, some because they weren't taught about how national socialism creates monsters like Hitler. Others are corrupted by powerful urban Liberal Democrat machines in cities. They don't know that Nazism is another form of collectivism, a great central power, like Obama, only more sophisticated. This subject boils down to one thing only, not the lies being spun by these Leftist so-called "Rabbis," but that Glenn Beck revealed the sophisticated, very dangerous network controlled by this unscrupulous, devious, vile human being, George Soros. If these signatories want to align themselves with this horrific evil just because he happens to have been a child who was there during the attempted holocaust against the Jews, then I condemn them.

FactsRule
FactsRule

No, Ibivi, we have people who know the truth and are sick and tired of the people who are truly destroying the world insanely supporting for decades the same failed big government policies no matter how destructive they are while simultaneously condescending to anyone who dares point out that they're destroying generations of people. We're people who are the growing grassroots who will defend our brothers & sisters who are maligned with every gross distortion by those who can never find anything wrong with the most vile human beings as long as said creatures are Liberals. Obama can say they bring a knife we bring a gun, but it's Palin's cross-hairs that get the media attention.

KingCranky
KingCranky

"Thought isn't the Left's forte."

Probably best not to knock the intelligence of others since your online handle is "2 + 2=10".

Truly enjoyable though.

John Bryans Fontaine
John Bryans Fontaine

The only thing that's repugnant is your comment, which proves conclusively that you are just as repugnantly antisemitic as Glenn Beck himself.

KingCranky
KingCranky

And the Pope was a member of the Hitler Youth, so, by your own logic, anyone who sticks up for Pope Benedict is just as vile as anyone who sticks up for George Soros.

Stop following the lead of a clear antisemite like Glenn Beck, a nutcase who debases himself for his blithering legions of easily-led-by-the-nose sheeple who pay handsomely for the "privilege" of Beck's mental spasms.

Oh, and you didn't, likely couldn't, produce a link that independently verifies your claims of "emptied the pockets of the pants of Jewish corpses".

I'm guessing there is no such proof for your claim.

With obsequious lackeys like yourself, it's no wonder Beck's doing so well financially.

Arsphd
Arsphd

Whose truth is that? You're as loony as Beck!

FactsRule
FactsRule

I hope not. When is NPR going to pause in showcasing & cheer-leading for every radical, Left wing nut job? Hmm? When is PMSNBC & the rest of the Lamestream media going to pause in it's incredibly destructive bias?

FactsRule
FactsRule

No. This is an exercise in arrogance by charlatan clergy people posing as Rabbis who are not genuinely orthodox or chassidic Rabbis, the only truly authentic Rabbis for the last 3,329 years. How dare they try to shut up a man who tries to share the truth that these awful so-called Rabbis do not. Beck did no such thing. He exposed Soros and that's it. That's what this is about. Soros is one of the most dangerous, evil men on Earth.

Kall4less
Kall4less

It's an outrage that these charlatan clergy people posing as Jewish Rabbis have such a high level of arrogance & such little regard for truth. I as a good Jew condemn their statement and one of the most evil men on Earth, George Soros. He is a true danger to this world.

Eldieforewe
Eldieforewe

Toilet Paper Patriots or Toilet Paper Express?

FactsRule
FactsRule

No, Beck & Fox do far better than the insanely Liberal alternatives combined because people eventually wake up to all of the lies, hatred, & destructive policies of the Left. Your description of Beck fits Oberbiteme, thrill-up-my-leg-biggest-frothing-mouth-in-history Chris Mathews, & the rest of your Socialist peddling dip stick morons you & the rest of the mind numbed Left in this country watch.

FactsRule
FactsRule

Beck may be a bit odd at times but he's always right when he does documentaries, unlike the lamestream media and people like the big liar who's damaging the planet, Al Gore.

ibivi
ibivi

FactsRule & Perrybirman-you both give yourselves away as regular viewers of Fox. Enough said.

ibivi
ibivi

You claim to be a jew but you let Glenn Beck (a mormon) tell you which jews are good and which jews are bad? Do you know that mormons have baptized holocaust victims and Adolf Hitler so that they can receive the Gospel in the afterlife? As a jew isn't this offensive to you? Why is Beck so obsessed with Soros? Because he contributes to humanitarian causes? Does Beck contribute to humanitarian causes? You need to step back and get some perspective.

FactsRule
FactsRule

I notice you don't mind trashing a grassroots movement that is simply supportive of a reduction in the size & scope of a runaway, out-of-control government that is borrowing 47 cents for every dollar it's spending from China & elsewhere while we're already paying over a half trillion a year just for the current interest on what these destroyers of America have already borrowed for their vote-getting ponzi schemes, a movement consisting of people from every walk of life united by said understanding.OBAMA - One Big Ass Mistake AmericaJanuary 20, 2013, End of an Errorhttp://www.google.com/imgres?i...

FactsRule
FactsRule

@ NonDairy Why is it that Leftists & Star Warriors hallucinate so much? Where do you see me expressing anger or hatred? I enjoy pointing out the hatred & misguided garbage that constantly emanates from the Left.

NonDairy
NonDairy

Wow. You are a really angry person. A lot of hate in you.

You would make a horrible Jedi.

FactsRule
FactsRule

I don't care for most of Fox. I don't have cable. I see glimpses at different times when I go the gym I finally started attending recently. I did see his excellent expose on the vile, very dangerous Soros. Except for a few commentators on Fox I've found it to be just a little better than the rest of the horribly biased lamestream media. So it's not saying much.

FactsRule
FactsRule

All of my grandparents were Jewish & theirs back to Avrohom, the first Jew. Your statement that I let Beck tell me who's good couldn't me more absurd. Soros is evil. he's the furthest thing from a humanitarian. He actually said he's like a god & has done more to destroy our country single-handedly than anyone since FDR. I don't care if he's a fellow Jew, a spiritual part of the Jewish spiritual body. His actions are very evil & destructive. You don't like the fact that Beck did an excellent expose on this vile human being. You grasp at straws about what Mormons do. I could care less if Mormons think they're saving people after death or if Haitians believe in zombies or poke dolls with pins because they're trying to hurt somebody. Of course Beck contributes charity. You're clouded by the Leftist brainwashing that is all too common in America. You'll have to step really far back in order to get a lot of information that will disabuse you of the many falsehoods that you've absorbed from the Leftists ensconced in our lamestream media, academia, & Hollyweird. You can start with actually watching Glen Beck rather than regurgitating Leftist talking points. I don't have cable but have subscribed to him on facebook. If something's worth watching he lets us know. I've only seen a little bit of him but love the guy. He's a great human being. Soros is a gravely dangerous man.

Strangelove
Strangelove

Yes, Beck does contribute to humanitarian causes. What he DOESN'T do is destroy people's lives for fun and profit.

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