Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Glenn Beck. George Soros. Charges of Antisemitism. Your thoughts?

Glenn Beck is criticizing George Soros. Some are accusing Beck of antisemitism in these criticisms. I'm not qualified to judge; I did not see the Beck program criticizing George Soros.

I did just watch the youtube video, linked below.  I don't know who produced this video.

I do judge the video, below, as antisemitic. Soros' Judaism is invoked. Why? What does the fact that he has Jewish ancestry to do with Beck's criticisms? Images of Jews are shown in accompaniment to ominous music. The "puppet master" metaphor echoes slanders against Jews, including the Protocols.

I'm not saying Glenn Beck is antisemitic. I'm not saying Fox is antisemitic. I'm saying this film clip is antisemitic, intentionally or accidentally. I'm not attributing intention. I'm judging the images on the screen.

I'd like to hear from others their thoughts on this.

Link to youtube video

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