Rabbis Blast Fox News

Four hundred Rabbis representing all main branches of Judaism signed an open letter to Rupert Murdoch, head of Fox News, which protests the continual use of expressions such as “Nazi” or “Holocaust” when discussing people that newscasters do not like. Their statement came in the form of an advertisement in the Wall Street Journal, which is owned by Murdoch. The letter says, “we share a belief that the Holocaust, of course, can and should be discussed appropriately in the media. But, that is not what we have seen at Fox News. You diminish the memory and meaning of the Holocaust when you use it to discredit any individual or organization you disagree with. That is what Fox News has done in recent weeks.” The Rabbis called on Murdoch to sanction the work of Glenn Beck and Roger Ailes, head of Fox News. Beck constantly makes reference to Nazis and has conducted a campaign against George Soros who was a teen age survivor in Hungary during WWII. Beck accused Soros of sending Jews to “death camps.”

A Fox News executive dismissed the letter as the work of a “George Soros-backed left wing political organization.” At least he did not claim the Rabbis were working with Nazis.