Rabbis Urge Murdoch to Rein In Beck, Fox News

Coalition slams constant use of Holocaust, Nazi imagery
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 27, 2011 12:48 AM CST
Updated Jan 27, 2011 6:14 AM CST
IIn this Feb. 20, 2010 file photo, T.V. host Glenn Beck addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington    (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

(Newser) – A coalition of 400 rabbis have had enough of Glenn Beck's use of Nazi and Holocaust imagery and attacks on George Soros. The group is urging Rupert Murdoch to sanction Beck and Fox News chief Roger Ailes. It has bought a full-page ad in one of Murdoch's own papers, the Wall Street Journal, to urge him to take action, the Washington Post reports.

"You diminish the memory and meaning of the Holocaust when you use it to discredit any individual or organization you disagree with," the group's letter states. "That is what Fox News has done in recent weeks, and it is not only 'left-wing rabbis' who think so. " A Fox exec labeled the group of rabbis—which includes the heads of the Reform, Conservative and Reconstructionist movements as well as Orthodox rabbis— "a George Soros backed left-wing political organization."

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