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PBS Commentator Bill Moyers: George Soros Has Been the ‘Victim’ of Glenn Beck and Fox News ‘Assassins’

Posted by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 12:13 AM
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Longtime PBS news commentatorBill Moyers said Friday that billionaire George Soros has "been the victim, of course, of Glenn Beck and the right-wing, the Fox News assassins."

Moyers made his comments in a discussion with Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington, during which he praised Soros, whom Moyers also said is "deeply troubled by the Orwellian power of the right-wing in this country today."

Transcript below, via Newsbusters:

BILL MOYERS: I’ll tell you somebody you could, you should go for, because he has given more thought to this than almost anyone I know: George Soros, believe it or not. George Soros, whatever you think about his wealth or his politics, George Soros was next to Vaclav Havel I think the most catalytic agent for helping to bring down the Communist government behind the Iron Curtain because he, he gave everybody who wanted one an equivalent of a Xerox machine, and so they could get the message out.

And he is deeply troubled by the Orwellian power of the right-wing in this country today. He talks about it. I was on his board for a several years, and I’m off now that I’m back on the air, but I was on his board, and he is deeply troubled. He is a great devotee of the open society, the society that does change because it listens to itself, and learns from its experience.

He's been the victim, of course, of Glenn Beck and the right-wing, the Fox News assassins. So he's thought a great deal about the Orwellian idea, and he said it has arrived in this country. It is here, part of the permanent, a permanent characteristic of American democracy which is therefore self-suicidally bent because of the power and force of propaganda. He’d be somebody I know would write you a really good piece for that.

by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 12:13 AM
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Carpy
by Ruby Member on Jan. 15, 2012 at 1:00 PM
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As well as a victim of the French Justice system.  He didn't really mean to break the bank of England.

Momniscient
by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 1:12 PM
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Lol.

Rubs hands together in glee.

blondekosmic15
by Ruby Member on Jan. 15, 2012 at 2:20 PM
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George Soros is a multi-billion $ Socialist who despises America~

Jambo4
by Platinum Member on Jan. 15, 2012 at 2:25 PM
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 "victim"...lol is a word I would NOT associate Soros with.

29again
by Platinum Member on Jan. 15, 2012 at 3:31 PM
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We have an Orwellian government because of Soros, not the other way around!  He is anything BUT a victim!! 

imamomzilla
by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 5:08 PM
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 It's been a year since Obama implored the nation to strike a new tone in our political discourse and you have these libs spouting off hateful rhetoric.... "assassins".  Bill Press compared a presidential candidate to a suicide bomber. YUCK!

It's absolutely DISGUSTING!

imamomzilla
by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 5:18 PM
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 The real crime is that our tax dollars are going towards funding this misguided fool's drivel.

Kate_Momof3
by Platinum Member on Jan. 16, 2012 at 8:17 AM
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 You don't even know who Bill Moyers is. Admit it.

Character assassination is a valid term. It's used in discourse all the time. He wasn't calling anyone an assassin.

Why don't you step away from the computer and learn how to read?

Quoting imamomzilla:

 The real crime is that our tax dollars are going towards funding this misguided fool's drivel.

 

Judith3247
by on Jan. 16, 2012 at 8:18 AM
:)


Carpy
by Ruby Member on Jan. 16, 2012 at 8:43 AM
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Bill Moyers works for taxpayer funded PBS and USED to be a good journalist.

Quoting Kate_Momof3:

 You don't even know who Bill Moyers is. Admit it.

Character assassination is a valid term. It's used in discourse all the time. He wasn't calling anyone an assassin.

Why don't you step away from the computer and learn how to read?

Quoting imamomzilla:

 The real crime is that our tax dollars are going towards funding this misguided fool's drivel.

 


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