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Jewish Funds for Justice (JFSJ), a charity that campaigns for social change, delivered a petition with 10,000 signatures to Fox News Thursday demanding that talk show host Glenn Beck get the pink slip.

The petition drive began in November after Fox News aired a three-part Beck special on businessman and philanthropist George Soros called "Puppet Master." The television show was deemed anti-Semitic by many in the media and Jewish groups.
Beck once said that his election coverage goal was to "make George Soros cry," which is "hard to do," as Soros "saw people into gas chambers."
Beck's Thursday night show highlighted nine people of the 20th century who contributed to "the era of the big lie." All nine of these "shadowy figures," as Beck called them, were Jewish, including psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud and columnist Walter Lippman. Gov. Ed Rendell of Pennsylvania also was cited.

Mik Moore, chief strategy officer for JFSJ, told Politics Daily that the group met with Fox News Channel president Roger Ailes last summer to raise concerns about Beck's use of Holocaust references. Moore said the group received some commitments from the network that it would watch for anti-Semitic language. But that didn't happen, according to Moore.
On Thursday, the group unveiled Beck's 10 worst quotes of 2010, which included "Women are psychos" and "Charles Darwin is the father of the Holocaust."

The group says it has other plans regarding Beck. On Jan. 17, WOR in New York, citing Beck's low ratings, and WPHT in Philadelphia are dropping Beck's radio show. JFSJ has sent letters to six radio stations in New York City that seem like a match for Beck's talk show, asking them not to pick it up. If that happens, Beck will not have a radio outlet in the city.
"We are just beginning to enter into a conversation with those stations," Moore said.
In light of Sarah Palin's blood libel comment this week, the group said that Palin and Beck "have abused two of the most tragic episodes in the history of the Jewish people: the Holocaust and the blood libel."
The group's president Simon Greer said, "The Jewish community does not appreciate their identification, which only serves to denigrate the very real pain so many Jews have suffered because of anti-Semitic violence. It is clear that Fox News has a Jewish problem."

A call to Fox News was not immediately returned.
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jarjam

If you do not like the content on Fox News don't watch it. That's what I love
about my country. I am not forced to watch ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC,CNN. To
each his own.

January 15 2011 at 10:57 AM
ettu

How ridiculous. Do these 10,000 have nothing better to do? Last time I heard (especially during the past week after the tragedy in Az)we still have free speech. Glen Beck has as much right to his opinion about people and events, as does the Jewish Fund for Justice. I take offense at the actions of this group.....should I ask they be disbanded?

January 15 2011 at 10:55 AM
sl

Do you think Soros Open Society Institute's donating 350 thousand over the last two yrs had something to do with this?,

January 15 2011 at 10:15 AM +18
Carolyne

I watch and listen to Glenn Beck, he is a very passionate speaker and I enjoy listening to him. Check out in the history books about the things he says, he researches everything before he speaks. I may not like some of the things he has had to say but for the most part he is right on the money. Go Glenn long may your program be aired.

January 15 2011 at 10:04 AM +27
tcbswak

I find it so ironic that people these days find what Glen Beck has to say so offensive, when shows like "Jershey Shore, Bad Girls Gone Wild, and others are out there demorilizing the American culture. You can't speak out against free speech when it only hurts you. Many words hurt many people. I think there should be a show called "Political Correctness Gone Wild"....

January 15 2011 at 9:59 AM +6
wmccars

Beck tells it like it is.

January 15 2011 at 9:54 AM
nrbweck

They should begin to refer to him as Glenn Dreck. That would be a great rallying cry, and should get his attenetion.

January 15 2011 at 9:46 AM
koolmom7878

Glen Beck is a good guy leave him alone!

January 15 2011 at 9:43 AM +47
dstevealice

I was wondering when the calls to remove Glenn Beck from the airwaves would begin. It's interesting to note that the people who would scream the most about infringement of their right to free speech would be the first to complain. The fact that attacks on George Soros is being used as the excuse makes it even more of a joke. The truth is no one agrees with Beck all the time. Glenn Beck cannot be trusted to be on your side on every subject. That is what makes his show so popular.

January 15 2011 at 9:42 AM
mgl53

I wish I had a chance to sign a petition to get him off the air. Beck and Limbaugh as well as Palin does nothing but stir the pot. All are super rich and arrogant and play to the fears of the ignorant and stupid of our society.

January 15 2011 at 9:38 AM

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