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January 31, 2011

Glenn Beck’s end of days?

http://www.jewishjournal.com/blog/item/glenn_becks_end_of_days_20110131/

Interesting op-ed from Dana Milbank about whether Glenn Beck’s days commanding a mighty bully pulpit may be running out. The Washington Post columnist wrote:

The latest omen of Beck’s end times came on Thursday—Holocaust Remembrance Day—when 400 rabbis representing all four branches of American Judaism took out an ad demanding that Beck be sanctioned for “monstrous” and “beyond repugnant” use of “anti-Semitic imagery” in going after Holocaust survivor George Soros.

A Fox News spokesman brushed off the complaint in the usual fashion, attributing it to a “Soros-backed left-wing political organization.” But that’s not going to fly: The statement’s signatories included the chief executive of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism and his predecessor, the dean of the conservative Jewish Theological Seminary rabbinical school, and a number of orthodox rabbis.

Read the rest here.

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