Fox Business forced to apologize after Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert vomits forth unfounded conspiracy theories about George Soros.

By |2018-12-07T05:18:25+00:00December 8th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |6 Comments

Courtesy of The Daily Beast

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) on Thursday morning managed to turn a Fox Business Network discussion about Google and China into a bizarre attack on the right’s favorite bogeyman George Soros.

Fox Business later apologized for the congressman’s comments.

“You mention Orwell, it also reminds me of another George—George Soros,” Gohmert said, making a clumsy transition during his segment. “Because Google is born in a free country and then they go over and help oppress another country.”

“George Soros is supposed to be Jewish, but you wouldn’t know it from the damage he’s inflicted on Israel and the fact that he turned on fellow Jews and helped take the property that they own.”

That wild accusation—or as Gohmert put it “fact”—went unchallenged by host Stuart Varney, who helped steer the conversation back to China.

Gohmert’s comments echo a common right-wing conspiracy theory that Soros—a liberal, billionaire philanthropist—was a Nazi sympathizer or worse during World War II.

During the next broadcast hour, Varney was forced to issue an apology on the network’s behalf:

“Congressman Louie Gohmert, for some reason went out of his way to bring up George Soros and made unsubstantiated and false allegations against him. I want to make clear those views are not shared by me, this program or anyone at Fox Business.”

Actually, I think that’s a lie. I’m pretty sure the entire network shares similar opinions about George Soros, they just don’t say them out loud on the air. 

I swear there must be an IQ test for Fox News guests.

If they fail it they get a segment on the air. 

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6 Comments

  1. HRH December 8, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    Winner and still champ: Louie Gohmert, Lowest IQ in Congress.

  2. Anonymous December 9, 2018 at 8:01 am
  3. FoXxx December 9, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/divide-and-conquer-how-the-cult-of-roger-ailes-continues-to-rule-fox-news?ref=home

    Divide and Conquer precedes two dueling high-profile Hollywood productions about Ailes, both due out next year. John Lithgow is set to star as Ailes in director Jay Roach’s biographical film featuring Charlize Theron as Megyn Kelly and Nicole Kidman as Gretchen Carlson. Meanwhile, Russell Crowe will play Ailes opposite Naomi Watts’ Carlson in a Showtime mini-series based on Gabriel Sherman’s book
    The Loudest Voice in the Room. “wanting to be liked, wanting to be somebody.”
    “It’s not enough to be called the ‘most powerful man in media,’ you have to embellish that?”
    her documentary’s December 7th release. “It’s crazy.”

  4. Anonymous December 9, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/12/conservative-columnist-crushes-gop-leadership-enabling-trump-incompetent-administration-ever/

    “CONservative columnist Jennifer Rubin used the announcement that President Donald Trump wants the Senate to approve former “Fox & Friends” newsreader Heather Nauert as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations to rip into the GOP leadership for rubber-stamping Trump’s incompetent nominees.”
    “We shouldn’t be surprised that the least qualified president in history — with a long record of bankruptcies, refusal to pay his bills and schemes such as Trump University — should select unqualified and ethically challenged advisers and/or retain those whose ethical misdeeds and incompetence become apparent once in office,”
    “Rubin stated that they need to man up and defy the president.”

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