Sadly, Glenn Beck Will Be Just Fine

Cenk on Beck's raging anti-Semitic Soros attacks:

First Beck started by horribly warping this story on his Fox News show. He said of Soros:

[When he was] 14 years old, he had to help the government confiscate the land of his fellow Jewish friends and neighbors.

That's not what happened at all as you can see from above. He didn't help confiscate people's land. He didn't actively participate in betraying his Jewish neighbors or friends. The implications are horrible. But what Beck did next is much worse. He twisted the story further until he came out with this inexcusable lie on his radio show:

[H]ere's a Jewish boy helping send the Jews to the death camps.

That lie takes my breath away. That is a lie that cannot be told.

The ADL has now condemned Beck's statements as "horrific."

Michelle Goldberg has a terrific article in The Daily Beast explaining how Beck's two part series on Fox News Channel about George Soros was classic anti-Semitism. He even named the series "Puppet Master." Nazi propaganda used to call Jews the "wire pullers."

Cenk goes on to call for Beck to be fired, and I totally agree. But here's the thing: Beck will never be fired. And if, perchance, he were somehow fired, he'd be just fine. His daily radio show audience is significantly larger than his Fox News audience, anyway -- in fact, we're too often paying lopsided attention to the TV show over the radio show, when the latter wields far greater power and influence (and the radio show is waaaay more douchey).