Recently 400 rabbis signed a letter to Rupert Murdoch, CEO of News Corporation, asking him to sanction Fox News Channel’s most popular host, Glenn Beck. Their concern: Beck’s ongoing invocation of the Holocaust and Nazis to demonize his opponents, as well as his use of traditionally anti-Semitic language to attack Jewish philanthropist George Soros. Jewish Funds for Justice published this letter as an advertisement in the Forward and in The Wall Street Journal.
In recent weeks the debate about branding one’s political opponents “Nazis” has become quite heated. Most of the attention has focused on Fox News’s star performer Glenn Beck, who has made it a practice to compare his opponents to Nazis.