Ever since Daddy Murdoch handed the keys of the business over to his son(s) it’s gone decisively Left-wing and hence, Orwellian…
Fox News goes Orwellian on mentioning one activist’s name and agenda
I didn’t see this live on Wednesday, but the clip, which I saw later on Twitter, is unsettling.
Fox News panel melts down when Gingrich calls out Soros pic.twitter.com/fntofzyMh4
— Jewish Deplorable 🇺🇸 (@TrumpJew) September 16, 2020
Newt Gingrich did nothing more than call out the same things Soros’s own institutions openly announce that they do; in this case, fund campaigns to turn local offices like D.A.s, sheriffs, and city and county governments (councils and commissions) as radically Left as possible. There is simply no disputing that Soros puts money behind this. It’s not a matter of theories or opinion. It’s fact. (Craig Bannister at CNSNews offers a Daily Caller link with background on it; we have published on it a number of times at LU. See here, here, here, and here, for example.) Soros and his activism enterprises at the Open Society Foundation make no bones about it.
Apparently Fox News has joined the mainstream media in wanting to draw a rigid iron curtain of silence over that. Their determination to not have George Soros’s name spoken — “I’m not sure we need to bring George Soros into this,” says Melissa Francis — leads them to speak falsely, as if there is factual error in the reference Gingrich makes to what Soros has been funding. Yet the information about it is all from public records.
People can of course debate the connection between Soros’s political funding and the conditions in American cities where riots have been especially rampant. Gingrich’s point involves making that connection; it’s analysis as well as facts. But you don’t debate analysis by silencing reference to facts. The only thing you do by silencing reference to facts is lie.