Over 400 rabbis wrote a public letter to News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch to sanction Glenn Beck. The rabbis are also demanding an apology from Fox News CEO Roger Ailes over the uses of and references to Holocaust and Nazi imagery.
An excerpt obtained by Variety reads:
In the charged political climate in the current civic debate, much is tolerated, and much is ignored or dismissed. But you diminish the memory and meaning of the Holocaust when you use it to discredit any individual or organization you disagree with. That is what Fox News has done in recent weeks, and it is not only ‘left-wing rabbis’ who think so.
The open letter is set to run on Thursday in News Corp.-owned Wall Street Journal and in the Jewish publication Forward.
“We haven’t seen the ad,” Joel Cheatwood, senior vice president of development for Fox News, said in a statement yesterday, “but this group is a George Soros backed left-wing political organization that has been trying to engage Glenn Beck primarily for publicity purposes.”