A majority of Americans are rejecting the media’s attempts to shield leftist billionaire activist George Soros from criticism and cast his opponents as anti-Semites.
A new survey by Rasmussen Reports and Ron Coleman’s ColemanNation podcast of 1,002 U.S. likely voters revealed that “Most American voters have a negative opinion of liberal billionaire George Soros, and nearly half agree with [Twitter owner] Elon Musk’s words comparing Soros to a comic-book villain.” Specifically, 51 percent of respondents reported viewing Soros “unfavorably,” which included 39 percent who had a “very unfavorable” impression of the billionaire. This poll’s release comes days after Musk set Twitter on fire for comparing Soros to Marvel supervillain Magneto, saying Soros “hates humanity” and for criticizing Soros for seeking to “erode the very fabric of civilization.”
Despite all the media bluster to make Soros into some kind of a victim, Americans clearly aren’t buying it. “Forty-seven percent (47%) of voters agree with [Musk’s] quote, including 35% who Strongly Agree that Soros ‘hates humanity,’” according to the survey taken between May 16-18, 2023.
Outlets like Forbes and CNN tried to cast Musk as being “anti-Semitic” for his tweets, though Soros’ ethnicity had nothing to do with what Musk was saying. So-called tech journalist Kara Swisher joined insufferable MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle on May 16 to bloviate how Musk supposedly had a “god complex” in-part because of his audacity to call out Soros. The irony is that Soros himself wrote in his magnum opus The Alchemy of Finance he “fancied [himself] as some kind of god or economic reformer like [John Maynard] Keynes (each with his General Theory) or, even better, a scientist like Einstein.” Soros’ own complex has served as the bedrock for his crazy open society utopia undergirded by open borders, racial strife, Marxist economics, anti-Americanism and climate change radicalism that he’s spent billions of over the course of his sordid career to help realize.
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In fact, Harvard Law School Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz even pointed out May 21 in Musk’s defense that “no single person has done more to damage Israel’s standing in the world, especially among so-called progressives, than George Soros.” According to Dershowitz, Soros’ “financial support has multiplied the influence of the two major organizations that have done the most to shift the left-wing paradigm against Israel.” So for the media to continue to wantonly exploit Soros’ heritage as a cudgel against people who criticize him is disingenuous at best and nefarious at worst.
MRC Business’ research has shown that Soros’ spending at least $131 million on 253 media organizations around the world across a four year period has effectively built a massive publicity shield for him, which involves attacking Soros’ critics as anti-Semitic.
Bongino Report Content Manager Matt Palumbo told MRC Business that Soros’ media reach “appears in different ways,” such as when journalists who work at major publications like The New York Times, The Washington Post, CBS, CNN and ABC simultaneously appear on Soros’ “payroll” at other organizations. “That’s going to influence your coverage,” in Palumbo’s assessment. “Just type in Soros’ name in any of the” major liberal publications he’s linked to “and see how they cover him.” Usually, according to Palumbo, “if they’re ever covering him in a negative way, it’s framed as if his critics are the bad guys for noticing.”
LifeNews Note: Joseph Vazquez writes for Newsbusters, where this originally appeared.