by Sharon Rondeau

(Sep. 18, 2020) — On Wednesday, two co-hosts of the FNC noontime show “Outnumbered” quickly squelched a discussion with Fox News contributor Newt Gingrich, who faulted billionaire George Soros’s funding of races for district-attorney candidates favoring “criminal justice reform” to include non-prosecution of certain crimes and more liberal bail policies.

The interview centered on recent violence plaguing many of America’s major cities such as Portland, OR; Minneapolis; New York City and St. Louis, MO, among many others.

“The #1 problem in almost all these cities is George Soros-elected, left-wing, anti-police, pro-criminal district attorneys who refuse to keep people locked up,” Gingrich said as the interview was concluding.  “Just yesterday they put somebody back on the street who’s wanted for two different murders in New York City. You cannot solve this problem, and both Harris and Biden have talked very proudly about what they call ‘progressive district attorneys.’  Progressive district attorneys are anti-police, pro-criminal and overwhelmingly elected with George Soros’s money, and they’re a major cause of the violence we’re seeing, ’cause they keep putting the violent criminals back on the street.”

“I’m not sure we need to bring George Soros into this,” co-host Melissa Francis responded, with Faulkner pausing a moment, then awkwardly inserting, “I was going to say you can get the last word, Speaker.”

“He paid for it.  I mean, why can’t we discuss the fact that millions of dollars –…” Gingrich replied, perhaps a bit nonplussed.

“No, he didn’t.  I agree with Melissa; George Soros doesn’t need to be a part of this conversation,” Harf, shown smiling in a standing position at a remote location, retorted.

In a similar fashion, Fox News hosts have behaved dismissively toward anyone raising questions, even half-serious ones, as to Barack Hussein Obama’s constitutional eligibility to have served as president amid the reported forgery of his “long-form” birth certificate posted on the White House website in 2011.

In August of that year, a criminal investigation into the birth-certificate image was launched by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO). The following March, following a press conference in which lead investigator Mike Zullo declared the birth-certificate image a “computer-generated forgery,” a producer of Fox’s “Hannity” called to cancel a scheduled interview, Zullo reported.

Since that time, Hannity has claimed on multiple occasions that the media “never vetted Obama.”

“OK — so it’s verboten,” Gingrich responded declaratively to Francis and Harf, after which Harris, initially silent, then said, “OK, we’re going to move on.”

According to an account by PJ Media, Gingrich’s microphone was “cut off.”

Soros’s efforts to support the election of prosecutors advocating “criminal justice reform” and “reshaping the American justice system” have been widely reported.  Last November, The New York Times wrote of a district-attorney race in Rochester, NY:

The race in Monroe County pits a Republican incumbent, Sandra Doorley, against an insurgent challenger, Shani Curry Mitchell, a progressive newcomer who has drawn the attention and backing from the billionaire George Soros.

Since early October, Mr. Soros has spent more than $800,000 on ads supporting Ms. Mitchell through one of his political action committees, helping to bring visibility to a candidate pledging to stop “the overprosecution of the poor” and minority groups, and restore trust between law enforcement and communities in the county.

Soros has financially supported the election of Chicago-based district attorney Kim Foxx and, tangentially, the election last November of San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin, the son of Weather Underground members and convicted murderers Kathy Boudin and David Gilbert.  Raised by WU founders Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, Boudin campaigned on police accountability and reforming the practice of “mass incarceration.”

“Burglar Released By Boudin Traumatizes Young Girl,” reads a headline in the Marina Times last month.

Without divulging his history, some in the media claimed that Soros is the object of “dog-whistling” and “anti-Semitic tropes” resulting from his having been born to Jewish parents.

According to Investopedia, “Soros experienced the growing persecution of Hungarian Jews during the Nazi occupation. He aided his father in forging thousands of documents to help his countrymen flee Hungary during the Holocaust. The family regularly went into periods of hiding, sometimes separately. Soros honed his survival skills during these times.6

In its reportage, The Daily Beast termed Soros a “right-wing bogeyman,” similar to a descriptor the BBC invoked last year and which The Washington Post applied to Soros last month.  “George Soros, who turns 90 on Wednesday, may be the world’s most famous boogeyman,” The Post wrote on August 6. He’s one of the great hedge fund managers and arguably the most successful currency speculator in history; he is a major political donor; and he has given billions to his charity, the Open Society Foundations, dedicated to ensuring that all people are empowered and able to participate in their communities and countries. But much of that real influence is buried beneath persistent conspiracy theories.”

The paper then enumerated “five myths” about Soros’s background and activities.

As opposed to attempting to change the American landscape, The Post reported, “Soros is simply a large political donor who entered the fray in 2004, when he contributed $27 million to groups trying to oust President George W. Bush. He also has supported progressive district attorney candidates and is putting millions into defeating Trump. But there’s a difference between making political donations — something many rich people do — and plotting a revolution.”

On Thursday, Harris Faulkner, lead “Outnumbered” host, issued an apology to Gingrich for his having been “interrupted” and assured the audience that “censorship” is not practiced at the cable news outlet.

Nearly two years ago, Fox banned Judicial Watch Director of Investigations and Research Chris Farrell after he claimed to host Lou Dobbs that the U.S. State Department, with indirect financial backing of Soros, was providing support to the numerous “caravans” of Central-American and other nationals attempting to enter the U.S. illegally.

On October 29, 2018, USA Today reported:

Fox Business Network has condemned statements made by a guest on Lou Dobbs Tonight after he suggested the migrant caravan headed from Central American countries to the U.S. was funded by billionaire liberal philanthropist George Soros, who is Jewish.

The guest, Chris Farrell, who is the director of investigations and research for the right-leaning group Judicial Watch, appeared on the network’s nightly show Thursday and the segment was rebroadcast Saturday, the same day as a mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue.

During the segment, Farrell claimed the “Soros-occupied State Department” was funding the large caravan of migrants headed north through Mexico. Soros, a Holocaust survivor, is known for his philanthropy as well as his liberal political activism, and is one of several high-profile Democrats who were mailed suspicious packages last week.

Additionally, Fox News removed the broadcast, and political pundits went on to indirectly blame Farrell for providing the motivation for a horrific shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue which killed 11 and injured six several days later.

A July 23 Judicial Watch headline reads, “Soros Funds Campaign of St. Louis Prosecutor Charging Couple for Protecting Home from BLM Protestors.”  The article begins, “A controversial city prosecutor investigated for abusing her power to pursue a bogus criminal case against a political nemesis and fined for campaign finance violations just received a hefty reelection contribution from leftwing billionaire George Soros. Her name is Kimberly Gardner and in 2016 she made history for getting elected as St. Louis Missouri’s first black chief prosecutor after serving in the state legislature. Gardner ran on a platform of reforming the criminal justice system, has wrongfully charged cops and conducted a two-year witch hunt of former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, who was exonerated of all wrongdoing. In that case, Gardner was forced to withdraw her indictment accusing the Republican governor of felony invasion of privacy for supposedly taking a compromising photo of his mistress and using it to keep her quiet about the extramarital affair.”

In an August 7 opinion column in the Herald-Tribune titled, “Calling out political donor George Soros is not a thought crime” Chicago Tribune contributor John Kass wrote:

The angry left-handed broom of America’s cultural revolution uses fear to sweep through the our civic, corporate and personal life. It brings with it attempted intimidation, shame and the usual demands for ceremonies of public groveling.

It is happening in newsrooms in New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles. And now it’s coming for me, in an attempt to shame me into silence.

Here’s what happened: With violence spiking around the country, I wrote a column on the growing sense of lawlessness in America’s urban areas. In response, the Tribune newspaper union, the Chicago Tribune Guild, which I have repeatedly and politely declined to join, wrote a letter to management defaming me, by falsely accusing me of religious bigotry and fomenting conspiracy theories. Newspaper management has decided not to engage publicly with the union. So I will.

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  1. FACT: Soros funded ($2 million) sheriff for Maricopa county, AZ to defeat Arpaio.

    He has his financial fingers in many local districts to win AG, State Congress, and subvert the rule of law.

  2. Excellent article.
    I believe it is mostly fear that going after Soros could reveal his huge part in the creation and installation of the ineligible, identity fraud con-artist Barack Hussein Obama. Doing so could drain the swamp of members of both political parties who assisted and/or covered for Obama’s usurpation of America’s presidency and its now panicked and desperate cover-up. Hillary was supposed to win, and absolutely not Donald Trump the “birther” and Obama’s biggest nemesis who has the evidence to reveal the truth about Barry. This is IMO not even complicated….but in order to keep it covered after the loss of the planned after Obama cover of Hillary Clinton, delays and road blocks are everywhere. Effectively giving America’s government and her military to the enemy is a huge crime and suppressing the truth involves many complicit people from both parties………a crime so far too big to prosecute and even too big to openly and fairly discuss………..America’s future is on the line and the truth matters……………

  3. We cannot let this one go! What were the hosts of outnumbered afraid of that they shouldn’t bring Soros’s name into a conversation. Faulkner came out and said We don’t do that. But they did do that, The question is Why?