Glenn Beck responded to charges that he is anti-Semitic on the same day that 400 rabbis took out a full-page newspaper ad calling for him to be “sanctioned” for his repeated invocations of Nazis and the Holocaust.
Speaking on his radio show, Beck did not directly address the rabbis’ letter, which urged News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch to stop Beck from making analogies to the Holocaust, and which condemned his “completely unacceptable” attacks on liberal billionaire George Soros–attacks many have called anti-Semitic.
It was the latest in a string of charges people have leveled against Beck. Earlier this week, Atlantic writer Jeffrey Goldberg noted that eight out of nine people Beck highlighted as especially dangerous to America on one program were Jewish. Beck mocked the notion that such a thing was connected to anti-Semitism on his part.
He also noted that he had just released a new documentary about Iran called “Rumors of War,” which he said was as high-quality as an episode of PBS’ “Frontline.”
“Did you see the anti-Semitism dripping out of ‘Rumors of War?'” Beck said. “It’s amazing how anti-Semitic I am, on the day that we release ‘Rumors of War,’ that was a year in production.”