Bill O’Reilly on Fox News’ Awkward George Soros Moment
“Soros is using his billions of dollars to undermine the justice system in the United States—and you can’t discuss that?” pic.twitter.com/yfGHfP2T6D
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Former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly discussed this week’s awkward moment on Fox News when former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich was shut down after attempting to shed light on the influence billionaire financier George Soros has on district attorney offices all over the country.
“The No. 1 problem in almost all the cities is George Soros-elected, left-wing, anti-police, pro-criminal district attorneys who refuse to keep people locked up,” Gingrich said to a panel on Fox News’s Outnumbered on Wednesday.
“Progressive district attorneys are anti-police, pro-criminal, and overwhelmingly elected with George Soros’s money. And they are a major cause of the violence we are seeing because they keep putting the violent criminals back on the street,” Gingrich said.
As soon as Gingrich raised Soros’ name, both fellow-panelists, Fox News host Melissa Francis and former Obama State Department Spokeswoman Marie Harf admonished Gingrich for mentioning Soros’ name.
Yesterday Bill O’Reilly commented on the segment:
“George Soros has donated $17 million to county races to get far-left progressives into the district attorney’s office,” O’Reilly said. “That is a fact…Now, these are county races so that’s an enormous amount of money. So Gingrich is absolutely correct. Absolutely right…none of the people on the panel seem to understand what Gingrich is talking about.”
“But the rule is if you invoke the name George Soros then you’re anti-semitic because Soros is Jewish…that’s what the ladies were responding to…why are they buying into that? This is a factual story,” O’Reilly continued.
“George Soros is using his billions of dollars to undermine the justice system in the United States, in my opinion, and in Newt Gingrich’s opinion. And we have our stats to back it up. And we can’t discuss that? Something really, really wrong is going on.”