The global political influence of progressive billionaire financier George Soros isn’t in question. But pointing that out apparently is too much for his Open Society Foundations.
The organization now wants Fox News to censor comments by former U.S. Attorney Joseph DiGenova about Soros, who funds a self-described investigative journalism organization was a source for the whistleblower who alleges President Trump used the withholding of aid to pressure Ukraine to investigate a political rival.
DiGenova said on Fox News this week: “There is no doubt that George Soros controls a very large part of the foreign services part of the State Department and the activities of FBI agents overseas.”
Mediaite reported Patrick Gaspard, president of the OSF, filed a formal complaint charging DiGenova made the charge “without evidence” and demanded Fox News quit giving time “to McCarthyism.”
He called for an on-air retraction and for barring DiGenova as a guest.
He accused Fox News of allowing DiGenova to repeat “widely discredited reporting” and claims such statements have been “debunked by the U.S. State Department.”
Gaspard claimed DiGenova’s comments were “anti-Semitic.”
Deadline.com pointed out that DiGenova also said Soros “wants to run Ukraine and he’s doing everything he can to use every lever of the United States government to make that happen, for business interests, not for good government business.”