Fox Boss’s Gotcha Too ‘Ugly’ Even For Bill O’Reilly

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Roger Ailes at feastFox News head and living Cthulu Roger Ailes forwarded to all his underlings some crazy chain emails from the Fox Research department saying George Soros, as a 14-year-old Jew who had been hidden by a Christian family but did not have the grace to stay in the attic, was a total Nazi collaborator who ate Jewish babies and washed them down with communion wine. The one-word response from Bill O’Reilly’s producer? “Ugly.” “So do you want a job or not?” snitted Ailes, sort of, or more properly: “Do you think you guys will use it or should I give it to someone else?” O’Reilly passed, because Roger Ailes’s cherished gotcha about the liberal and big-spending billionaire Soros being a 14-year-old who shoved Jews into ovens was too gross for Bill O’Reilly. But someone else was very very happy to have an hour about it, and that someone was onetime Fox golden calf Glenn Beck.

The following evening during the 5 p.m. hour of his show, Beck promoted a special about Soros. Beck referred to the billionaire philanthropist as a “puppet master” and questioned his Jewish identity. Earlier that day on his radio show, Beck said Soros “saw people into gas chambers.”

Beck’s “special,” which was broadcast a week later, included the information Ailes forwarded to O’Reilly. Beck claimed Soros “had to help the government confiscate the lands of his fellow Jewish friends and neighbors.” On his radio show Beck went even further, saying that Soros helped “send the Jews” to “death camps.” His comments were widely condemned by Jewish leaders.

You don’t say. But if Soros didn’t personally shove the other Jews onto the trains, what did he do? Well, he definitely helped his fake Dad confiscate some property from fellow Jews. And he’s not sorry. We’d add our usual “burn him,” but in context, probably don’t. [Gawker, via MediaMatters]

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158 comments

    1. Lascauxcaveman

      Bill O'Reilly is a responsible journalist; only interested in getting the facts out there.

      [/throws up, shoots self in the head]

      1. Naked_Bunny

        At this point, not literally calling Jewish people Nazis on TV just because they're liberals is pretty much all it takes to be a responsible journalist.

    1. Lascauxcaveman

      Easing into retirement, having taken up the hobby of translating the collected works of Joseph Goebbels from the German.

      1. sewollef

        Reminds me of a photograph I saw of Joseph Goebbels, where he's sat in a wheelchair — in uniform — staring up at the camera with those venomous eyes.

        He looks like a cross between Gollum, a malicious dwarf and a short-assed vampire.

        For me, it's a seriously frightening portrait of one of the scariest and viciously anti-semitic leaders of the Third Reich, who's job was a Roger Ailes wannabe [aka. Propaganda Minister]…. for the biggest terrorist organisation of all — the NSDAP.

        Gives me the shivers even now.

  1. Barb

    Beck referred to the billionaire philanthropist as a “puppet master”

    There isn't a person working for Fox News that doesn't have Roger Ailes hand shoved up their puppet ass, sans lubrication.

    1. An_Outhouse

      I'm confused. I thought pupet masters were the Jews but Soros is a puppet master who might NOT be Jewish?

    2. actor212

      The irony that everyone missed here is, if Glenn Beck had been a Jew at Treblinka, he would have been all "Did you need me to pull the chain on the Zyklon canister, Herr Gruppenfuhrer? Huh? Huh?"

  2. skoalrebel

    Conspiracy, sheeple! [spit!] Don't you see that the International Jewish Conspiracy is in league with the Nazis, the FemiNazis, the Trilateral Commission, the IMF, and the Communists? [spit!] Soros and the other conspirators want to take our guns, and they're starting by outlawing flavored dip![spit!]
    First they come for the dip. [spit!]
    Then they come for the guns. [spit!]
    Then how will your protect yourselves from the Obama Jewish Jihad and all those Gay Illegals? [spit!]

  3. MissTaken

    Wow, first Sarah and now Bill-O BOTH being correct about something. Welcome to Bizarro Friday.

        1. chicken_thief

          He's come around on gay rights. Not that that will save his soul (allegedly, he has one), but it is something…

          1. V572 Fehrnstrom

            Aren't conversions based on personal experience a bit suspect? If his daughter weren't gay, wouldn't the Dickster be calling for gay internment camps?

        1. actor212

          "Doc! Doc! I…I….I don't know what's happening???? I was watching this story about these kids in Africa who were suffering from dehydration and starvation and…my heart….it sort of seized up and this…this…*water*…..started covering my eyeballs!"

    1. BlueStateLibel

      Next thing you know Mitt Rmoney will break down in tears over abusing his poor dog Seamus and will donate half his fortune to the ASPCA.

    2. Beowoof

      Well it is 4/20 and I am sure that there are a bunch folks even at Fox, smoking up for the day. Could explain a lot.

  4. Not_So_Much

    I'm perfectly fine reading a sentence that includes 'Glenn Beck', 'shove' and 'ovens' in it. Just not this exact version of it.

  5. prommie

    You just know that when he croaks, they'll replace him with Rove. And so the circle of assholes will continue.

  6. OneDollarJuana

    "Too gross" for Bill-o? We'll have to go back and check those phone-sex tapes to see what his preferred level of "grossness" is.

  7. mrpuma2u

    A new high for Glenn Beck, taking the slop Bill "falafel sammich" O'liely passed on. Congrats Glenn!!!!

    1. chicken_thief

      Which earned Beck the bigger ratings there for awhile. Nothing is too crazy for the base.

  8. cheaphits

    Wonder why it didn't go to Rush? Ailes used to own Rush and Rush like Glenn Beck, can easily crawl under a snakes belly and thrives below whale shit.

    1. MosesInvests

      Louis Farrakhan? Richard Nixon? James Baker? Czar Nicholas I? Czar Nicholas II? Stalin? (I could go on, but you get the point.)

  9. Goonemeritus

    O’Reilly is a journalist when compared to the other pundits at Fox the same way I was eye candy when compared to my fellow engineers at university. .

  10. SexySmurf

    The one-word response from Bill O’Reilly’s producer? “Ugly.”

    And that producer knows ugly: he has to look at Bill O’Reilly everyday.

  11. Callyson

    Jesus, is Ailes five years old or something? "He did it too! He started it!"

    Christ almighty…

  12. SoBeach

    Okay, so there's absolutely nothing too stupid for the right wing propaganda machine to shit out. Got it. And one time out of untold thousands O'Reilly refused to take the pile of shit he was handed and help smear it around. Wow. What a mensch.

    1. Biel_ze_Bubba

      I keep waiting for BillO, who does have an IQ north of 100, to tell Ailes to fuck off, and take a job that doesn't cause him to wrinkle his nose every time he cashes a paycheck.

      In my professional opinion, the guy is selling his soul for way too little.

      1. SoBeach

        Billdo isn't stupid, but he IS an asshole. He's playing a character — pompous blowhard — and the boneheads eat it up. He's made a fortune at it and he's not going to all of a sudden grow a conscience.

  13. Guppy

    Beck… questioned his Jewish identity.

    Afterwards, Glenn Beck was wrapped in a Holocaust Torah scroll and declared King of the Jews.

  14. SayItWithWookies

    In reality, as a fourteen-year-old boy in occupied Hungary, Soros was hidden from the Nazis by a Christian family. The man hiding Soros was assigned to go inventory the estate of a wealthy Jewish family and brought Soros along to protect him. Soros himself was never part of any property confiscation.

    Wow — so Ailes and Beck accused Soros, a Jew who survived the Holocaust, of collaborating with the Nazis based on this. That's fuckin' irredeemable. Not out of character, but still fuckin' irredeemable.

    1. MissTaken

      By Ailes' logic Anne Frank and her family were actually colluding with the Nazis by keeping that little attic closet that they hid in free of rats and other attic-dwelling varmin.

    2. Tundra Grifter

      If you can believe it, it's actually worse than that.

      According to the "60 Minutes" piece and Mr. Soros' autobiography, he risked his own life to warn fellow Jews about deportation.

      I mean, it would have been one thing if a 14-year-old boy during WW II did nothing. I could understand that. But he went out there and tried to help people at considerable personal peril.

      Before I got kicked off NewsBusters for telling the truth, several times I pointed out these lies to the right wing cretins.

  15. Ruhe

    So Beck "questioned his Jewish identity"? That has got to be dog-whistling in its most subtle and insidious form. Beck's audience is probably monolithically pro-Israel and Jew-phobic at the same time so his "questions" about Soros probably translate for his listeners as "he's not Jewish because he betrayed his fellow Jews which is just what you'd expect a greedy old commie Jew to do."

  16. Generation[redacted]

    Just to be clear, there were Jews in Auschwitz who were forced to man the gas chambers. It was a horrific job which they could either accept or be shot dead on the spot. One man actually left his post and walked into the gas chamber with the crowd, intending to commit suicide, but the condemned prisoners exhorted him to go back outside so he could be left alive to tell the world what happened. And he did.

    Stay classy, Fox News.

  17. mavenmaven

    Much like Pat Robertson, Fox loves the Jews only when it allows them to pillory someone, preferably another Jew.

  18. lulzmonger

    Ailes (n.) – a rare fungus that only grows on santorum.

    Golly gee wow – Papa Bear will happily bugger a rabid stoat for a nickel, live on prime time TeeVee … but he has too much JOURNALISTIC INTEGRITY to give it a rimjob for another three cents!

  19. elviouslyqueer

    Sadly, there is no English-to-R'lyehian translator up to the task of transliterating "Eat a jumbo sized plate of panko-crusted fried rat dicks, Ailes." Boo.

  20. Chick-Fil-Atheist™

    So Roger Ailes / Bill O'Reilly / Glenn Beck is/is not the bad guy here?

    Let's talk more about a five year old eating a dog.

  21. Toomush_Infer

    So, soon to come: Roger Ailes and Pat Robertson, rockin' on the front porch, rememberin' shit that didn't happen….yet….

  22. OneYieldRegular

    Has Herr Beck finished converting all of the camp victims into Mormons yet?

    This guy. If he made these comments in France, Beck would certainly be tried in court, and probably given a substantially higher fine to pay than John Galliano.

  23. Doktor StrangeZoom

    I know it sort of spoils the fun, but I know of another 14 year old who grew up in Nazi Germany, and was required to join the Hitler Youth… much as I dislike Pope Ratzi, I think maybe he's no more responsible for the Holocaust than George Soros is.

    1. Dashboard Buddha

      Yeah, but Razi shooting down disobedient flying nuns with an 8.8cm flak is still funny, right?

    2. Generation[redacted]

      Great. Now I have this image in my head: nuns flying in formation to the tune of Pink Floyd's Goodbye Blue Sky.

  24. thefrontpage

    Be sure to join Willie Nelson, Woody Harrelson, Judd Apatow, Seth Rogen, Paul McCartney, Ziggy Marley, Steven Tyler and George Soros, Ted Nugent, Roger Ailes and Bill O'Reilly at the High Times Happy Hour today, Friday, April 20, 2012, at 4:20 p.m. in San Francisco at High Times Cafe and Bar. It should be fun time for everyone! This event is sponsored by High Times Magzine, the High Times Cafe and Bar, Zig-Zag Rolling Papers, Cannibis Magazine, Rolling Stone and Playboy. The host for the Happy Hour is Ziggy Marley.

  25. prommie

    OT, but its amusing that the Hot Political Topic in NJ right now is the "Christie Fell Asleep at the Springsteen Concert" scandal. Someone snaps pic of apparently-sleeping fat fuck, it goes from webz to papers, and then reporters actually ask him if he fell asleep, during a press conference, and fat fuck denies sleeping, during a 30-minute answer to a dumb question, because fat fuck loves to hear himself talk. But whats so so so creepy is that Fat Fuck is a creepy douchey adolescent fanboy, he's embarrassing to listen to, going on and on with his confused homoerotic love for Bruce. Ewwwwww! He proudly proclaims he's been to 127 Bruce concerts, ALL of them so far on this tour! Ewwww!

    1. FakaktaSouth

      Does he listen to a god damned word of any of Bruce Springsteen's songs? No. He can't possibly. He has a giant body and not a soul to be found.

      1. prommie

        He's just hopeless, Fakakta, you gotta hear the interview, he sounds like a lame 14-year old, just so fanboy lame worshipping Bruce but not Getting It. And of course, he is Palinesque in his ability to make it all about him, too. He didn't go to a Springsteen performance, Springsteen came to a Fat Fuck Audiencing Event.

        1. FakaktaSouth

          He's a real life Eric Cartman, no doubt. I love Cartman though. Because he's ACTUALLY 10 years old.

    2. Generation[redacted]

      He slept through the slow songs, but I'm sure he was on his feet pumping his fists to the uber-patriotic Born in the USA.

    3. proudgrampa

      Falling asleep at a Springsteen concert? Jeez. That's gotta be like sleeping through the "Guns of Navarone."

  26. coolhandnuke

    Ailes has been sharpening his pitchforks and fueling the torches, just waiting for the right moment to go after this Anne Frankenstein.

  27. FakaktaSouth

    There is something in BillO that WILL NOT let him go full on stupid. Scumbag? Yes. Butthole? Sure. And he says stupid stuff I know, but there is something in him, clinging to the last independent brain cell he has that once made him a normal run of the mill bastard, not part of the incredible propaganda machine that is Roger's jerk off station. He sold his soul, but he fucking KNOWS it.

    1. prommie

      He is too in love with himself to go full retard; his problem is he is an angry, angry, rage-filled, daddy-issues having Irish drunk, and they can be mean-ass bastards.

      1. Doktor StrangeZoom

        As another angry, angry, rage-filled, daddy-issues having Irish drunk, I concur.

      2. Wile E. Quixote

        Hey, do you know who else was an angry, angry, rage-filled, daddy-issues having Irish drunk? Well obviously not Hitler, he was a fucking Austrian, but he was Catholic.

    2. swordfis

      It's true – every once in a while he does or says something decent. And he can be funny, in an overbearing, bullying sort of way.

    3. George Spelvin

      I think he's created a persona that probably incorporates some features of his actual personality and beliefs, but which he has selectively exaggerated parts of, because it turns out that it pays really fucking well.

      Now, because it has been so successful, the irrational, hate-mongering persona has largely supplanted his actual personality (at least in public). He can't substantially change that without seeing a huge drop in income, but every so often something comes along that is so fucking stupid that whatever is left of his original personality blurts something out.

      Note 1: There's a good chance the original O'Rly personality was an asshole, too; just not maybe quite as big an asshole.

      Note 2: If I'm reading this right, in this particular case, the "tip" was not turned down by Billo, but by his producer. One of the things producers are supposed to do is to keep you from looking like an idiot. Props to his producer fo doing his or her job.

  28. RedneckMuslin

    Let me get this straight. An extreme right wing nutcase is accusing someone of belonging to an extreme right wing group.

  29. donner_froh

    He collaborated with no one and he paid attention to what he understood to be his primary responsibility: making sure that no one doubted that he was Sandor Kiss.

    Soros should have kept that alias. Even rabid right wingers would have a hard thinking Sandor Kiss was evil.

  30. Troglodeity

    First they blame Obama for eating what he was served as a 9-year-old. Now they blame Soros for, um, trying to stay alive as a 14-year-old.

    But blame Romney for torturing his dog in 1983? Hey, Romney was only 39 then: he was basically just a kid!

  31. lochnessmonster

    Just when I was forgetting Beck lives on the same planet, his ugly head rises again to whine and cry all over the airwaves!

  32. Wile E. Quixote

    Well I for one would like to hear more about Rupert Murdoch's collaboration with the Chinese. After all it was Rupert who suppressed news about the Tiananmen uprising at the behest of the Chinese Communist government and Rupert is also married to a card-carrying member of the Chinese Communist Party, so why aren't we hearing more about the actions of this Chicom puppet?

  33. sqeptiq

    Nevermind America–when you've lost Bill O'Reilly, you've lost Mordor. Or, to get even geekier, this is like Sauron pitching a scheme to the WItch-King of Angmar and the Witch-King objecting, "Dude! Sauron! That's just too ugly!"

  34. ttommyunger

    So, this Soros guy is on Fox's shit list? All I need to know, my friend, he is A-O.K. in my book.

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