Savage on "Billionaire George Goebbels Soros": "a money changer in the temple of truth"; Savage on MoveOn.org: "rat-bastard Communists"

››› ››› NICOLE CASTA

Following progressive financier, philanthropist, and political activist George Soros's June 3 speech at the Campaign for America's Future "Take Back America" conference, radio host Michael Savage dedicated the majority of the June 4 broadcast of his three-hour nationally syndicated radio show, Savage Nation, to blasting Soros.

In addition to labeling Soros "a dangerous crazy man" and a "lousy snake," Savage also compared Soros to "Hitler's media man" -- in reference to Hitler's Minister of Propaganda, Joseph Goebbels -- and repeatedly called Soros "Goebbels". (Soros is a Hungarian-born Jew who survived the Nazi occupation of Communist Budapest.)

In addition, Savage accused Soros of "trying to encourage another terrorist attack [on the United States]"; he ranted, "[Y]ou [Soros] are a deceitful, backstabbing, unpatriotic traitorous bastard in my opinion"; and he called MoveOn.org (to which Soros has contributed financially) "an organization of rat-bastard Communists."

From the June 4 broadcast of Savage Nation:

SAVAGE: I think he's [Soros] just crazy, I'm telling you the truth, but he's a dangerous crazy man, with all of his money. And everyone, even crazy people are entitled to vote for whom they want in our wonderful democracy. But for him to keep repeating the big lies, over and over again, until they become the truth, and they resound in the audience of Communists there, it's astounding to me that people don't understand what he's saying, and what lies they are. ... The word progressive today is a code word for the new Communist movement.

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SAVAGE: We'll let those who wanna take back America, take it back with the retarded speech of Goebbels [Soros]. I couldn't believe what I heard when I turned on C-SPAN today, and heard Billionaire George Goebbels Soros attacking Bush -- now he has the right to attack Bush, don't get me wrong. But to lie like this is something I couldn't understand. Listen for example, to clip 29, "I think that those pictures hit us the same way as the terrorist attack itself. Not quite with the same force because the terrorist attack, we were the victims. In the pictures, we were the perpetrators..." Let's stop right there. So this man compares the death of 3,000 Americans to radical Muslim hijackers and murders, to the humiliation of a number of Iraqi prisoners, by a very small number of American troops. This is called the big lie. And if you tell a big lie often enough it will become the truth. That's what Goebbels, Hitler's media man, said, and that's what Soros and the others at this Communist rally yesterday, call Take Back America or doing. It's unbelievable to me. And he keeps doing it, and doing it, and doing it. And this does remind me of a very dangerous time in the past. This man is a clear and present danger to America. He's declared war on America, and I don't know how George Bush doesn't understand how dangerous this man is.

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When we come back I wanna talk about George Soros and why he seems to be attacking Bush and America. Could it be that he's bet on the Euro? Does he want the American dollar to collapse? Is he, subtly or not so subtly, trying to encourage another terrorist attack, so that he can make another couple of billion dollars when the U.S. currently collapses against the Euro or some other currency. Is that possible? Is that too far-fetched? Is it uncivil of me to ask those questions of a money trader? [Media Matters for America added the preceding quotation to this item on June 14.]

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SAVAGE: And then he comes here and says military power will never bring democracy anywhere in the world? That's insanity. But he gets even worse. I want you to listen to clip 30 right now. Listen to this big lie from George Goebbels Soros. "The fact is, [inaudible] I think that the American public has now seen that they've been mislead, and they've turned against the Bush Administration." You're a moneychanger in the temple of truths. Not only are you a money changer in the temple of truth, but you are a deceitful, backstabbing, unpatriotic traitorous bastard in my opinion. I am so sick of this. Listen to clip 31. "The Iraqi involvement has been an utter disaster for the United States. Even in terms of the American Supremacists, who wanted to demonstrate America's military power..." Shut your mouth! Shut your mouth! Shut your mouth, I can't take it! You lousy snake. You lousy snake. You lousy snake is all I can say.

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SAVAGE: Billionaire George Goebbels Soros, if you tell a big lie often enough it will become the truth -- how dare you come to my fair country, and infect it with these foreign, sick ideas George? You're not fooling anybody. You know you're part of a left-wing fringe that will destroy the Democrat party even further than it's been destroyed. Keep on talking George, because it doesn't play outside MoveOn.org, an organization of rat-bastard Communists. How's that George?

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