Dear Pam Geller: repeating the Soros-Nazi smear won't make it true

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In a post on Big Journalism, blogger and Park 51 controversy manufacturer Pam Geller falsely accused George Soros of having "assisted the Nazis," based on the content of an interview with Soros on 60 Minutes. Oddly enough, Geller links to the very Media Matters item that addresses her inaccurate claim. From Geller's post:

He assisted the Nazis, so is it any wonder he wants to destroy the Jew? If at first you don't succeed...

If you are unfamiliar with Soros's actual past, remember that, as 60 Minutes reported in 2006, "While hundreds of thousands of Hungarian Jews were being shipped off to the death camps, George Soros accompanied his phony godfather on his appointed rounds, confiscating property from the Jews."

As Media Matters noted in that item, New Republic editor-in-chief Martin Peretz edited the 60 Minutes interview to falsely imply that Soros collaborated with the Nazis as a 14-year-old boy in Nazi-controlled Hungary. The claim that Soros collaborated with the Nazis is a frequently repeated right-wing smear, whose inaccuracy has prompted the Toronto Sun to issue a retraction and apology after it appeared in one of the paper's columns.

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Big Journalism
Pamela Geller
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