KSFO program director retracts Soros Nazi smear: "These statements are not accurate, and KSFO regrets that they were broadcast"
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On the February 26 edition of San Francisco radio station KSFO's Morning Show, KSFO program director Ken Berry issued a "program announcement" in which he acknowledged that assertions by Morning Show co-hosts Melanie Morgan, Lee Rodgers, and Tom Benner (known on the show as Officer Vic) on February 8 about billionaire philanthropist and progressive financier George Soros were "not accurate."
As Media Matters for America previously noted, during the February 8 Morning Show, Rodgers repeated and embellished a discredited right-wing smear, claiming that Soros "apparently very cheerfully and willingly went to work for the Nazis," and Officer Vic added that "he just kind of complied willingly." For her part, Morgan alleged -- without explanation -- that Soros did so "[i]n order to further his own career."
During the February 26 broadcast, Berry retracted their remarks:
BERRY: During our February 8th broadcast, the hosts of this program mistakenly stated that financier George Soros "cheerfully" and "willingly" went to work for the Nazis after his native Hungary was occupied during World War II, when Mr. Soros was 13 years old. The hosts also mistakenly stated that Mr. Soros "ran around Hungary with Nazi officials, serving eviction notices to people who were going to be shipped out on the death trains," and that he did so "to further his own career." These statements are not accurate, and KSFO regrets that they were broadcast.