CNN analyst claims Sheldon Adelson is "the subject of the same sort of fearmongering on the left" as George Soros is on the right

CNN analyst claims Sheldon Adelson is "the subject of the same sort of fearmongering on the left" as George Soros is on the right

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From the November 4 edition of CNN's Reliable Sources:

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BRIAN STELTER (HOST): To be fair, there are conspiracy theories sometimes spread about right-wing donors as well. Eliana, you pointed out to me that Sheldon Adelson is sometimes the subject of liberal conspiracy theories. This is not a problem that only exists on the right. 

ELIANA JOHNSON (POLITICO REPORTER, CNN ANALYST): I just want to be clear, I think what's being said about George Soros is absolutely wrong, He's the subject of this right-wing fearmongering. But Sheldon Adelson is obviously constantly the subject of the same sort of fearmongering on the left. President Obama made the same sort of remarks about the Koch brothers. And while the right wing was very critical of both of those things, I don't recall the mainstream media bringing the same amount of attention to it at the time. 

STELTER: The same scrutiny. 

JOHNSON: The same sort of scrutiny and attention to it at the time. And I think it's all wrong. I think these people are exercising their rights of free speech as they exist now, and if people have a problem with it, they should advocate changes in the law rather than demonizing people who are exercising their rights of free speech as they exist. 

Previously:

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Trump ally Alex Jones: “The head of the Jewish mafia is George Soros”

Breitbart uses Nazi-inspired anti-Semitic rhetoric in George Soros attack

Fox's Katie Pavlich: "I think it can be debated what George Soros's goal is with his money"

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