Shapiro Calls Out Soros Defenders for Coddling Hamas

October 13th, 2023 4:45 PM

Daily Wire founding editor-in-chief and editor emeritus Ben Shapiro has had enough of leftists holding their friends to one standard and their opponents to another.

During an Oct. 11 appearance on Piers Morgan Uncensored, Shapiro contrasted the vehemence with which the left condemned Soros’ critics as antisemites with the consideration and excuse making the left shows to Hamas and its supporters. Shapiro said, “There’s an amazing double standard when it comes to anti-Semitism and its treatment in the media and the way it seems to work in the media these days is if somebody politically says something about George Soros, then they will be labeled a Nazi and if somebody actually says, ‘I am a Nazi,’ then they will say, ‘Well there’s probably some sort of justification over territorial disputes.’"

This is not the first time Shapiro has called out this double standard, “Soros spends lots of money backing progressive prosecutors. Saying so does not make you anti-Semitic,” Shapiro wrote in a 2022 post. “It makes you correct. And unsurprisingly, many of those who find dog-whistles in mentioning Soros are totally silent about Hamas firing rockets at Jews, and support Ilhan Omar.” Shapiro also made this point earlier this year, this time highlighting that Soros himself was anti-Israel. 

Legacy media has often rushed to defend Soros from his critics in this way. When X owner Elon Musk went after Soros earlier this year, employees of CNN, Forbes, New York Magazine and MSNBC all hurried to condemn Musk.  At the same time, legacy media has a different attitude towards the very real antisemitism of Israel’s enemies, as demonstrated by MSNBC and CNN’s coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian war. 

If the media covered Soros fairly, they might note his vast donations to anti-Israel groups.  Harvard Law School Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz called Soros out earlier this year for giving millions of dollars to groups that attack Israel, including Human Rights Watch, which received $100 million from Soros in 2010. Soros’ donations includes seven groups that posted disgraceful responses to last weekend’s Palestinian terrorism, including Dream Defenders, openDemocracyUK, The Middle East Policy Network, The Palestine Institute for Public Diplomacy, the Institute for Middle East Understanding, the Middle East Children’s Alliance and Jewish Voice for Peace. Soros has given at least $5,758,457 to these seven groups. 

Conservatives are under attack! Contact ABC News (818) 460-7477, CBS News (212) 975-3247 and NBC News (212) 664-6192 and ask them to take the antisemitism of Palestinian terrorists at least as seriously as leftist smears of Soros’ critics.