The head of billionaire philanthropist George Soros’s group said Sunday that Fox News refuses to have him on its network.
Patrick Gaspard, president of Soros’s Open Society Foundations, told CNN’s Brian Stelter on “Reliable Sources” that he has asked to appear on the conservative network to respond to its frequent reporting about Soros.
“Fox News has had the opportunity to have us come on to rebut some of the more outrageous claims that are being made, and they refuse to have us on,” Gaspard said.
The Hill has reached out to Fox News for comment.
“Fox News has had the opportunity to have us come on to rebut some of the more outrageous claims that are being made, and they refuse to have us on,” says @patrickgaspard, the president of Democratic donor George Soros’ Open Society Foundations pic.twitter.com/9TZdKhrfT2
— Reliable Sources (@ReliableSources) November 4, 2018
President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump calls Gillum ‘not equipped’ to be Florida governor Midterm stakes high for Silicon Valley Republicans put in bind over preexisting conditions MORE and his supporters have pushed the theory in recent weeks that Soros, who is Jewish, or someone else close to him, is funding the caravan of Central American migrants moving toward the U.S.
Fox Business Network dropped a guest, Judicial Watch head Chris Farrell, from appearing on Fox Business Network or Fox News after he pushed the theory.
Farrell, who contributed to The Hill, made the comments on “Lou Dobbs Tonight” last week.
“This is a criminal involvement on the part of these leftist mobs. It’s a highly organized, very elaborate sophisticated operation,” Farrell said of the caravan. “I have that from the highest levels of the Guatemalan government.”
“A lot of these folks also have affiliates who are getting money from the Soros-occupied State Department, and that is a great, great concern,” he continued.
The segment aired shortly after an explosive device was found in the mailbox of Soros’s home in Westchester County, N.Y., part of a series of suspicious packages mailed to prominent Democrats.
Gaspard said it was “demoralizing but not paralyzing” to have Soros conspiracy theories pushed on Fox News.
He told Stelter that he gave Fox “credit” for speaking out against the guests’s comments but pointed out how two Republican congressman have made similar statements on the network in recent weeks.
Rep. Matt GaetzMatthew (Matt) GaetzTrump: ‘I wouldn’t be surprised’ if Soros were paying for migrant caravan DeSantis claimed Gillum would appoint ‘Soros-backed activists’ if elected governor Fox Business drops guest who blamed migrant caravan on ‘Soros-occupied State Department’ MORE (R-Fla.) said he he has “reason to believe” Soros is paying the migrants. Rep. Louie GohmertLouis (Louie) Buller GohmertHouse conservatives want ethics probe into Dems’ handling of Kavanaugh allegations Hillicon Valley: State officials share tech privacy concerns with Sessions | Senator says election security bill won’t pass before midterms | Instagram co-founders leave Facebook | Google chief to meet GOP lawmakers over bias claims Trump: ‘Fake news media’ didn’t cover when Obama said ’57 states’ in 2008 MORE (R-Texas) said “can’t help but think the Democrats — perhaps Soros — may be funding” the caravan, CNN reported.
“I’m calling out Gohmert, and I’m calling out Gaetz, and I’m calling out the producers on Fox who are not creating space for thoughtful honest discussion,” he said.