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Government will probe US-funded report targeting ‘multimillionaire Jew’ George Soros

The US government broadcasting agency says it is investigating a segment aired on its Spanish-language network about “multimillionaire Jew” George Soros that said he was “the architect of the financial collapse of 2008.”

The program was presented as part of the TV Marti newscast and introduced by the anchor with the phrase “George Soros, the multimillionaire Jew of Hungarian origin …”  It also calls him “a non-believing Jew of flexible morals.” The conservative organization Judicial Watch, an outspoken critic of Soros, was the only source for the 15-minute video segment.

In this photo from January 26, 2013, George Soros attends the World Economic Forum at the Swiss resort of Davos. (Eric Piermont/AFP)

The producers of the report have been put on administrative leave, John Lansing, CEO and director of the US Agency for Global Media, which oversees Radio and Television Martí’s parent office, said in a statement.

“Those deemed responsible for this production will be immediately placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into their apparent misconduct,” the statement said. “Disciplinary action appropriate under federal law may then be proposed, including the potential removal of those responsible, depending on the outcome of that investigation.”

— JTA

 

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