Melissa Francis, a Fox News anchor, then said, “I’m not sure we need to bring George Soros into this.”
The Breitbart article, which was published on Thursday, quickly went viral across the far-right online community. It generated nearly 300,000 likes, comments and shares on Facebook, reaching nearly 10 million people.
“This is the power of #GeorgeSoros,” Glenn Beck, the conservative radio host and conspiracy theorist, said in a tweet on Wednesday with nearly 6,000 likes, comments and retweets. “This is how the media and Now Fox News bows down at his feet.”
Laura Silber, a spokeswoman for the Open Society Foundations, a philanthropic group founded by Mr. Soros, said in an email that “Speaker Gingrich seemed to have his say.”
“His fellow panelist merely pointed out that the speaker was seeking to distract viewers from the real issues at hand,” Ms. Silber said. “We welcome a robust debate about the criminal justice system, the root causes of crime.”
Article source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/18/technology/fox-news-george-soros.html