comment in question was made by Chris Farrell, board member of Judicial Watch Judicial Watch, on Thursday night's episode of…
comment in question was made by Chris Farrell, board member of Judicial Watch Judicial Watch, on Thursday night’s episode of Dobb’s show. Under a segment of migrant caravan moving towards the US southern border, Farrell called the State Department “Soros Occupied” Territory, referring to billionaire and liberal philanthropist George Soros, one of the targets for post bombs discovered earlier this week. 19659002] Critics on Saturday was quick to point out that this language echoes a popular antisemitic trope. When he reached the phone on Sunday, Farrell told CNN that he had no comment and hanged.
It was not the first time Farrell had used this language on Dobb’s show. Farrell, a regular guest on the network, called the state department “Soros-Occupied Territories” during a May 21
A Fox spokesman told CNN Business by email that Farrell will no longer be booked for the appearance of Fox Business Network or its sister channel Fox News.
But Fox spokesman did not answer when asked about Dobbs, who did not condemn or even pressed what Farrell said was guilty of the comment his guest made on his air.
The Fox Chairman also did not answer questions about Dobb’s own rhetoric at Soros. Dobbs is Fox Business Network’s highest ranked host.
Dobbs has previously referred to Soros as an “evil SOB” and “seductive”. Dobbs has also peddled different conspiracy theories about Soros.
This is not the first time this week that Dobbs has encountered widespread criticism. On Thursday, he sent several conspiratory tweets about bombs sent to high-profile Democrats, Soros and New York offices in CNN.
Dobbs claimed without proof that such reports were “false news”. He called explosive devices, as the FBI said appeared to be bomb bombs, “fake bombs” in a now-removed tweet. In a follow-up tweet, as he also deleted, Dobbs said “the fake news has just successfully changed the story” with coverage of the post bombs. Dobbs never wondered.
Dobb’s comments about the post bombs, however, annoyed some of their Fox colleagues. A leading Fox News employee told CNN on Thursday: “There are people like Dobbs who really destroy it for all the hardworking journalists at Fox.”
A Fox Business Network spokesman refused to comment on Dobb’s tweets and would not claim if they violate network standards.
Hope Hicks, communications manager for Fox-Fox Business, who would soon be the parent company of Fox Business Network – referred CNN to the Fox Business Network chairman when asked earlier this week if the Murdoch family had commentary on Dobb’s rhetoric. Hicks did not reply to an email on Sunday about the latest controversy with Dobbs.
The Washington Speaker, where Dobbs is billed as a “financial news legend” and a speaker available for booking, has also ignored repeated requests for CNN Business’s comments on whether Dobb’s rhetoric is in line with company values.