- The Washington Times - Monday, October 29, 2018

Fox Business Network on Sunday condemned an on-air comment by a Judicial Watch board member referencing Jewish billionaire financier George Soros.

“We condemn the rhetoric by the guest on Lou Dobbs Tonight,” Gary Schreier, the network’s senior vice president for programming, said in a statement. “This episode was a repeat which has now been pulled from all future airings.”

It comes after Chris Farrell, a Judicial Watch board member, told Mr. Dobbs during his program Thursday night that the migrant caravan headed toward the southern U.S. border was funded by the “Soros-occupied” State Department.

The comment, deemed by some as anti-Semitic, drew further backlash after Fox Business aired a repeat of the show on Saturday, hours after a gunman killed 11 people during Shabbat morning services in a Pittsburgh synagogue, CNN reported.

It’s the second time Mr. Farrell has called the State Department “Soros-occupied territory” on the same program in recent months, CNN reported. Fox Business told CNN that Mr. Farrell would no longer be booked on the network or on its sister channel Fox News.

Mr. Soros, a major Democratic donor who survived Nazi-occupied Hungary as a teenager, was one of the multiple high-profile Democrats allegedly sent pipe bombs last week by 56-year-old Cesar Sayoc, who faces up to 48 years in prison if convicted. None of the 15 pipe bombs exploded, and no one was injured.

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