By now it's common knowledge that Glenn Beck is no fan of financier and philanthropist George Soros. Time and again, Beck has attacked Soros with anti-Semitic stereotypes, referring to him as a "puppet master" who controls the media, the political process, and the global economy. Moreover, he has routinely smeared progressives associated with Soros, fabricating lies about their political affiliations and accusing them of engaging in radical behavior.
Unfortunately for Beck, overlord Soros has now apparently infiltrated another target: Beck's own television show.
On tonight's edition of Fox News' Glenn Beck, guest-host Andrew Napolitano hosted David Boaz and Michael Cannon, Executive Vice President and Health Policy Studies Director of the Cato Institute respectively. Considering the Beck narrative relies heavily on praising libertarianism, it makes perfect sense that these two men would appear on his show -- they are, after all, employees of a libertarian think tank.
But here's the thing: The Cato Institute is a Soros grantee. Indeed, a simple Google search reveals that in 2010 Cato received a grant from Soros' Open Society Institute for "$80,000 over 2 years to support a public and policymaker education campaign on the threats to civil liberties that a national system of identification would pose."
Furthermore, this is not the first time that Cato has infiltrated Beck's show. In April, Cato's Chris Edwards appeared on the program and recommended privatization of both Social Security and Medicare.
This leads to the question: Why would Beck allow known associates of Soros -- the man who is conspiring to "replace the capitalist system" -- to appear on his show?
Don't expect to see any of this on Beck's chalkboard anytime soon.