George Soros Spokesman Wants to Combat Conspiracies But Says Fox News Refuses to Book Him

George Soros Spokesman Wants to Combat Conspiracies But Says Fox News Refuses to Book Him

A spokesman for billionaire Democratic donor George Soros says he wants to go on Fox News to rebut some of the conspiracy theories swirling around his boss but the network refuses to book him.

Patrick Gaspard, who heads Soros’s Open Society Foundations, told CNN's Brian Stelter Sunday that Fox News bookers “refuse to have us on.”

“There’s been no opportunity for our foundation or for thoughtful Americans to come on and rebut,” he explained.

Stelter asked Gaspard if he believed Fox News or Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) or Louie Gohmert (R-TX), who pushed conspiracies about Soros funding the migrant caravan, are responsible for the bomb sent to Soros last month.

“To be clear, I’m not blaming them for violence,” Gaspard said. “I’m blaming them for the toxic environment that we live in.”

“I’m calling out Gohmert, and I’m calling out Gaetz, and I’m calling out the producers on Fox who are not creating space for thoughtful honest discussion,” he added.

Conservatives ramp up Soros attacks: Gaspard's call comes as Republicans have pushed fringe conspiracy theories about Soros into the mainstream.

The NRA recently attacked Soros for helping to fund gun control groups, accusing him of pushing his "elitist agenda on Americans."

"Another billionaire is pumping unlimited money into electing anti-gun lawmakers. Notorious anti-gunner George Soros joins anti-gun billionaires Steyer and Bloomberg. There is no end to how much they’ll pay to push their elitist agenda on Americans," the group tweeted.

President Donald Trump has himself name-checked the billionaire amid protests against his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who was accused of sexual assault.

“The very rude elevator screamers are paid professionals only looking to make Senators look bad,” Trump tweeted. “Don’t fall for it! Also, look at all of the professionally made identical signs. Paid for by Soros and others. These are not signs made in the basement from love! #Troublemakers.”

Trump's attorney, Rudy Giuliani, later re-tweeted a post calling Soros the "anti-Christ."

ADL accuses critics of anti-Semitism: The Anti-Defamation League called out conservatives attacking Soros by putting the criticism in context.

“In far-right circles worldwide, Soros’ philanthropy often is recast as fodder for outsized conspiracy theories, including claims that he masterminds specific global plots or manipulates particular events to further his goals,” the group said in a statement. “Many of those conspiracy theories employ longstanding anti-Semitic myths, particularly the notion that rich and powerful Jews work behind the scenes, plotting to control countries and manipulate global events.”

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