The secular double standard at work again: George Soros forgiven, Pope Benedict not at all

Soros Forgiven, Pope Not So Much

The media are aghast at Glenn Beck’s largely accurate account of George Soros’ early years.  Reads the New York Daily News’ altogether typical headline: “Is Glenn Beck an anti-Semite?  Fox host slammed by Anti-Defamation League for attack on George Soros.”

Beck related that as an adolescent in Hungary during WW II, Soros posed as a Christian and accompanied his patron on his rounds confiscating Jewish property.  Added Beck, an ardent supporter of Israel, “I am certainly not saying that George Soros enjoyed that, even had a choice.  I mean, he’s 14 years old.  He was surviving.  So I’m not making a judgment.”

That was not qualification enough for Beck’s media critics.  The AtlanticWire headlined its story, “Was Glenn Beck’s George Soros Takedown Anti-Semitic?”  The Huffington Post ranted, “Glenn Beck’s Horrific Lie – He Must Be Fired.”

You don’t have to turn over a whole lot of rocks to find the double standard here.  When Cardinal Josef Ratzinger first emerged as a leading candidate for the papacy in 2005, the eminent U.K. Times headlined its main story, “Papal hopeful is a former Hitler Youth.”

Seven paragraphs into the Times story the reader begins to learn the facts of Ratzinger’s youth.  He was six when Hitler came to power.  His father was so outspoken an anti-Nazi the family had to move multiple times.  He joined the Hitler Youth at 14 only when membership became compulsory.  He quickly got a dispensation to join the seminary.  When conscripted into defense work, he deserted and ended up in a concentration camp.

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