"Not Ideal" - Fox Offers Non-Apology To Newt Gingrich After Awkward George Soros Rebuke

Fox News host Harris Faulkner addressed an awkward moment on Wednesday, when former House Speaker Newt Gingrich correctly pointed out that billionaire George Soros has influenced local races for district attorney around the country, who have in turn been soft on leftist criminals causing violence and mayhem throughout the country.

"Look, the number one problem in almost all these cities is George Soros-elected, left-wing, anti-police, pro-criminal district attorneys who refuse to keep people locked up," said Gingrich, adding "Just yesterday they put somebody back on the streets who’s wanted for two different murders in New York City."

"You cannot solve this problem — and both [Kamala] Harris and [Joe] Biden have talked very proudly out what they call ‘progressive district attorneys’. Progressive district attorneys are anti-police, pro-criminal, and overwhelmingly elected with George Soros’s money," he added. "And they’re a major cause of the violence we’re seeing because they keep putting the violent criminals back on the street."

Gingrich was then shut down, after commentator Melissa Francis interjected "I'm not sure we need to bring George Soros into this."

"He paid for it!" shot back Gingrich, adding "I mean, why can’t we discuss that fact that millions of dollars…."

"No he didn’t," insisted Marie Harf, another panelist - adding "I agree with Melissa. George Soros doesn’t need to be a part of this conversation."

"Okay, so it's verboten," Gingrich replied. Awkward silence ensued...

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 On Thursday, host Harris Faulkner addressed the incident - saying "So, we had a little incident on the show yesterday that was not smooth."

"And while I was leading that segment we had interruptions and I sat silently while all of that played out, also not ideal."

"Our guest, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who is beloved and needed to be allowed to speak with the openness and respect that this show is all about, was interrupted," Faulkner continued. "Do we debate with fire here? Yes! But we must also give each other the space to express ourselves. As the only original member of this six-year-old amazing daytime ride known as Outnumbered — I especially want to rock and roll with every voice and perspective at the table."

Faulkner ended with "We don't censor on this show."

Meanwhile, Gingrich was right. As we reported in 2016, Soros openly expressed his intention to 'reshape the American justice system' by pouring funds into 'powerful' District Attorney races.

As we noted at the time: "So far, Soros has funneled $3 million into seven local DA races over the past year but his support is "expected to intensify in the next few years, thanks to longer-term planning and candidate recruitment."  In general, Soros looks to fund progressive DAs running on platforms to "reduce racial disparity in sentencing" and support prison "diversion programs" for drug offenders instead of trials that could result in jail time."

So why is it "verboten" to discuss?