George Soros has responded to Glenn Beck's extensive criticism of him, in which Beck calls Soros a "puppet master" trying to overthrow governments around the world.
"I would be amused if people saw the joke in it," Soros said in an interview with CNN's Fareed Zakaria that aired Sunday.
Soros added that News Corp. chief Rupert Murdoch is actually responsible for spreading anti-government falsehoods, and Beck is echoing his ideals on TV. "He has a media empire that is spreading falsehoods," Soros said.
Beck has dedicated no shortage of air time trying to expose Soros' "secret" plans, including hanging actual puppets from strings -- something The Daily Show's Jon Stewart specifically lampooned.
Soros said Fox News has imported George Orwell's "Newspeak," in order to deceive its viewers.
"This is a very, very dangerous way of deceiving people," he said. "I would like people to be aware that they are being deceived."