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September 18, 2015

Tweeting During GOP Debate, Ann Coulter Releases an Outpouring of Anti-Semitism

Conservative political pundit Ann Coulter tweeted shocking anti-Semitic comments during Wednesday night’s GOP presidential debate. “How many f—ing Jews do these people think there are in the United States?” Coulter wrote, before calling out candidates who dared to mention Israel in answer to the question, “What will America look like after you are president.” Her tweets echo the age-old libelous claim of surreptitious Jewish control behind the seats of government. As the debate continued, and the Republican candidates repeatedly mentioned support of Israel as a top priority of their respective platforms, Coulter tweeted that the candidates were “pandering” to their Jewish constituency and Israel.

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The irony is not lost that the tweet of a regular Fox News commentator reflects the same sentiment as the Ayatollah Khamenei’s, posted on his English-language Twitter handle:

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Coulter’s vitriolic anti-Semitic stream inspired a new hashtag #IStandWithAnn, which has been enthusiastically used by anti-Jewish, anti-Israel social media users of both high and low profile.

Though Coulter continues to attempt to explain her comments, as of this writing, she has not issued any apologies or removed the offensive tweets from her account.

--Rachel Frommer, CAMERA Intern

Posted by SC at September 18, 2015 11:34 AM

Comments

Coulter has a very long history of hostility toward Jews. Her tweets were not gaffes. They reflect her heart.

See “Ann Coulter’s Jewish Roots” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-a1.

Posted by: Peter Castle at September 18, 2015 01:29 PM

Why have not the various network and cable news networks, newspapers, and radio talk show hosts as well as the late night comedians commented on this horrendous 21st century antisemitic attack. Yet, this is coming from the right wing, the supposed lovers and defenders of Israel and not from the political left which is well-known for its anti-Israel/antisemitic attitudes. If this had been said about the Blacks, it would have been a lead story. Why is she being protected? Where are the Jewish Representatives and Senators? Where are the rabbis?
Where is the outrage?
I suggest that Jewish defense organizations organize letter writing,e-mail and telpehone call campaigns.

Posted by: Sheldon Gottlieb at September 19, 2015 10:50 AM

Why have not the various network and cable news networks, newspapers, and radio talk show hosts as well as the late night comedians commented on this horrendous 21st century antisemitic attack. Yet, this is coming from the political right, the supposed lovers and defenders of Israel and not from the political left which is well-known for its anti-Israel/antisemitic attitudes.
If this had been said about the Blacks, it would have been a lead story.
Why is Ann Coulter being protected?
Where are the Jewish defense organizations -ADL, AJC, SWC etc?
Where are the Jewish representatives and senators?
Where are the rabbis?
Where is the outrage?
I suggest that Jewish defense organizations organize letter writing, e-mail and telpehone call campaigns.

Posted by: Sheldon Gottlieb at September 19, 2015 10:59 AM

Ann Coulter is a joke and I would put her in the category of entertainer/comic and panders to a certain group of people that might actually agree with her. I am a fan of Fox News but this has definitely made me think twice about the integrity of their hosts. The Republicans running for President should dump her like a hot cake and rethink their platform. Sometimes it's hard to justify voting for them and that's from a die hard supporter!

Posted by: Caroline at September 21, 2015 01:32 PM

In my humble view, CAMERA is way off base in labeling Ann's tweets "shocking anti-Semitic" AND by giving her explanation of the tweets such short shrift. Anyone familiar with her work should acknowledge that it's patently pro-Israel and forcefully anti-actual-anti-semites. If anything, she is a philo-semite. As I read the tweets, in context they were not disrespectful to Jews (or evangelicals) but rather simply poked GOP debaters for trolling for applause (which I don't think they were doing, but I can see why Ann might). Imagine all the candidates proclaiming time and again "I love Girl Scouts" because they know it's a Girl Scout friendly crowd. If Ann tweeted "Enough about the f...ing Girl Scouts, let's hear your position on immigration," I don't think anyone would damn her as anti Girl Scout.

Posted by: Beb Grimm at September 24, 2015 02:58 PM

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