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September 25, 2015  RSS feed
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Offensive tweets land Ann Coulter on defensive

(JTA) – A conservative Jewish publication may have dropped conservative political pundit Ann Coulter’s column in the wake of her tweet slamming Republican candidates for pandering to “f--- ing Jews.”

The founder of the online Jewish World Review, Binyamin Jolkovsky, told the Daily Beast that he has reached out to Coulter but that she had not responded as of Friday, Sept. 18.

Her column appeared on the website on Sept. 17, a day after the CNN Republican debate and her infamous tweet and follow-up tweets and included an editor’s note: “This column was prepared before the author’s anti-Semitic rant. JWR reached out to her and awaits her reply.”

Her column has been appearing on the website since 2000, running on Thursdays for months, but no column from her ran on Sept. 24 the next scheduled date for the column. No story could be found on the Jewish World Review website, however, to indicate if Jolkovsky had received a reply or if the column has been officially dropped.

“She could have been drunk, she could have been high, I don’t know, I have to give her the benefit of the doubt … but I don’t have to delude myself,” Jolkovsky told The Daily Beast. “Pandering to Jewish money is about as anti-Semitic a stereotype as you could put forth. Her ‘eff-ing Jews’ comment is not identifying Israel – it’s identifying Jews, plural, and all Jews. There is no excuse for that. You can’t just wiggle out of something that vile and hateful.”

Her most profane tweet, while commenting on the candidates during the debate, read: “How many f---ing Jews do these people think there are in the United States?”

Jolkovsky said it was the first time that Coulter has not emailed him back in a timely manner. On Sept. 18, he said he has not yet decided whether to pull her column, but that many readers would like to see that happen.

Coulter defended her ” f---ing Jews” tweet, saying “It’s not about Jewish people; it’s about Republican panderers.” And later, in a tweet, she called her comments “pro-Semitic.”


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