NEW YORK -- Amid the barrage of tweets commenting on the Republican presidential debate on Wednesday, a right-wing author provided the pinnacle of grotesque.
Ann Coulter, a professional gadfly who has penned books including, “Adios America,” “How To Talk To A Liberal,” and the page-turner, “If Democrats Had Any Brains They’d Be Republicans,” used the micro-blogging site to launch an “anti-Semitic” outburst.
On the subject of presidential candidates toadying to donors and special interests, she posted: “How many f***ing Jews do these people think live in the United States?”
How many f---ing Jews do these people think there are in the United States?— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) September 17, 2015
The tweet, which quickly gained traction on the site, garnered a negative response, with Canadian actor Seth Rogen one of the early respondents. He called Coulter a “horrible fucking idiot.”
.@AnnCoulter you're a horrible fucking idiot.— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) September 17, 2015
Even Louise Mensch, the British Twitter faux pas veteran, rounded on Coulter, posting: “One more thing to thank the Jewish people for -- your career is over.”
.@AnnCoulter One more thing to thank the Jewish people for - your career is over.— Louise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) September 17, 2015
Coulter attempted to pull back, claiming she was only talking about the candidate’s “pandering” and that she really “likes Jews.”
I like the Jews, I like fetuses, I like Reagan. Didn't need to hear applause lines about them all night. https://t.co/4guFehK0CM— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) September 17, 2015
Few believed her. Some accused Coulter of pandering herself, latching on to the nefarious anti-Semitic cliché that Jews hold a secret, unseen influence in government and finance.
Plus, the author has some form here, once telling a Jewish interviewer that Jews should convert to Christianity to “be perfected.”
And whom does Coulter favour for the Republican nomination?