New York, NY, October 24, 2012 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today called on political commentator Ann Coulter to “think before she tweets” and to refrain from injecting offensive and insensitive language into the presidential campaign.
After the foreign policy debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney earlier this week, Coulter remarked on her Twitter feed: “I highly approve of Romney's decision to be kind and gentle to the retard.”
ADL issued the following statement:
Ann Coulter needs to think before she tweets. Regardless of one’s view of the current campaign and the candidates, there is absolutely no justification for such offensive statements and for invoking a word that today is universally recognized as hurtful and insensitive.
We have repeatedly urged candidates and commentators to demonstrate civility, to focus on the issues, and to refrain from appeals to bigotry and hate. Comments like Coulter’s go way over the line. Coulter needs to understand that words do have consequences.
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