The Daily Caller, a right-wing news website founded by Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson, published a bizarre video Thursday mocking the use of Yiddish by a Jewish reporter.
Titled “New York Times’ Glenn Thrush Has KHOUTSPA,” the video shows Thrush being interviewed on MSNBC, before continually repeating Thrush’s use of the word “chutzpah” — while the song “Hava Nagila” plays in the background.
The video was taken down soon after attracting the attention of reporters.
Condemnation of the video was swift from across the political spectrum:
This is out and out anti-Semitism. https://t.co/AqD900pzNG— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) September 28, 2017
So this is some straight up anti-Semitism https://t.co/GSDvjtiZid— Michael Cohen (@speechboy71) September 28, 2017
casting aside dog whistles for bullhorns now https://t.co/jLOohqmgwX— ಠ_ಠ (@MikeIsaac) September 28, 2017
Carlson left his role as editor-in-chief of The Daily Caller when he began hosting a nightly Fox News show, but he is still listed as the chairman of the Daily Caller News Foundation, a not-for-profit whose headquarters is on the same floor of the same building as the website and reportedly employs most of the journalists who write for it.