ADL To Ann Coulter: “Think Before You Tweet”

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.

The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all. Today it is the world’s leading organization combating anti-Semitism, exposing hate groups, training law enforcement on hate crimes, developing anti-bias education programs for students, countering cyber-hate and relentlessly pursuing equal rights for all.

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