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Anti Semites

  1. blogfights!
    Leon Wieseltier Calls Andrew Sullivan an Anti-Semite, Again and Again, AgainThis is, in fact, getting “tedious.”
  2. party lines
    Donny Deutsch: Britney Spears and Ann Coulter Are Sisters in ExistentialismWith the holidays upon us, Donny Deutsch is kind of feeling charitable toward Ann Coulter. At the annual Michael J. Fox Foundation’s “A Groovy Thing Happened on the Way to Cure Parkinson’s” fête at the Sheraton on Saturday, Donny had forgiven Coulter for her “Jews need to be perfected” rant during a recent Big Idea appearance. “What was shocking was that it wasn’t a bit. It was very genuine,” the big D told us. But, he clarified, “I don’t think she’s an anti-Semite.” Huh? “She’s gotten to the point where she’s so detached from her words … it’s the same reason Britney Spears will crash her car again. Because she doesn’t exist until she crashes her car. Ann Coulter doesn’t exist until she says those types of things.” Wow, that’s like a koan for our time: Without Car Crashes, Britney Exists Not. “I think [Coulter] genuinely felt bad afterwards,” Donny continued. “I think she saw me personally offended. It’s like seeing the hate crime in front of you.” Donny even said he’s ready to send Ann a Hanukkah present. “A muzzle!” he suggested. “And a Jewish history lesson.” God bless us, every one. —Justin Ravitz Earlier: The Internet Finally Thinks of a Response to Ann Coulter
  3. in other news
    The Mayoral Campaign Just Got More Fun: Welcome, Lenora FulaniLenora Fulani, the kooky campaigner who helped Bloomberg get elected in 2001 by drumming up 59,000 Independence Party votes for him, will announce the formation of an exploratory committee today for a mayoral run in 2009, reports the Post. Fulani is notable for her two campaigns for president of the United States, in 1988 and 1992, and her reported anti-Semitic comments (she’s never denied claiming that the “Jews sold their souls to acquire Israel” and are “mass murderers of people of color”). She’s also fanatically devoted to her mentor and campaign manager, the controversial Marxist psychotherapist Fred Newman, who will probably be along for the ride. All of which is to say: It’s a very, very good day for the tabloids. Fulani Eyes Mayor Run [NYP]