The ADL Motto: If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it!
Abe Foxman writes to Ann Coulter
November 1, 2007
To the Editor:
Ann Coulter is hardly qualified to be the judge of which advocacy groups should best represent the interests of American Jews or Americans in general ("How long before the ADL kicks out all its Jews," Nov. 1).
Her recent anti-Semitic remarks – that Christians "just want Jews to be perfected" and her comment that all Jews should convert – reveal Coulter's bias. Her hypocritical effort to tar the reputation of Jewish and other venerable mainstream advocacy groups would be laughable if it wasn't so offensive.
Coulter's attack on liberal groups is par for the course. However, groups like the Anti-Defamation League and the American Jewish Committee are nonpartisan defense organizations. ADL routinely speaks out about anti-Semitism, racism and bigotry regardless of political affiliation.
Coulter's attacks against these groups and others should be taken at face value. They are little more than a desperate attempt to deflect attention from her own bigoted and hateful views, and her mistake in giving vent to anti-Semitism on a national cable broadcast.
The Anti-Defamation League