We received a number of complaints about our interview with Democrat Lee Whitnum last week on Face the State. As a candidate for the U.S. Senate, we invited Whitnum on the program as we have every candidate competing for a party nomination.
Whitnum’s comments about Israel, on Face the State and in other venues, have led some to accuse her of being anti-semitic. In fact, Whitnum is currently suing Governor Dannel Malloy, alleging he called her an anti-semite. We asked the Anti-Defamation League of Connecticut to watch and analyze our interview, and here’s what the organization had to say:
In our opinion, Ms. Whitnum invoked anti-Semitic canards, including allegations of Jewish control and accusations of dual loyalty. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, ADL is strictly non-partisan, and does not endorse or oppose candidates for office.
You can watch the interview right here: http://dennishouse.wordpress.com/2012/02/24/whitnum-blasts-bysiewicz-and-murphy/
In addition to her lawsuit against Governor Malloy, Whitnum is also involved in other legal proceedings. Her case against the Norwich Bulletin is now in federal court to be heard today in New Haven. Whitnum is suing to be included in an upcoming Bulletin senate debate. Next week, Whitnum is due in court for a lawsuit she filed against the author of the My Left Nutmeg blog. She also filed lawsuits against Yahoo and the town of Greenwich.