Anti-Defamation League: Whitnum used Anti-Semitic Language

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:

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.

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8 Responses

  1. Shame on her! Apparently she has too much free time if she is filing law suits against everyone. Me think she does protest too loud–typical hate mongerish behavior.

  2. Seriously, you needed the ADL to analyse the interview? You didn’t come to the same conclusion on your own?

  3. I think it’s important to hear people like Ms. Whitnum speak. When the words come straight from the speaker, there is no claiming something was “rumored” to be said, no “hearsay.” I suspect that her appearance on Face the State was representative of Ms. Whitnum as a candidate. It is essential that we have a good sense of who the candidates are before we elect them as our leaders. In some cases that proves to be quite difficult. In other cases…not so much.

  4. Looks to me like Whitnum’s a full-blown nut job. And I thought the Republicans and Tea-baggers dominated that political category! Guess I was wrong…

  5. Glad to see Whitnum is suing My Left Nutmeg which is the absolute worst blog in the entire State of CT. Maybe if a judge rules against MLN the vile and nasty people who post there will tone down their nasty rhetoric.

  6. [...] Whitnum, a former software engineer and author from Greenwich, Connecticut, who has been accused by the Anti-Defamation League of being an “anti-Semite,” called out Rep. Chris Murphy for his unflinching support of Israel and the American Israel [...]

  7. [...] going to face reality.”Apparently, she takes exception to being called antisemitic, and gets all litigious.As for me, I doubt she is antisemitic. I mean, what says “I oppose the Holocaust” more [...]

  8. Mazel tov to Ms Whitnum. Tough times, tough talk.
    The Israeli-Jews have nukes already so what are they kvetching about?

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