The Daily Caller on Thursday took down a short video loop that appeared to mock New York Times reporter Glenn Thrush.
Times reporter Maggie Haberman on Thursday flagged a 24-second video shared on the site’s YouTube channel titled, “New York Times’ Glenn Thrush Has KNOUTSPA.”
The video played Thrush, who is Jewish, on a loop during a cable news interview saying the word “chutzpah” while the Israeli folk song “Hava Nagila” played in the background.
Shortly after the video began to circulate on social media, the right-leaning digital publication removed it.
Daily Caller editor in chief Geoffrey Ingersoll tweeted at Haberman before the video was taken down, as did Daily Caller media critic Betsy Rothstein.
The video swiftly provoked backlash online. Jonathan Greenblatt, the CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, called on the publication to take down the video and apologise to Thrush.
The Daily Caller had been the subject of controversy over some of its coverage of the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last month. It removed articles by white nationalist Jason Kessler, one of the organisers of the neo-Nazi protest.
The Daily Caller did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for comment.
Calling out @dailycaller for this anti-Semitic video/attack on a Jewish journalist. Take it down. Apologise to @glennthrush https://t.co/9nnltm1NFQ
— Jonathan Greenblatt (@JGreenblattADL) September 28, 2017
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