Late Night Hosts Ignore Congresswoman's Anti-Semitic Tweet

Late Night Hosts Ignore Congresswoman's Anti-Semitic Tweet
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Congresswoman Ilhan Omar was recently embroiled in an anti-semitic controversy and the late night hosts who usually dive right into political controversies were silent on the matter. It may be because the Representative is a Democrat from Minnesota.

Article from Fox News:

The late-night hosts collectively overlooked the controversy surrounding Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and her tweets that were widely condemned as anti-Semitic.

On Sunday, Omar stirred up controversy after she suggested that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif, only supported Israel because he was paid by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). Omar issued an apology after facing a swift backlash from both sides of the aisle.

Omar, however, managed to go under the radar among the late-night comedians. This clashes with coverage Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, received in January after he defended terms like “white supremacy” and “white nationalism” during an interview with the New York Times.

Instead of addressing the controversy surrounding Omar, “Daily Show” host Trevor Noah took aim at embattled Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Monday night for refusing to resign over his racist medical school yearbook page and his history of blackface, calling him “entertaining” for being the “Michael Scott of politics.”

It seems that the controversy is not at the level to draw attention to the late-night hosts who usually love to give their opinion.

 Source: American Update

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