Daily Caller Takes Down ‘Chutzpah’ Video After Twitter Calls It Anti-Semitic: ‘WTF?!’

The New York TimesMaggie Haberman tweeted it out and everyone else started scratching their heads: what the hell is this new video from The Daily Caller supposed to be?

In the video (now deleted), Glenn Thrush is shown saying the word “chutzpah” during a TV appearance. And “Hava Nagila” plays. And the clip of him saying just the word “chutzpah” gets looped a few times as “Hava Nagila” continues to play.

And the YouTube caption read, “Watch Glenn Thrush demonstrate his intellectual and linguistic superiority.”


The Daily Caller seemed at first like they were going to stand by it:

But now the video has been taken down, as well as Betsy Rothstein‘s post on it.

And, of course, the video’s been getting trashed a lot on Twitter:

UPDATE –– 7:40 pm ET: The CEO of the Anti-Defamation League also slammed it too:

Rothstein took to Twitter to explain:

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