Ed Driscoll

Democrat Champions French Anti-Semite

Give Politico credit — the Democrat house organ actually named that party right in the lede:

Former Rep. Cynthia McKinney shared her latest comedy recommendation with Facebook and Twitter followers last night. The Georgia Democrat, who was the Green Party’s 2008 presidential nominee, compared French comedian Dieudonné to outgoing Daily Show host Jon Stewart.

“If you love Jon Stewart, you should like Dieudonné!”* McKinney posted. “Give a listen here,” she said, providing a link to a 16-minute YouTube video.

Dieudonné, who was detained by police in January after posting a comment that seemed to support the Charlie Hebdo gunmen, has a history of making anti-Semitic jokes and remarks. His website, Quenel+, is a play on the French TV channel Canal+ as well as the quenelle, a gesture he created that many have equated to a Nazi salute.

In one routine, Dieudonné said that when he thought of a particular Jewish journalist, the gas chamber came to mind.

Exit question:

* Apparently, she actually said that. As person responded on Twitter, “Cindy, that’s equivalent to If you love Chris Rock, you should like this video by a member of the KKK.”

Update: My sincerest apologies for the deeply problematic nature of that last quoted sentence.