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Newsmax Host Suspended for Anti-Semitic Remarks

Grant Stinchfield, a host on the right-wing website Newsmax, will be off the air for the remainder of the week after massive outrage over antisemitic remarks he made on his show Wednesday night. Stinchfield claimed that American Jews’ “home country” is actually Israel and not the United States during a rant attacking President Joe Biden.

“If you are Jewish and you are a Democrat and you are living in America today, how do you support an administration that turns its back on your home country?” Stinchfield mused.

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Stinchfield doubled down on his remarks in a tweet on Thursday: “To be clear. American Jews are Americans. Period. Full stop,” he wrote. “Why OK for NPR to call it a ‘homeland’ for Jews, but I’m anti-Semitic?” He then linked to an NPR story that referred to Israel as a homeland — not the “home country” — for Jewish people.

In March Stinchfield came under attack after claiming there was a “strong case” that President Joe Biden is “not really a Catholic.”

Stinchfield’s colleague Eric Bolling announced he will step in for Stinchfield for the remainder of the week, although a rep for Newsmax later explained that Stinchfield was “speaking at an event” that “had been planned for a while” and that is why he would not be on air on Thursday or Friday.

Twitter was more than happy to give Stinchfield a Global History lesson, with one user musing that the self-identified Catholic probably doesn’t consider Vatican City his true home, and others pointing out that covering anti-Semitic tropes with other anti-Semitic tropes really doesn’t help.



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