Thursday, 23 November, 2017

This Is Who Was Responsible for the Scaramucci Post's Holocaust Tweet

Scaramucci-backed outlet runs online poll on 'how many Jews were killed' in Holocaust Anthony Scaramucci encourages Holocaust denial with baffling Twitter poll
Kenny Thornton | 17 October, 2017, 20:23

CNN reporter Jake Tapper tweeted Tuesday morning that a source close to Scaramucci said the former White House communications director was "furious" about the poll and "at least one person is getting fired".

Later, Lance Laifer, who tweets on behalf of the Scaramucci Post Twitter account, shared a screenshot of the poll, taking full responsibility for the poll and making sure to note that Scaramucci, who is now in London, was unaware of its posting.

Around 6 millions Jews were systematically murdered during the genocide instigated under Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany before and during World War II.

That is a poll posited by the new media venture from Scaramucci, the Scaramucci Post, which launched this October.

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Laifer followed with two more tweets saying he apologizes for "anyone who was offended by the Holocaust poll".

Laifer also received publicity in 2007 when he made it his mission to raise as much money as possible for malaria research. "I take full responsibility for it".

On social media, the initial message was widely criticized as anti-Semitic, as were other tweets from the Scaramucci Post's account related to an Anne Frank Halloween costume.

'The intent of the poll was to highlight ignorance of the basic facts of the Holocaust. For the GQ interview, when asked what it is he does, Laifer said that he tries "to synthesize social media management with business plans".

The Anti Defamation League was among those calling for the site to pull the poll.

The poll question was taken down after around 90 minutes.

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