David Horowitz and Richard Poe have yet to issue their promised rebuttal to Media Matters' item documenting doctored quotes, shoddy scholarship, factual errors, and baseless insinuations in their book The Shadow Party. Poe has claimed, however, that he and Horowitz are working on an "effective" rebuttal and vowed that Media Matters "will regret having asked for it."
On Hannity & Colmes, David Horowitz claimed that Democrats are "apologists for terrorists" and that "the [Joe] Lieberman campaign is the final nail in the coffin of any kind of a centrist Democratic Party." Horowitz also said that "leftists now support Hezbollah."
On Fox & Friends, E.D. Hill and Steve Doocy confronted David Horowitz with Media Matters for America's August 2 item exposing the "doctored quotes, shoddy scholarship, factual errors, and baseless insinuations on matters both small and large" in Horowitz's latest book, The Shadow Party.
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David Horowitz falsely accused Media Matters for America of "crass doctoring of conservative statements" in a response to a Media Matters item noting that several conservative media figures -- including Horowitz -- defended Mel Gibson after he made a series of anti-Semitic remarks. In fact, Media Matters reprinted verbatim Horowitz's defense of Gibson from his appearance on the August 1 edition of Hannity & Colmes.
Conservative media figures have jumped to the defense of Mel Gibson after he made a series of anti-Semitic remarks when he was arrested for driving under the influence.
On Hannity & Colmes, David Horowitz would not answer accusations that he "admitted on the air" that he "didn't even write or research ... parts of" his book, The Professors. Horowitz also claimed that fellow guest Mark LeVine, a professor at the University of California, Irvine, is "an apologist for the terrorists."
Echoing the rantings of political extremist Lyndon LaRouche and his followers, David Horowitz and Richard Poe charge in their new book that George Soros was a Nazi "collaborator in fascist Hungary" and "survived [the Holocaust] by assimilating to Nazism" as a 14-year-old boy. Horowitz and Poe further smear Soros and other progressives by doctoring or distorting quotes and falsely or misleadingly portraying events and statements.
In his latest column, David Horowitz baselessly suggested that U.S. officials were able to uncover an alleged "attack by radical Islam" to bomb tunnels leading into New York City by monitoring the communications of Americans, an apparent reference to the controversy over The New York Times' reporting in December that the administration was monitoring domestic communications without a warrant. In fact, there is no indication, in any reports, that the FBI engaged in the kind of domestic eavesdropping on which the Times reported to uncover the alleged tunnel plot; the communications made in connection with the purported plot apparently did not involve a party inside the United States.
On CNN's Larry King Live, right-wing activist and author David Horowitz again defended right-wing pundit Ann Coulter's recent attacks against widows of victims from the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, declaring that "Ann has done us a service."
FrontPageMag.com senior editor Jacob Laksin falsely claimed that a Media Matters for America study of right-wing activist David Horowitz's book The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America "concede[d] that nearly half the professors [Horowitz profiled] do in fact use their classrooms for political agendas." Media Matters conceded no such thing.
On The O'Reilly Factor, David Horowitz called Ann Coulter "a national treasure" and stated that the "point" of Coulter's controversial remarks on the widows of the victims of the 9-11 terrorist attacks was "right on the mark."
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David Horowitz referred to Princeton University professor Cornel West as a "black airhead," adding that he "is blessed with these unearned and undeserved perks solely because he's black." Horowitz further described West's work as "useless" and claimed that he "hasn't written as scholarly paper or book in twenty years (if ever)."
On Fox News' The Big Story with John Gibson, right-wing activist David Horowitz falsely equated the recent allegations of plagiarism and related academic misconduct by Ward Churchill, professor of ethnic studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, with the activities of other professors Horowitz profiled in his book The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America.
Fox News' Neil Cavuto interviewed right-wing activist David Horowitz about "radicals" at American universities. Cavuto asked Horowitz whether "we have to be on guard against nuts in the classroom," and "how will you know that the professor you have is insane?" Horowitz advised staying away from "women's studies, black studies, cultural studies, whiteness studies, post-colonial studies, all those studies," and appeared to add anthropology.
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