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Ann Coulter doubts New York Times editor was actually told to "go back to China"

As social media rallies to support a victim of racism, Coulter crashes the party and ruins everything


Taylor Link
October 17, 2016 8:03PM (UTC)

Ann Coulter has a message for a reporter who claimed that he was a victim of racism: You're lying.

Last week, New York Times investigative editor Michael Luo penned an open letter to a nondescript woman who cursed out his family as they were leaving church in Manhattan's Upper East Side.

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"Go back to China. Go back to your fucking country," he said the woman yelled to him.

Luo tweeted Sunday that his daughter was concerned they might run into the same woman:

The tweet was a reminder that insults are not just words. They can divide people and create a sense of otherness that strikes at the "heart of the the Asian-American experience," he wrote.

Luo's letter resulted in an outpouring of support online, but Twitter's resident white nationalist posing in a dress, Ann Coulter, could not resist spreading doubt about Luo's story, writing in an incendiary tweet that he lied about the whole encounter.

Coulter, who prior to writing her ode to Donald Trump ("In Trump we trust: E pluribus awesome!"), wrote "Adios, America: The Left's plan to turn our country into a Third World hellhole," has often turned a blind eye to race.


Taylor Link

Taylor Link is an assistant editor at Salon. You can find him on Twitter at @taylorlink_

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