Published: Wed, October 18, 2017
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

"How many Jews were killed in the Holocaust?" — Scaramucci Twitter


A "media venture" associated with Anthony Scaramucci, the profane and short-lived White House communications director, posted an online poll Tuesday asking how many Jews were killed in the Holocaust.

T hen Lance Laifer took personal responsibility for the posting and apologized.

'The intent of the poll was to highlight ignorance of the basic facts of the Holocaust. He is the founder of a pay-for-click web search engine called Bay9 Inc., he runs Old Forge Media, and he also works at a investment advisory firm.

Leifer has also spearheaded Wall Street efforts to raise money to fight malaria and pneumonia in the Third World.

Leifer said he is engaged in trying 'to synthesize social media management with business plans'.

"One of the lessons from the Holocaust was not to allow preventable deaths", he told The New York Times in 2007.

The tweet was taken down about an hour after it was posted, and The Scaramucci Post apologized if it offended anyone.

Anthony Scaramucci, who served as President Donald Trump's communications director for less than two weeks this summer, is embarking on a new media publication that he's calling the "Scaramucci Post". "What The Scaramucci Post is going to represent is a center lane".

The Scaramucci Post asked users for their "thoughts" on various tweets, including one from an opinion editor at the Forward who tweeted: "Anyone acting outraged at this Anne Frank Halloween costume is in denial". "[It] was clearly insensitive and could play into the hands of Holocaust deniers", he said, according to the Hill. 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.

The head of the Anti-Defamation League Jonathan Greenblatt responded to the poll shortly after it was removed.

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