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Ann Coulter compares The Sacramento Bee to Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ in Twitterstorm

In this Feb. 12, 2011 file photo, Ann Coulter waves to the audience after speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington.
In this Feb. 12, 2011 file photo, Ann Coulter waves to the audience after speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington. AP

Conservative media personality Ann Coulter weighed in on Sacramento schools and media coverage with four consecutive tweets to her 1.9 million followers this weekend.

Coulter appeared unhappy with both The Sacramento Bee’s coverage of a McClatchy High School science fair project and the project’s removal over allegations of racism. The student attempted to justify a lack of racial diversity in McClatchy High’s elite HISP program by proving blacks, Southeast Asians and Hispanics have lower average IQs than whites and Northeast Asians.

The student’s project remained up for two days before being taken down at the request of students, parents and staff. As a response to The Bee’s story, Sacramento City Unified Superintendent Jorge Aguilar released a video Saturday night promising to diversify the city’s elite academic programs.

In a series of tweets Sunday, Coulter shared a link to the article, accused The Bee of being anti-science, identified what she believed to be the “giveaway sentence” and compared the newspaper to Adolf Hitler’s 1925 autobiography “Mein Kampf.”

When contacted via email Wednesday, Coulter said correlating eugenics with “human biodiversity” – a name often used in alt-right circles to make race-based pseudoscience appear more palatable – was as ridiculous as equating The Bee with Adolf Hitler’s autobiography. She did not respond to a follow-up email questioning why the Bee was anti-science.

Coulter began her career as an attorney before becoming a frequent guest on conservative talk shows in the late 1990s. She has written 12 books with titles such as “Demonic: How the Liberal Mob is Endangering America” and “Adios, America: The Left’s Plan to Turn Our Country Into a Third World Hellhole.”

She previously referred to Barack Obama’s autobiography “Dreams from My Father” as a “dimestore Mein Kampf.” In Comedy Central’s 2016 roast of Rob Lowe, comedienne Nikki Glaser said Coulter “has written 11 books – 12 if you count ‘Mein Kampf.’ 

A science fair project deemed racist by some at C.K. McClatchy High School is the latest in a series of racism scandals at Sacramento area schools.

Benjy Egel: 916-321-1052, @BenjyEgel

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