“Now the loony Likudnik racists are infuriated I have a Jewish son-in-law. That’s okay. I’ll have him taken out and shot …” This was followed by: “No, they’re turds. The truly astounding thing of the past week has been the racism, hatred and bigotry of the Likudniks.” Another tweet said: “Oh FFS, you stupid little pissant.”
“How arrogant and foolish you are,” he said to one reader, while telling another, “Looking forward to hearing from you after you have joined the IDF and gone off to kill some kids. Reluctantly, of course. Until then, f. k off.”
He told another reader, Tanya Levin: “You are a vulgar and stupid bigot.” To another, he said: “What a ridiculous little wanker you are. F. k off.”
“You’re the one full of hate and bile, sunshine. The classic example of the Jewish bigot. Now f. k off,” Carlton emailed him. He later wrote: “Go f. k yourself. I gather you are some sort of jumped up hotel waiter. What a pathetic wanker you are. And A-grade liar. Anything from you in future goes straight to trash, unread.”
“In my humble opinion you could be using your valuable real estate much more wisely by investing your eloquence and intelligence to shed light on how a troubling but ultimately resolvable saga could do with a whole lot more pressure for peace and a call to end the blame game,’’ she wrote.
Despite the polite nature of her email, Carlton fired back: “As a ‘communications graduate’ you really do need to discover the dangling participle. And do something about it.”
“One expects more temperate language from a senior writer using the ” ’s Twitter handle and email account...
“It is clear that his responses are as devoid of substance as are his columns on this issue...His clear lack of any sensible and tangible responses leads to a response that is vulgar and offensive.”
“This is not the first time Mr Carlton has resorted to abusive responses to members of the Jewish community over many years and we are glad the editors are now aware of this...’’