Ann Coulter isn’t fun to hate anymore
What a moral degenerate, what an ignoramus — okay, this was something I thought I would never say in writing, but what a royal bitch. Ann Coulter used to be fun to hate. Because of the way she conducts herself, those attacking her have always had a sort of unwritten free pass — an exemption from the usual norms of polite debate. And God knows we here at the Last Chance Democracy Café have taken more than our fair share of swings at that ball over the years. Here are a few examples:
– “Well, now there’s a stupid example,” roared Winston. “Of course, liberals lie about sex as much . . . actually probably more than conservatives. Liberals have sex more than conservatives. I mean, really. Try thinking of a prominent conservative woman, like Ann Coulter. Now, try imaging having sex with her. See? You can’t do it, can you? It’s just too awful for the mind to conceive.”
– “Kind of like being asked for a list of all the places where Ann Coulter could use plastic surgery,” interjected Winston. “I mean, where would you begin . . . ?
– “Dad’s as sharp as Ann Coulter’s tongue (and a good deal smarter and less nutty).”
– Winston was in rare form, enthusiastically arguing his new theory that Ann Coulter and Pat Robertson are actually the same person. It was tongue-in-cheek, of course, but he made a compelling case just the same.
But the fun’s over now.
And if you have any doubt as to why, just check out the video of Coulter’s recent appearance on the Today Show (at Crooks and Liars); but be sure to have a vomit bag handy.
Or here’s a transcript from the same site: They’re discussing Coulter’s new book:
LAUER: On the 9-11 widows, an in particular a group that had been critical of the administration:
“These self-obsessed women seem genuinely unaware that 9-11 was an attack on our nation and acted like as if the terrorist attack only happened to them. They believe the entire country was required to marinate in their exquisite personal agony. Apparently, denouncing bush was part of the closure process.”
And this part is the part I really need to talk to you about:
“These broads are millionaires, lionized on TV and in articles about them, reveling in their status as celebrities and stalked by griefparrazies. I have never seen people enjoying their husband’s death so much.”
Because they dare to speak out?
COULTER: To speak out using the fact they are widows. This is the left’s doctrine of infallibility. If they have a point to make about the 9-11 commission, about how to fight the war on terrorism, how about sending in somebody we are allowed to respond to> No-No-No. We always have to respond to someone who just had a family member die–
LAUER: But aren’t they in the middle of the story?…
COULTER: …Because then if we respond, oh you are questioning their authenticity. No, the story is…
LAUER: So grieve but grieve quietly?
LAUER: What I’m saying is I don’t think they have ever told you, you can’t respond.
COULTER: Look, you are getting testy with me.
What makes this exchange shocking, even in the jaded context of Ann Coulter, of course, is that these hateful words weren’t tossed out off the cuff. They were published in a book.
Let’s be honest: Anyone who isn’t a complete moron or, it seems, the producer of a major news program (or am I being redundant?) has long known that Ann Coulter isn’t a serious pundit; she’s a shock jock in a miniskirt, a stage performer — the political equivalent to a professional wrestler (including the ludicrous costumes). We’re used to her saying extreme things.
But what makes the current outrage so unforgivable is the fact that it was so indisputably premeditated. Coulter not only wrote the words in question, she made the conscious decision to leave them in through the whole long process of rewrites and editing.
As unbelievable as it seems, Coulter deliberately set out to accuse September11 widows of enjoying the deaths of their husbands.
May she burn in hell.
I don’t want to make fun of Ann Coulter anymore.
I don’t want to use her as a way of firing up the progressive base.
I want her to go away.
I want the major media outlets to finally do the right thing, what they should have done years ago, and send her packing.
No one is trying to take away her freedom of speech; she can continue to publish her trash and travel around the country padding her bank account by feeding rotten red meat to fools.
But for national news programs and major publications to continue to present her to their viewers and readers as though she is a legitimate authority, a person with something valuable to offer to the debate of important public issues, is a disgrace. And if the people running these organizations have even an ounce of self-respect left, they’ll put a stop to it now.
And if they don’t. Well, then they can burn in hell too.
And, no, I don’t actually believe in hell. But I’ll tell you something: Coulter almost makes we wish that I did.
June 7th, 2006 at 6:03 pm
She is not worth all the attention she is getting!!!!
June 7th, 2006 at 7:09 pm
June 7th, 2006 at 10:02 pm
Ann Coulter Stirs the Pot of Controversy…
When talkradio gets in a slump, you can count on Ann Coulter to pull it out! On the interview circuit for her new book (cleverly released on 6-6-06), the Conservative author sparked a storm after describing a group of 9/11 widows as millionaire “witch…
June 7th, 2006 at 11:02 pm
Karma paybacks can be a real bitch, and I hope I’m alive to see hers. It’ll be a doozy.
June 8th, 2006 at 12:11 am
I fully agree it is a shame that such a human travesty continues to get attention and airtime to hawk her stinking bilge. She will go to ANY lengths to create a controversy and market herself. She is nothing more than a whore for the far-right. Her johns are the idiots who buy her vicious diatribes and support her bigotry and hate-mongering. No one with an ounce of decency should waste their time listening to her whine; nor one penny to buy her intellectually defective, factually false books. The pages would be put to better use as toilet paper. Let her dance with Skinheads and kiss the Klan.That is the crowd that truly fits her pathetic persona.
June 8th, 2006 at 12:29 am
The only way to stop this insult to nature is to shun her. Don’t mention her name, don’t publicize her books, don’t repeat the latest insane rant.
If she is on TV spreading insults and scrawny legs, just shut it off.
I know I’m sick of calling her a word I don’t like to use.
June 8th, 2006 at 3:23 am
and don’t refer to her as a her, it’s an it!
June 8th, 2006 at 4:52 am
June 8th, 2006 at 6:15 am
It’s not a her, it’s an it!
you can either ignore it, or expose its sex change doc to the press!
June 8th, 2006 at 6:25 am
you’re right - i needed it
this woman proves one thing: there is no zero point on the scale of egotistic meanness (btw: the word “egotistic” seems to be made for people like her)
no lowermost level - it can always get worse
June 8th, 2006 at 7:04 am
Unfortunately, Ms. Coulter speaks for too many on the far right.
If a liberal (or even a moderate) public figure made comments such as those she has made about the demise of liberal Justices of the Supreme Court, they would have been fired, investigated and likely jailed for threatening a sitting judge on the Supreme Court. It’s okay for Ms. Ungodliness, herself, to spit her venom. But, the rest of us–we’re to keep our mouths shut.
June 8th, 2006 at 7:45 am
I didn’t see this particular interview, but watching Ann Coulter in the past being interviewed by Matt Lauer I always had the feeling that she had ‘a thing’ for him. Watching her body language…I usually try not to watch her anyway…she isn’t worth my time…
June 8th, 2006 at 7:57 am
I once tried to make an anagram from her name. All I could come up with was A LONER - I didn’t know what to do with the remaining NUTC (I guess that could stand for NUTCASE, but it’s short a few letters).
June 8th, 2006 at 8:29 am
We need to write to the Today Show and any other show that airs her slime.
Airing hateful lies for better ratings is irresponsible and lowdown.
Lily has it right. There is no one on the far left like her but if there were, they wouldn’t be on the Today Show. Just because the haters have been given a huge microphone doesn’t mean they speak for all of us. Coulter found, just like Limbaugh, that you can become a millionaire by spewing hate to ignorant people. She looked lame on the show and became so mad she began muttering about Bill Clinton. She even claimed that the “Godless” liberals celebrate abortions and whine about dead soldiers. She wanted the reaction she got, however, she may have gone too far this time. Write them and shame them for giving her a forum to say such hateful things.
June 8th, 2006 at 9:07 am
Ann Coulter is the self righteous bitch that never stops spewing her right wing hate mongering vomiteous feelings all over the ground she crawls on. We are all entitled to our opinions, but this demon seeks to destroy and poison all things decent in this country. She is only one of the many traitors who walk the earth in America today. Thank God no one has chosen to breed with her, as if any man could actually get it up in her presence. Perhaps GWB could but I doubt even he is capable of as nasty a task as that would be. And yet her books continue to sell, and she is granted time to promote them on our airwaves. Don’t let me ever run into her face to face…It will be a mess I guarantee.
June 8th, 2006 at 9:18 am
COuld it be that Ann Coulter is simply “Projecting” her innermost feelings about herself? That is a not uncommon thing for human beings to do. She sees herself as what she submits are the failings and faults of others, and psychologically empties herself of all the evil in her heart by putting the blame for her inadequacies on other people. A deep lobotamy would certainly do her a world of good. Ann…You are truly a freak of nature. I know a good zoo about two mmiles from here where I’m sure you could be caged up to spend the reat of your life contemplating your evil in the company of the other chimps.
June 8th, 2006 at 9:21 am
Little Surfer Girl Annie has been cashing in for years on being the National Bitch. It’s obviously a formula that works; the more hatefully vitriolic, the more lucrative. So I think we should all just ignore whatever she has to say. But, jeez, isn’t it time somebody clued her in that while she’s been busy honing her skills as a Dickensian stepmother persona, she missed the vote for prom queen? Annie, honey, you’re not only a hack writer with nothing worthwhile to say, you’re a goddamn ridiculous woman!
June 8th, 2006 at 9:44 am
AC is either truly vicious or is just out for the money. Either way, she’s horrid.
June 8th, 2006 at 11:41 am
The Devil’s Advocate thing is usually funny for about fifteen minutes. Tops. I can’t wait for her next book where she complains about handicapped people getting all the good parking places. What about those blind people? How come they get to bring their dogs everywhere and I can’t. Anne Coulter, “If these people are so ‘handicapable’ (in Liberal Newspeak) they shouldn’t need so much special treatment!” It is going to get to the point where she’s going to start protesting the Special Olympics. “Special!” Anne Coulter would spout, “What’s so special about these guys! ‘Special’ treatment is what they want!”
June 8th, 2006 at 12:01 pm
She, or I mean “It” is pure evil, but I am disturbed further by the amount of attention IT is getting and that It’s name and face are all over the news…exactly what It wants. We need to all just ignore It and not let It win.
June 8th, 2006 at 4:25 pm
She should be prosecuted for voter fraud in Florida and given the same cell as Martha Stewart…Could be a real formative experience. Like going to girl’s camp or Bible Summer… only more personal.
June 8th, 2006 at 4:40 pm
Well, as far as I’m concerned, Matt Lauer missed a GREAT comeback line in that interview.
When she said (and I quote):
COULTER: Look, you are getting testy with me.
he could have replied with:
LAUER: (quietly) Hey Ann - let’s leave your testes out of this, okay?
(ba domp bomp)
June 8th, 2006 at 7:00 pm
Funny thing about someone who’s just written a book calling liberals “godless”: they don’t seem to know her at a church she claims to attend. From a link on Buzzflash:
There are no left-of-center pundits to compare with her, and that’s a very good thing!
June 9th, 2006 at 7:46 am
Remember that laura Schlessingsomethingorother and her neglected mother?
Some people are just cold, they have no conscience, actually incapable of empathy, sort of sociopathic but with enough self control to avoid homocide.
Coulter’s weapons against her demons are her hatefilled lies.
I used to think she was just in it for the money and the fame (ego) because of her friendship with Bill Mauer. I now wonder if she isn’t very disturbed and we should be grateful she hasn’t killed anyone, or caused anyone else to off a few judges. She is not only the most hateful woman around, she is nuts.
I’ll bet she retires to a rubber room one of these days.
June 9th, 2006 at 1:54 pm
You mis-judge Dear Ann. She is called a hate monger, an opportunist, a lunatic. This is all true enough, but these are the very qualities that, when combined with a carefully crafted flat ass, cadaverous succubus SM dominatrix sex appeal targeted at family values males and other tiny wee-weed sheeple of faith, make her the unofficial Reich Minister of the new order here in Amurka. Any outsider (liberal) who presumed to publically call for acts of terrorism and mass murder agianst corporate rule would probably be indited or disappear.
June 12th, 2006 at 12:51 am
“Projection” is absolutely right: talking about OTHER people getting lionized in the press after her infamous Time magazine cover story? Talking about OTHER people being millionaires after having had four New York Times bestsellers (and you just know that all this controversy is good publicity to make this latest one number five)? Talking about OTHER people exploiting 9/11 when that’s the very core of what she and all the other 29-percenters have been doing for almost 5 years?
Bill Maher always asking Coulter onto his show and having her do a blurb for his book really was a bit of a letdown; I like the guy and his show (I’ve never seen the new one, but I was watching the old “Politically Incorrect” from its beginning on Comedy Central). I’m sure Maher would not join the legions of others who have defended Coulter’s latest publicity-generating statements by calling them at worst “politically incorrect”. As Maher (who embraced the term years before it became popular) defines it, “politically incorrect” means “rude but true”. So before Ann Coulter’s statements about the 9/11 widows can be politically incorrect, they have to be true (otherwise they wouldn’t be “politically incorrect”, but just plain incorrect).
So, is it really true that the 9/11 widows are millionaires? That they are followed around? That they are lionized in the press (sure, they’ve been featured in some articles, but I think far fewer than Ann Coulter herself, e.g. that Time cover)? I don’t know for sure that any of these are false, but I strongly suspect that they all are, which would make “politically incorrect” less appropriate to call those statements than, at best, “lies”.
Not that their being true would make them any less evil or insane….
July 16th, 2006 at 12:27 pm
I’m not orthodox as a Catholic (I don’t have any problewm with evolution, with Jesus being married, andI believe in Universal Salvation) but I do take my religion very seriously. And I don’t think Godless Ann, as I have come to call her, just disagrees with anyone, she really really, truly, honestly hates anyone who feel exactly, 100% the way she does about everything (and these are the people she classifiies as the liberals.)
Another problem I have with her is that she often makes arguemnts that just don’t make any sense, like her ” Liberal doctrine of infallibility mantra”, or her saying that we as liberals have brought out these 9/11 widows (sorry, JERSEY GIRLS) because we know that the right in this country has some how been forbidden to voice any disagreement with them. It’s like the thing with the Dixie Chicks commenting on Bush. People’s reactions to that were way out of line. We all have opinion’s, and nobody needs to be demonized for holding one you disagree with (And I have the feeling that if 9/11 happened while Clinton was President, everyone on the right, including Godless Ann, would be behind these women.)
Bottom line: It’s pretty clear to me why Godless Ann has never been married. Not only would someone who thinks like her have absolutely no reason to, but also, no man in his right mind would hook up with a woman who projects the personality of a snake.