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Thursday, March 08, 2007

Can someone tell Ann Coulter to shut-up already?

This past weekend, Ann Coulter referred to Democratic candidate John Edwards as a 'faggot' in a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference. Coulter's exact words Friday were: "I was going to have a few comments on the other Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, but it turns out you have to go into rehab if you use the word 'faggot,' so I -- so kind of an impasse, can't really talk about Edwards."She followed her "faggot" reference with a statement on her Web site saying Edwards campaign manager David Bonior -- a former Congressman -- "is fronting for Arab terrorists."

For those unfamiliar with Coulter’s personal brand of hate, this is the same woman who was fired from MSNBC when she told a disabled Vietnam veteran, "people like you caused us to lose that war." She was also fired from the conservative National Review when she turned in a column offering a final solution to the Muslim problem: "We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity".

Since her latest outburst on Friday, five daily newspapers have dropped Coulter’s column. Now Verizon, Sallie Mae and Georgia-based NetBank each say they want their ads, which were placed on Coulter's site by a third party without their knowledge, removed.

As a Canadian, I can’t say that I’m disappointed by this response to Coulter’s obnoxious, and just plain stupid, ranting. After all, we are talking about somebody who went on the record saying "[Canadians] better hope the United States doesn't roll over one night and crush them. They are lucky we allow them to exist on the same continent." Her spiteful column is nothing more than the rantings of a lunatic, solely consisting of political positions she disagrees with, which are briefly, brusquely, and often inaccurately described, then dismissed, often with an insult. The same steps are repeated several times per column. The technique is enthralling for readers already in agreement with Coulter. For anyone else, it is beyond tedious.

For those still unsure of what to make of Coulter and her “spitfire” approach to the news, her uninspiring use of the “F” bomb last Friday draws a pretty clear picture: a woman so greatly lacking in talent and perspective that she has no choice other than using innocent people as a punch line.


  • The worst part of this whole fiasco was watching the Republican presidential candidates fall all over themselves to thank Coulter for coming and speaking. Ugh.

    By Blogger Isaac, at Thu Mar 08, 04:57:00 PM PST  

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