Posted by: Lister | October 14, 2007

Ann Coulter is a bigot

And other shocking news…. The LA Times article on Coulter’s perfection ramble.

Now, no Coulter promotional campaign would be complete without a calculated outrage — a call for the forcible conversion of all Muslims, for example, or a demand for revocation of women’s suffrage, an insult hurled at gays or the grieving widows of Sept. 11 victims.

Yes, most of us knew who she was. Here’s a quote of Coulter, via Justin Raimondo:

“We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity. We weren’t punctilious about locating and punishing only Hitler and his top officers. We carpet-bombed German cities; we killed civilians. That’s war. And this is war.”

But then the LA Times says this:

So if you know what’s coming, why play ball and deliver the denunciation that validates the Coulter strategy?

In part, it’s because this time Coulter didn’t intend to ignite the firestorm that’s currently raging around her; in part, it’s because the implications of these latest remarks simply are too threatening to be allowed to stand.

Maybe if people didn’t like to watch road-crashes she wouldn’t have been on TV so often, and her remarks wouldn’t matter.

For too long we’ve pretended that the brutal political rhetoric that now characterizes our partisan politics can be quarantined, that it won’t inevitably leach over into every other aspect of our lives.

[…] Meanwhile, Coulter was on the Kevin McCullough radio talk show, making the utterly absurd case that Deutsch somehow had ambushed her. On his blog later in the day, McCullough agreed. Deutsch, he said, “is an angry anti-Christian bigot, looking to make a name for himself by biting into Christian icons.”

How many Americans really want to follow Ann Coulter into this sort of confrontation? Not many, one suspects. But are enough of them willing to give up, once and for all, the sort of dangerous fun she and her rhetorical fellow travelers provide?

A transcript of the interview with Donny Deutsch

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Responses

  1. whatever happened to Ann Coulter? she seems to make a fewer public appearances nowadays

  2. Maybe she’s having a really, really big cup of coffee?


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