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Anne Coulter – The Death of Reasoned Argument

Ever heard of Ann Coulter?  Some of you Americans will, no doubt, recognize the name.  I expect it’s a rare foreigner from anywhere outside the US who’s had the misfortune of experiencing Coulter and her particular brand of vicious, Harpy-esque, polemical shit flinging.  Coulter is an anemic, anorexic, vitriolic apologist for Republican fascism, commonly draped in a black cocktail dress, who simply lies when she can’t find a decent line to rip off or a spiteful vicious insult to hurl.

Among her many uncivilized transgressions against decency, good taste and fair play (and I’ll get to some of those more specifically in a moment), Ann has been demonstrated to be a plagarist.  Each of her four best-selling novels has had passages exposed as having been lifted, verbatim (or nearly so) and uncredited, from other sources.  She shrugs it off and continues flinging shit just like a caged monkey. 

Fair and balanced, Coulter is not.  She described the 2004 Democratic National Convention as, “…the Spawn of Satan convention,” and referred to the female Democrats as, “corn-fed, no make-up, natural fiber, no-bra needing, sandal-wearing, hirsute, somewhat fragrant hippie chick pie wagons.”

She has been accused of voter fraud (providing a false address and attempting to vote in another precinct) and once said that she supported the government of Israel for the same reason she supported apartheid in South Africa – because they were surrounded by “savages”.

In a recent column Coulter wrote: “Back when there were only three TV stations and no Internet, talk radio or Fox News, it used to be so easy for the MSM (mainstream media) to destroy reputations — Joe McCarthy, Barry Goldwater, Richard Nixon, Robert Bork, Dan Quayle, Oliver North, Clarence Thomas, Pat Buchanan, Newt Gingrich, Paula Jones and Linda Tripp, to name a few of the MSM’s prey.”

When she began the list, I was certain they were all examples of people who DESTROYED others. She closes by asserting they are examples of people destroyed by the media.
Go figure.

Just to be clear…
Joe McCarthy was destroyed because he was a fear-mongering, power-hungry liar; Nixon because he was a crook; Bork because he was arrogant and foolish; Quayle because he as stupid; North for a blown illegal covert op (he did fall on his sword for his masters, gotta give him credit for that); Clarence had a rough ride but HE’S ON THE USSC (how does that equate with being destroyed?); Pat’s still around being obviously senile and vicious; Newt Gingrich is an Uber Hypocrite; Paula Jones never had anything to destroy – her alleged destruction was her 15 minutes; and Linda Tripp had it coming.  These are Coulter’s heros.

The day after the 9/11 attacks, Coulter wrote of Muslims: ” We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity.” 

She once speculated that White House press passes must be easy to acquire since the “White House allows that old Arab Helen Thomas to sit within yards of the president.”
Helen Thomas, a veteran White House correspondant, is of Syrian ancestry.

She advocated racial profiling of Muslim passengers by airlines.  When asked how Muslims should travel, she answered that they “could use flying carpets.” 

Another Coulter quote: “I think the government should be spying on all Arabs, engaging in torture as a televised spectator sport, dropping daisy cutters wantonly throughout the Middle East and sending liberals to Guantanamo .”  

About a group of four 9/11 widows who pushed for an investigation and supported John Kerry in the presidential election, Coulter wrote: “These broads are millionaires, lionized on TV and in articles about them, reveling in their status as celebrities and stalked by grief-arazzis. I’ve never seen people enjoying their husbands’ deaths so much.”

Clearly Coulter rides a wave that requires no truth, logic, or honesty in argument.  But that, sadly, is her stock in trade.  She chooses to be rude, inflammatory, insensitive, vicious, dirty, misleading and offensive as a means to draw attention to arguments that are otherwise weak, ugly, mean, shallow, poorly considered and often demonstrably false. 

Ann Coulter is the singular female embodiment of both the entire Bush administration and, even more depressingly, the mindset of far too many Americans.  How else would she have lasted this long without falling into the garbage heap of the utterly irrelevant, sandwiched between The Knack and Erik Estrada? 

And this is the problem.  The mere presence of such vicious bullshit on the political spectrum stretches the envelope…alters the bell curve.  Like having one incredibly stupid kid in the class, it makes the average kids appear smarter.  Coulter makes what would have previously been untenable, insupportable, ridiculous positions seem reasonable because, relative to the hateful crap that spews from her mouth, they ARE reasonable. 

So long as Coulter is given space to shriek her poisonous bile into the mix and destroy reasoned debate about serious issues, the foolish, misguided policies being crafted by George Bush, Karl Rove and Papa Doc Rumsfeld cannot be seen for what they are.  Next to Ann Coulter, Rumsfeld comes off more like Bishop Desmond Tutu than Idi Amin…and that’s a mistaken perception the planet can no longer afford.

As Winston Churchill once said, “Your right to an opinion does not obligate me to take you seriously.”   

Now fuck off, Ann.  I’m busy.

12 Responses

  1. She also said, “We should invade their (muslim) countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity.”

  2. Maybe she’s losing some of her appeal, she wasn’t invited as a main speaker to their horrible CPAC slime feast this year.

  3. I have heard her on Fox News, on several occasions, convinced she is an unashamed racist, who refuses to judge people by MERIT on any issue.

    You are correct, what a shame.

  4. She also laughed about there being Air Force interrogators, when in fact, there really are Air Force interrogators.

  5. @ jasonblogz

    The best one was when she was being interviewed in Canada.
    She was giving the host crap about Canada’s refusal to send troops to Iraq. Coulter yammered about how we joined the USA in WWII (apparently she didn’t realize we entered the war in ’39), Korea…and Vietnam.
    The host pointed out that Canada did not send troops to Vietnam (you would think that whole draft dodger thing would have tipped her off…)
    Coulter insisted that Canada DID send troops to ‘Nam: “I’m pretty sure,” she said.
    No, insisted the host, Canada was not involved in Vietnam.
    Coulter’s moronic reply: “I’ll check into that and get back to you.”
    Not that she was ever one to let the facts or clear thinking get in the way of some assumption she wanted to make.
    I wish Whoopi Goldberg would open up a can o’ whoopass on that anorexic cunt.

  6. that’s fantastic! I’m going to see if I can find that on YouTube… wait, I don’t want to ruin my dinner, either…

  7. “It’s a MAN, baby!”
    Austin Powers

    Just check out the Adam’s apple…

  8. Canadian volunteers did join the US military to fight in Vietnam and thousands did over its run. But as a country, we stayed out of it. However, I wouldn’t expect many Americans to have ever even heard of that, certainly not some rabid pundit who was only a kid at the time, so it wasn’t a case of confusing one for the other.

    But the way Cunt-hair refused to accept the truth was very revealing. The interviewer wasn’t even trying to hang her on it. She could have just said “Ok, so I was wrong…now back to my point…” and it probably would have been edited out. But no. She refused to admit she was wrong, even on something that was irrelevant to the topic at hand, and was very aggressive about it.

    This isn’t about truth or opinion. This is about combat. Winning at all costs, right or wrong. Refusing to accept being wrong (aka losing), even when you are. It was a perfect display of what’s wrong with our culture. The fact that a nasty cunt like Cunt-hair can be so ubiquitous shows the worthlessness of our media.

    • Not sure when the shift crossed the hump, but it stopped being about what’s true and started about being what sells.
      Coulter figured out that being an argumentative, insulting slut bag full of filthy invective and vapid right wing bullshit SELLS.

  9. My first exposure to that frigid, barren, soulless husk of a being was her OUTRAGE over what was CLEARLY a pornographic videogame that ‘the liberals’ were trying to sneak past her and put into the hands of children.
    Mass Effect.

    What a fucking joke. Somebody take one for the team and fuck the bitch out of her.

  10. WITH HER AND RUSH AND SARAH AND GLEN AND AD INFINITUM FINANCIAL EMPIRES ARE BEING BUILT OUT OF ABSOLUTELY NOTHING AND I FIND IT UNSETTLING

  11. Anne Coulter….= Twiggy with Tourette Syndrome

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