Sunday, August 28, 2005

No, really, Ann Coulter is either Insane or Unbelievably Insensitive

Quicktime movie in which she accuses all 8 million New Yorkers of being cowards. You know, the ones that were heroes to the Right when necessary after 9/11. Not to mention the folks, aside from a those on the downed plane and in the Pentagon, who actually personally experienced 9/11.

Really. I can't make shit like this up.

Watch her face, man, she's absolutely loopy.

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Blogger Doug said...

Note the quick cut as she hems and haws. A la the classic Simpson's episode "Sweet, sweet can-".

Watch it closely; you'll see it. All of the sudden, in a way not possible in real time, she recovers and shifts over to that new punching bag, Sheehan.

I guess setting up camp in TEXAS next to the President's ranch wasn't going into what Sheehan wouldn't call "enemy" territory?

Sunday, August 28, 2005 9:58:00 AM  
Blogger pawlr said...

Truly our greatest media whore, national disgrace Ann Coulter continues to stoke her own ego with ever more bizarre and unfounded provocations. Watch most of the public turn away in revulsion as others champion her as a fearless truth-teller. Within a year, maybe two, I predict she'll wind up in some Motel 6 servicing Morton Downey for her daily bag of scag.

Sunday, August 28, 2005 1:12:00 PM  
Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

I haven't bought any of her books, but I'm sure they are funny and smartly written.
I think she's great to watch in debates and interviews, but I DO think she is insensitive. She is absolutely the opposite of "bleeding heart liberal."
She is not to be taken lightly or dismissed though, because I think she is really smart.
I'm not a fan of hers, but I don't think her influence is dying out; it's getting stronger.

Sunday, August 28, 2005 4:24:00 PM  
Blogger Demotiki said...

Is it true that she used to be a man?

Sunday, August 28, 2005 6:17:00 PM  
Blogger pawlr said...

Jamie - Some quotes from Ann "funny and smart" Coulter:

"My only regret with Timothy McVeigh is he did not go to the New York Times Building."
-- New York Observer, August 21, 2002

On Islamic Extremists:
"We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity."
-- National Review Online, September 2001

"I think [women] should be armed but should not [be allowed to] vote."
- Politically Incorrect, Feb. 26, 2001

Jamie - try "boring and dumb" - its more accurate.

Sunday, August 28, 2005 8:43:00 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

Jamie, I'm really surprised you find Coulter amenable. I really think she has a screw loose.

William F. Buckley, a true conservative if ever there was one, did not have a screw loose, so this isn't a matter of ideology. This woman is pathological. There was (and maybe still is) a picture of her on her site with a thumbs up at McCarthy's grave. I don't consider that amenable.

As for her analytical abilities, they're close to nonexistent. She gets her talking points spoonfed to her (it's obvious if you compare her to other talking heads on the take), and her ability, if such it is, to say outrageous things to get attention and seem "courageous" makes her only the mirror image of Howard Stern.

Do you value his political opinions or insights, too?

Coulter is a hatemonger, and quite dangerous. I mean, there are plenty of other intelligent conservatives out there: William Safire, George Will. Coulter's a product of the 24-hour infotainment cycle; she's been fired from reputable news organizations.

She's found a nice little niche in the market for rage-punditry: the female O'Reilly/Limbaugh/Hannity. Helps that she's a pretty blonde, too. Not at all impressive.

Sunday, August 28, 2005 10:56:00 PM  
Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

I clearly said I'm not a fan.
Did you guys not read that part?
Keep your shirts on!
I think Howard Stern is a crude beast.. but he's pretty darned funny sometimes.

Sunday, August 28, 2005 11:00:00 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

Well, I for one am glad to hear you're not a fan, but calling her "great to watch in debates" and "funny" could be interpreted as indicative of a positive view of her.

It wasn't clear to me whether you decried her being the opposite of a "bleeding heart liberal" or were using rhetorical flourish.

Finally, "I'm not a fan of hers" could have been interpeted in conjunction with "I haven't bought any of her books..." (which was followed by you're assurance that you would find them funny and smartly written) as to mean you just haven't gotten around to her yet.

Very happy to have misinterpreted you! Apologies.

Should we not dismiss her because she's dangerous (smart, so don't take her lightly) or because she has something of value to say?

Sunday, August 28, 2005 11:31:00 PM  
Blogger Zeppellina said...

I take it as understood that you all have read the insanely funny blog some months back, which was monitored by MIT as one of the fastest spreading information virus`s on the internet....you know the one.... about Anne Coulter...
I hear the blog got closed for comments eventually, there were just so many...it was so funny, when I found the site, there were already many hundreds of really hysterical and unflattering comments there.
And some of the comments, demotiki, refered to her being a man.
In the UK, I had never heard of Anne Coulter, but after seeing that site...
well, ....she`s a bit of a legend even here now....!!!!

Monday, August 29, 2005 12:25:00 AM  
Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

Here's why I said you shouldn't dismiss her: Because she clearly is a force and has a following, not unlike Pat Robertson, whom I think can be wacky at times (and not only just his recent comments. Anyone who at the end of their TV program does "prophetic" healing has got a screw loose, in my opinion... unless that is, he tosses one of those miraculous healings my way. I'm here, Pat! Pick me! Pick me! I'll take my healing by phone, fax, or email. I'm sure God has all three in His Rolodex.)
Coulter is one of those people who attracts attention. She'll continue to have an impact.
I doubt she'll be used in commercial spots or photo ops to tout the next Republican presidential candidate; she's too volatile.
She throws verbal bombs on purpose. This isn't new in politics. She's out there making verbals waves much like Al Sharpton and Howard Dean do.
But, these people with BIG mouths should know that words are harmful, and they may find themselves sunk by their own lack of self control.

Monday, August 29, 2005 12:55:00 PM  
Blogger Lores Rizkalla said...

i'm gonna chime in just to say that i do believe that Coulter is a smart woman. however, i can rarely stomach her appearances anymore. i realize that it's part of her "show," but i can't stand how hateful it comes off.

Monday, August 29, 2005 2:31:00 PM  
Blogger pawlr said...

Ann Coulter / Pat Robertson are an order of magnitude more hateful and immoral than both Sharpton and Dean put together. To wit: the quotes above. Never has either Dean or Sharpton called for the murder of a head of state, supported bombing the state dept. (Robertson), or organs of the press. To lump them together as all "hateful" does a disservice to Dean and Sharpton both. If I'm wrong about Dean and Sharpton, please - quote the quotes, I'll stand corrected.

Monday, August 29, 2005 11:05:00 PM  

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