Ann Again

I think Bryan has it just right:

“I’d say something about John Edwards, but if you say ‘faggot’ you have to go to rehab.”
I’m no fan of John Edwards, but that’s just a stupid joke. It’s over the line. The laughter it generated across the room was more than a little annoying.
Last year it was “raghead.” This year it’s calling John Edwards a “faggot.” Two years in a row, Coulter has finished up an otherwise sharp CPAC routine with an obnoxious slur that liberals will fling at conservatives for years to come.
Thanks, Ann.

Regardless of what you think of Edwards this type of comment in a public forum is uncalled for and should be condemned. I don’t care what people say in private, and I don’t care if the meaning she intended was more “effeminate” than “homosexual”; it doesn’t matter. This is Ann just trying to get Anna Nicole Smith from the headlines.
If I say “Media Whore” does that mean I have to go to rehab too?

8 Responses to “Ann Again”

  1. Dave E. says:

    I stopped reading Coulter a few years ago, not because I necessarily disagreed with her, just because of shit like this. A little edge is fine in commentary, but this is more like a dull axe.
    I’m even more disturbed by the audience reaction.

  2. Mike Rentner says:

    It might have passed as humor, of the viscious and biting sort that Coulter gets paid for, if it had the remotest association with the truth.
    I’m no John Edwards fan at all. He doesn’t get my vote for being a manly man, but he’s hardly effeminate.

  3. Rob says:

    Dave is right. I don’t think anyone on either side of the aisle takes loonies like Coulter seriously except maybe other loonies but there were a number of people in the audience who laughed or clapped at that comment. That lends credibility to the “it’s not just Coulter” charge. On the hopeful side, it might limit the number of speaking engagements at mainstream events she’ll be invited to.

  4. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Yeah, thanks, Ann… we need more nutbag charges against “conservatives”.
    Maybe she can go and blog for Pat Buchanan, eh?

  5. Nightfly says:

    Bings – you can always use the Barking Spider’s phrase, “medienhuren.” Means the same thing but the foreign language makes it sound edumicated.
    You could also use foreign letters at random: ß, for example. Just because.

  6. I notice there’s precious little press coverage of Bill Maher’s little, er, faux pas.

  7. Mr. Bingley says:

    You could say he’s getting the “foe pass”

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