Monday, April 18


I can't believe that the major press outlets continue to feature the ravings of the disgusting Ann Coulter. Now Time has her on its cover. The cable news networks regularly give her air time, lending a credibility to her fascist rants and increasing her popularity among the wingnuts. In lieu of the fact that most of Time's on-line readers responded to the poll question "Does Ann Coulter make a positive contribution to American political culture?" with a resounding "No!" (78%; 21% said Yes, 1.4% Don't Know), I would think that a rash of subscription-cancellations might send a message to the magazine's management. I myself am a long-time subscriber, both on-line and print, and I'm willing to join a boycott of the "We don't read Wynand" campaign in Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead sort if that's what it takes to make the mainstream media get it that they're doing a disservice to the American debate. A few nuggets from Coulter:

I think we ought to nuke North Korea right now just to give the rest of the world a warning. Boom!...They're a major threat. I just think it would be fun to nuke them and have it be a warning to...the world. -- Speaking to a New York Observer reporter in January 2005

Press passes can't be that hard to come by if the White House allows that old Arab Helen Thomas to sit within yards of the President. -- In her Feb. 23 column

We need to execute people like John Walker [Lindh] in order to physically intimidate liberals. -- From a 2002 speech

There are a lot of bad Republicans; there are no good Democrats. -- From CNN's Lou Dobbs Tonight, July 21, 2003

Whether they are defending the Soviet Union or bleating for Saddam Hussein, liberals are always against America. They are either traitors or idiots... -- From her best-selling 2003 book Treason

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. -- From National Review Online

Liberals become indignant when you question their patriotism, but simultaneously work overtime to give terrorists a cushion for the next attack and laugh at dumb Americans who love their country and hate the enemy. -- July 3, 2002 essay

My only regret with Timothy McVeigh is he did not go to the New York Times Building. -- As quoted in the New York Observer, Aug. 20, 2000

RE: McVeigh quote.  Of course I regret it.  I should have added, "after everyone had left the building except the editors and reporters." -- From an interview with Right Wing News


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