Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Ms. Right is Wrong This Time

Elizabeth Edwards pleaded Tuesday with journalist Ann Coulter to "stop the personal attacks," a day after the conservative commentator remarked that she wished Edwards' husband, Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, had been killed by terrorists.

Ann Coulter is a guard dog for the Republicans. Whenever they want to get at someone, they just say “Sic ‘em Annie,” and like a dutiful little mutt with a bad case of rabies, she growls and barks in their direction. Her vicious remarks aren’t just mean, but they’re also destructive, and in many cases, baseless as well.

Coulter’s snarky comments are getting old. Time and again, she gets away with saying really nasty things, supposedly all part of the never-ending battle called partisan politics.

It used to be kind of cute and amusing. It was like, “Wow, look at this tough, assertive woman who pulls no punches.” But, when she starts spewing hate -- like saying someone should have been killed by terrorists – well, that’s going way too far, in my opinion.

Ann Coulter needs to be gaited a bit. She needs to slow down. Maybe she should take up a hobby that will mellow her out a little. Like gardening or hot air ballooning. A lot of folks are doing this scrap booking thing. She might like that.

I am one of the first people (me and Larry Flynt) to defend Freedom of the Press. But, name-calling and labeling is not responsible journalism. And the terrorist remark wasn’t even hers. She stole it from Bill Maher. So, she’s not even original!

Elizabeth Edwards said she did not consult her husband before confronting Coulter on the air, adding that she felt the pundit's remarks were "a dialogue on hatefulness and ugliness."
“The things she has said over the years, not just about John but about other candidates, lowers the political dialogue at precisely the time we need to raise it," Edwards said by phone on MSNBC's "Hardball" program, where Coulter was a guest.

"It debases political dialogue," Edwards said. "It drives people away from the process. We can't have a debate about issues if you're using this kind of language."Coulter responded with a laugh and charged that Edwards was calling on her to stop speaking altogether. She questioned why

Elizabeth Edwards was making a phone call on behalf of her husband, and she criticized John Edwards for "stealing doctors' money" during his successful career as a trial lawyer."I don't think I need to be told to stop writing by Elizabeth Edwards, thank you," Coulter said.

On ABC's "Good Morning America" on Monday, Coulter was asked about a March speech in which she used a gay slur to refer to Edwards."If I'm going to say anything about John Edwards in the future, I'll just wish he had been killed in a terrorist assassination plot," Coulter said Monday, picking up on remarks made by HBO's Bill Maher. Maher suggested in March that "people wouldn't be dying needlessly" if Vice President Dick Cheney had been killed in an insurgent attack in Afghanistan.

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Bill Pettigrew said...

Coulter is a c---!

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Karin said...

Great article. I hate Ann Coulter!I watch the pundits all the time, but whenever she comes on, I have to find the remote. Coulter IS a c ..., and her obnoxious, mouthy arrogance gives independent-thinking women a bad name. I wish she would just go away. Maybe the terrorists will find her instead!