Ann Coulter, part 34...

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  1. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    ...in which Ann goes on "Hardball", meets the public...and scares them.

    In our last chapter, Ann had attacked 9/11 widows as greedy harpies. Now, as we join our story, Ann appears on Hardball with Chris Matthews, to talk about her latest book, "Godless".

    Anyone see Hardball last night? It was quite a hoot. I haven't watched it in a while, but they shot it outdoors, in front of an audience, in an area they called Hardball Plaza (which I take to be just down the road from Sesame Street).

    Anyway. Now you know I don't like Ann. Imagine my surprise to come across her while flipping channels -- and to almost not recognize her. Here is the way she looked at the top of the interview:

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    I have to say -- without a trace of trying to be mean -- that that picture does not do justice to how bad she looked. She was positively goth with the eye makeup. It was even blacker than it appears in the picture. Think Alice Cooper. That, together with her emaciated face and body, made her rather frightening. It's easily the worst I've ever seen her look.

    Somebody must have pointed that out to her, because just as they ended the first segment, someone handed her a pair of sunglasses, which she wore for the remainder of the interview.

    But just as fun was the content. Of all the people on television, I think Chris Matthews is the perfect person to interview Coulter. With his constantly interrupting style, he is the only person who can actually get Ann Coulter to shut up.

    Matthews, of course, cornered her on a few statements (such as her claim that liberals are godless), and while about a third of the audience in attendance supported her (I'm surprised it was that large), it was nice to see that the other two-thirds not only didn't support her, but groaned audibly at some of the things she said.

    Two different women told Ann her arguments might attract more people if her rhetoric weren't so vitriolic, but her "ultimate answer" to that was, "Yeah, that's why I've had five best-sellers in a row." (Huh. So did Jacqueline Suzanne.)

    The video is on Hardball's website (though I can't get it to work)...and a transcript is not yet available as I write this. Worth a look (if you can get it to work), because once again she comes out looking like a vindictive jackass.
     
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    Aw, and here I thought this would be about Ann calling Bill Clinton a dirty homo the other day!

    Her latest book numbers must be sagging for her to be out there this much and be this angry...
     
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    People need to stop giving her airtime. She's getting the media attention that she wants, and as long as she has that, she'll continue saying this crap. Just stop giving her airtime. No more Hardball, no more Leno, no more Today Show. Let her have her little slot on Faux and leave it at that.
     
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    Of course, this wouldn't be in the media's best interest.

    The woman's a spectacle. When she walks, people turn. She has five best-sellers. People want to see and hear her, if not for what she has to say, then for the sheer circus factor. Sounds like a great story to me.
     
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    I love how media matters totally distorts Matthews role. :rolleyes:

    http://mediamatters.org/items/200607280001



    Let's leave out the entire interview in which Matthews was challenging her (Notice all of the ellipses). No wonder folks on here think Matthews is a raging conservative.
     
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    Care to name anyone (let along "folks") who's argued that Matthews is a raging conservative, or are you just going to toss that out there and expect everyone to believe it because you say so?
     
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    In response to your smarmy question:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=191731

    Need I continue?
     
  9. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Hey, smarmy insinuations produce smarmy questions...

    (Although I'd point out that only one of those quotes you pulled actually argues that Matthews is a conservative.)

    On a related note, I'm pretty sick of the "some people in this forum" kind of comments that have been going around lately. Name names or quit accusing everyone else by default.
     
  10. Thomas Veil thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Holy crap, I didn't want to start a battle about Chris Matthews.

    FWIW:

    From wikipedia.
     
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    I was flicking around a few days ago and saw her on some weird channel I've never seen before, CBN news. From the homophobic rhetoric she was spouting and 'evolution slamming' she was doing, I assume I was watching the Christian Bias Network, since the host did nothing but make gaga eyes at Coulter and sigh 'uh huh' to every outrageous comment she made.

    According to the expert biologist that is Coulter, God must have created man because "Otherwise, the gays would have naturally died out long ago because their lack of breeding."

    :confused:
     
  12. OnceUGoMac macrumors 6502a

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    I agree.

    However, I wasn't trying to be mean or label people. That said, you've left me no choice but to do the following: *pokes mactastic with a stick* :p :D
     
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    :D Nicely done.
     
  14. Thomas Veil thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Well, the Crooks and Liars link downloaded for me what my computer said was a corrupted video, and the transcript still isn't on MSNBC's site, but the Media Matters link has some of it.

    Chris Matthews is hard to get a read on. On the one hand, from the quotes at MM (and what I saw yesterday), Matthews was perhaps being cagey with her. For instance, Matthews' comments:

    It sounds like he's insulting her and then quickly covering up with a compliment.

    On the other hand:

    Perhaps he was trying to be wry by calling her a young George Will, but that one does come across as a compliment.

    What the link doesn't show is that he peppered her with contradictions (which she of course deflected). He tried several times to get her to explain how people like Bill & Hillary, John Kerry and other liberals can be godless when they go to church to worship. Ann first tried to weasel that she was talking about the institution of liberalism, not individuals, and then she came up with some crap about how the Clintons and Kerry go to church just so they can win elections. :rolleyes:

    (BTW, I love the comments people left at MM. Someone referred to Coulter's shtick as "political porn". Personally, I think she's several levels lower than porn, but that'll serve for now. :D
     
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    Erm:
    And:
    From that same thread. Need I remind you that I used to be a big fan of his and watched the show all the time? Scarborough started being tougher on those in charge, and he was a Republican Congressman. As I noted, I've seen him be harsher on other shows on occasion (like his recent Colbert Report visit), but I linked to a video, not because it was MM. I know they slant, but they often post the uncut video and you can see what they say for themselves.

    As for Ann, even (real) conservative pundits are starting to get sick of her.
     

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