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“Eagle” Eye: “TV’s Andy Levy” Nails Ann Coulter
Carpe Diem ^ | 04-05-12 | CarpeDiem

Posted on 04/05/2012 8:11:06 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA

Coulter’s Reagan slips: “Demonic” or ignorant? Oops! Conservative author and Mitt Romney backer Ann Coulter may be able to get away with GOP misinformation, artful or inadvertent, with Fox & Friends co-hosts Brian Kilmeade, Steve Doocy, and Gretchen Carlson but not with Red Eye‘s ombudsman “TV’s Andy Levy.” Rather, Levy nailed Coulter and she knew it.

Three days ago, Coulter told the credulous F&F co-anchors that Ronald Reagan pulled got out of his losing (1976) GOP Presidential campaign early a la Mitt Romney in 2008:* And, she indicated that Rick Santorum should follow suit now. Only problem: Ronald Reagan took his bid to the GOP convention where he narrowly lost on the first vote in a hard-fought floor fight.

Today, Coulter iterated her F&F argument to Red Eye anchor Greg Gutfeld, sidekick Bill Schulz, and RE panelists. Unfortunately, for Coulter, RE‘s fact checker Levy was listening. During Levy’s “Half-Time Report,” he asked Coulter about Reagan taking his bid all the way to the convention.** Looking dumbfounded, Coulter obfuscated: Instead of vainly defending her erroneous assertion, she muttered that Reagan had convinced a conservative group not to back a third-party challenger again President Ford (and that Romney had exited early). Fortunately, for Coulter, a smiling Levy merely pressed her a mite more and compassionately moved on.

Catching Ann Coulter’s Reagan gaffes? Brickbats for Brian, Steve, and Gretch. But, bravo, Andy!

*Fox & Friends – 04/02/12 (@ 3:13 into Fox News Insider vid)

**Red Eye – 04/05/12 – @ 3:35 a.m. ET

TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Politics; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: anncoulter; foxnews; redeye; romney
I was watching this last night when I heard Ann peddling this total lie about Reagan dropping out of the Primary in '76 to push her boyfriend Milt and slam Santorum. It bugged me that no one called her out on this blatant BS. When TV's Andy Levy called her out on this by citing that Reagan went all the way to the convention for a floor fight, it was hilarious. You could tell she had no idea what she was talking about. She started babbling about the '75 CPAC speech Reagan gave. She looked totally stupid.

What real Conservative, of Ann's vintage, doesn't know that Reagan fought Ford at the Convention in '76? One of Reagans great speeches came out of that after Ford was nominated.

1 posted on 04/05/2012 8:11:08 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA
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To: Lazlo in PA

Like the Headline.......

2 posted on 04/05/2012 8:12:31 AM PDT by Razwan (Yeah, yeah, I know...Razwan, member since 30 June 2000)
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To: Lazlo in PA
The result of this primary season notwithstanding, I'm afraid Ann has jumped the proverbial shark.

Never go to war against your target market.

3 posted on 04/05/2012 8:15:32 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Lazlo in PA

I am getting worried about Ann..used to like her a lot..but she has just come up with some whoppers lately..not only did Reagan stay late, he even had his VP pick..Schweiker from Pennsylvania...also, she wrote a few weeks ago that Newt had little do with the GOP takeover of congress in 94..that few people knew who he was..kinda hard to believe since Newt was named Time’s Man of the Year..(even if it was a hit piece and terrible cover)..let’s hope she is right about Mitt..we are stuck with him..

4 posted on 04/05/2012 8:18:42 AM PDT by BerniesFriend (Sarah Palin-"Lord knows she's attractive" says bitter Andrea Mitchell and the rest of the MSM)
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To: BerniesFriend

Worried about her? She’s a deliberate liar. She deserves contempt, not worry.

5 posted on 04/05/2012 8:28:54 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: Lazlo in PA
Baron Sloet van Toutenburg ?

6 posted on 04/05/2012 8:36:18 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: BerniesFriend

I once bought one of her books....about 10 pages of original work, and then the rest were reprints of selected columns.

Ann figured out that she could fill a niche in Republican so-called conservatism as a faux firebrand complete with outgageous quips meant to fuel the fires and, coincidentally, get her air time.

Her marginal (although waifish figure) good looks engendered support from mostly male conservatives who were duped by the words and the blonde hair.

She’s nothing but a huckster who figured out how to feather her nest in a conservative arena that doesn’t have much attractive-look competition...

This b!tch has shown her true colors - don’t trust her, ever again.

7 posted on 04/05/2012 8:42:20 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Lazlo in PA

Coulter lost all credibility when she went early for liberal Mittens. She is washed up.
Wait’ll she sees the sales figures for her next book...

8 posted on 04/05/2012 8:43:24 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Razwan

Rules apply!!

9 posted on 04/05/2012 9:03:17 AM PDT by stevecmd
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To: stevecmd

Not in her case. The heroin-chic Mitt fan looks like a zombie at this point.

10 posted on 04/05/2012 9:11:51 AM PDT by Liberty Tree Surgeon (Mow your own lawn!)
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To: Lazlo in PA

I only stopped by because I misunderstood the headline.

11 posted on 04/05/2012 10:11:41 AM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: evets

The picture is crooked! I wish I could reach in and straighten it.

12 posted on 04/05/2012 10:12:53 AM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: Lazlo in PA
Last night Pat Buchanan on Hannity spoke about Nixon running against McGovern in 1992.

Neither man ran in 1992--and Nixon was ineligible to run because he had already been elected twice.

Reagan ran the first time in 1968--how far did he go that year before giving up?

13 posted on 04/05/2012 11:00:57 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Verginius Rufus

Ann was defiantly talking about Reagan ‘76. She was pushing the same meme on Fox and Friends and other places to argue for Santorum exiting. Red Eye was the only place that bothered to look into this and ask her to clarify. She could not. She either intentionally lied or she doesn’t know what she is talking about. Reagan ‘68 had nothing to do with this nor was it a misspeak.

14 posted on 04/05/2012 11:04:47 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Interesting she should assert that. I remember observing from Meridian that the Mississippi delegation was arguing over whether to continue with unit rule (all or none) or to permit some delegates to peel off and vote for Reagan. They made nice and went all for Ford.

15 posted on 04/05/2012 11:19:09 AM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 11 y/o granddaughter will have more relevant executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: Lazlo in PA
Can't remember what the subject was, but I've seen Andy Levy and Ann go at each other before on Red Eye, and it got pretty angry. Levy remarked at the time that Ann can never admit when she's wrong.

There doesn't seem to be any love lost between the two.

16 posted on 04/05/2012 11:47:31 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: jimfree

I read some insider accounts of the floor battle between Reagan and Ford. Most of Reagan’s people agree that they ruined their chances to knock Ford out by saying they would use Schwieker as the VP to appeal to moderate delegates. It turned off Conservatives from sticking their necks out. It seems to make sense out of all the stories about it.

17 posted on 04/05/2012 12:39:34 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Madame Dufarge

“There doesn’t seem to be any love lost between the two.”

On the contrary, I think there’s some real sexual tension there. These two need to get a room!

18 posted on 04/05/2012 1:24:25 PM PDT by SlowBoat407 (Anyone can fib. It takes an intellectual to tell a really big lie.)
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To: skeeter
She was on Red eye last night for her second appearance...she got nailed her first time and spent most of the show giggling and laughing...Annoying as all get out...She was on last night and I really cannot stand to listen to her for too long and her crackling laugh is also annoying.
19 posted on 04/05/2012 5:06:00 PM PDT by goat granny
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