Skip to comments.THE DEMONIZATION OF ANN COULTER
Posted on 06/12/2006 6:52:54 PM PDT by NotchJohnson
I was reading Ann Coulter's "Godless: The Church of Liberalism," when all the hell broke loose last week. At that point I had not reached the chapter which contained her comments on the 9/11 widows ... so I didn't see the firestorm coming. Now we have Coulter being portrayed as an alien monster and elected officials demanding that her book be banned.
Did Ann Coulter go over the edge a bit with her comments about The Jersey Girls? Possibly. Rather than write that they were enjoying their husband's deaths in the Twin Towers, perhaps Coulter could have said that they were enjoying the attention they've been getting since the terrorist attacks. That comment would have been certainly correct, and far less inflammatory.
The fact is that in her general comments about these 9/11 widows, Coulter got it essentially right. The left most definitely has refined the technique of taking someone deserving of a great deal of public sympathy, and then turning that person into a propaganda machine for the left. The obvious goal here is to create a spokesman that cannot be attacked ... one who's essentially bulletproof. Cindy Sheehan certainly fits that bill. The left would have us believe that to attack anything said by these people is off limits due to the suffering they have experienced. We saw this very concept at work in the defense of Sheehan.
When you think about it, Hillary Clinton has even approached this bulletproof status in some ways. She's a woman, and she's a woman who has endured public humiliation at the hands of her philandering husband. As such, some would say that she is beyond criticism. We've seen examples-a-plenty where Hillary's critics have been criticized for saying such things about a woman, and a long-suffering loyal wife at that!
Back to Coulter's book. I think it is brilliant. Sure, I might not agree with her characterizations of the 9/11 widows, but the larger point she was making there was wholly valid. Throughout the entire book Coulter does an excellent job of showing liberals for what they are. It is one of the most effective and hard-hitting writings of the absurdities, inconsistencies, and outright lies of today's dominant liberal elite in this country.
That is why Ann Coulter must be destroyed!
What you saw last week .. and will see continue into this week ... is a driven attempt by the left in this country, and especially the leftist media, to so completely demonize Ann Coulter as to destroy here effectiveness as a writer and conservative pundit. The focus will continue to be on this one portion of the book relating to the professional widows, without any commentary on the thousands of other very valid points she brought up. Ann Coulter sells a hell of a lot of books. There is no liberal writer out there who comes close, a point not lost on the left.
So, how far is the left willing to go in their efforts to destroy one of our best conservative writers? Well, we now have two New Jersey Democrats (state legislators) who have announced that they want Coulter's books banned in New Jersey. That's right. Banned. They weren't happy just to urge people not to buy the book, they actually want to use the police power of the New Jersey State Government to prevent the books from being sold in the first place! This is America? They're names, by the way, are Joan Quigley and Linda Stender. We'll note that unless we have some rather odd family names at work here, they're both women. These two ladies issued a press release last Friday that was carefully crafted to contain two dominant leftist trigger words. In that release they said;
"Ann Coulter's criticism of 9-11 widows, whose only desire since the attacks have been to repair their shattered lives and protect other families from the horrors they have experienced, is motivated purely by petty greed and hate. .... Coulter's vicious characterizations and remarks are motivated by greed and her desire to sell books . . . She is a leech trying to turn a profit off perverting the suffering of others."
You got the two trigger words, didn't you? "Greed" and "hate." Remember, to a liberal, anyone who makes money in an endeavor frowned upon by liberals is "greedy" and any person who expresses an idea contrary to basic liberal dogma is preaching "hate." How shallow these people are.
At any rate ... please don't let the left scare you off. They've taken one paragraph from an excellent book and are using that section in an attempt to have Ann Coulter banished to some writer's leper colony on the dark side of the Moon. Hopefully they're boosting sales, rather than hurting them.
Don't worry Notch, I will be buying my copy this weekend. The left doesn't scare me.
I just ordered my copy of Ann's book....and whatever she said in there, or in public is great....
The problem the RATS have is she exposed them for what they are and they can't stand that....what are they going to do now?
She took a page from their play book they have used for 60 some years and threw it in their faces....and they are playing right into it....
From what I can see, Ann's book is #1 in almost every list and one of the very reasons why, is she threw it in their faces.....I love it.....
And these idiots from New Jersey wanting to ban her book....LMAO and they are suppost to be congress people in that state????? Guess they don't know what the First Admendment is do they?????
Ann only said what everyone else is saying, only Ann said it louder.....as far as I'm concerned the widows are playing the deaths of their husbands like a strummed guitar....now they can't, poor things.....
Yes. Calling them "harpies" and "witches" was way out of line.
The acceptable term is "Little Eichmanns".
I hadn't intended to buy the book, but now it's a must.
Shawn Hannity read some of the comments of one of the 09/11 wives directed at Bush. They were unacceptable to those who understand why the War on Terrorism makes sense. Even though those comments went way over the line, she recieved nothing like the criticism Coulter is getting.
This proves Coulter's comments right.
The war on Ann is unbelievable. Every show on every channel at 7,8 and 9pm have opened with Ann Coulter. Its unbelievable. Larry King for god sake had a freakin panel about it. I am going to go and buy 3 books tomorrow.
"buy one for the Gipper"
"buy one for the Gipper"
That's exactly what I've pointed out in a couple of posts here. The Left have no defense for the majority of the charges in the book so they go on the offense over one paragraph in the hopes of discrediting "the rest of the story"
The Left has stepped in a steaming pile of err... yogurt.
Their criticism will cause more people to read her book than if they had kept silent. The collateral damage caused to the Left by urging that we ban the book reveals their hypocrisy and confirms Coulter's assessment.
Once again terrorists have blown themselves up.
The same can be also said of various "FReepers" who also trash Coulter.
And Matt Lauer couldn't even debate 1 sentence without coming off as a girl. Pitiful.
Ya think Canada will let this book in?
This isn't new. The liberals demonize anyone who dares to disagree with them and/or who exposes their irrationality... Reagan, Goldwater, Karl Rove, President Bush, etc. And Ann joins that pantheon with her books.
It is a distinguished pantheon, eh?
What I would like to know is how did the left respond to Ward Churchill's comments about the victims of 9/11? It seems that this "professor" with a dubious academic background made comments that were far more inflammatory than anything Ann Coulter has said.
"Conservatives have no time for the liberal media, let alone take orders from the liberal media as to what books to buy."
And I cannot find any fault with that statement.