Skip to comments.Ann Coulter and the Myth of Liberal Tolerance
Posted on 06/13/2006 5:41:32 AM PDT by Quilla
In the very first chapter of her 2002 book, Slander: Liberal Lies About The American Right, Ann Coulter exposed the duplicitous character of those who demand[ed] campus speech codes, an end to intolerance, and hate speech laws while continually bearing-down on a single target when attacking conservative women their appearance. Now that Ms. Coulters latest book, Godless: The Church of Liberalism, and her defense thereof on numerous television appearances, has put the author, herself, in the cross-hairs of the left, can her personal evisceration be anything less than assured?
In her own prescient words, Coulter described the treatment liberals extend to their female adversaries:
More than any of their other hate speech, the lefts attacks on women for being ugly tell you everything. There is nothing so irredeemably cruel as an attack on a woman for her looks.
She then points out that the women constantly being called ugly are not Maxine Waters, Chelsea Clinton, Janet Reno or Madeline Albright. No, the party of inclusion, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, tolerance and Bella Abzug instead target the likes of Paula Jones, Linda Tripp and Katherine Harris. From Slander:
Journalists have called Linda Tripp Barracudaville, smelling of gunpowder and garlic,ugly and evil, and Howard Stern in a Fright Wig,a snitch and an ugly one at that.
Exemplifying the innumerable attacks upon her appearance, Newsweeks Evan Thomas had referred to Jones as some sleazy woman with big hair coming out of the trailer parks Superbly researched, in-depth commentary, indeed.
Additionally, as Coulter points out, referring to Ms. Harris:
Even polished, wealthy, Harvard educated, attractive women will be attacked for their looks if they get in the Democrats way.
In her December 1, 2000 article, Liberals Art of Trashing of Women, Marianne M. Jennings writes:
Katherine Harris, Floridas secretary of state, who dared halt county election boards Carnac routines to divine votes, has brought out the liberals caustic best. She has not only seized late-night comics insults, she has earned mainstream press bashing. The Boston Herald described her as looking just ghastly. The Washington Post wrote Mrs. Harris, seems to have applied her makeup with a trowel.
How marvelous is it, then, that when Coulter decides to comment on a particular group of New Jersey 9/11 widows and the previously sacrosanct subject of the women using their grief to make a political point, such devices would, ultimately, be turned against her?
Margaret Nagel, writing for the Huffington Post:
But because she could be considered in some circles attractive ( if you like the dyed blond, anorexic type which some men in America clearly do) she is continually given a platform on show after show to vent her twisted views on our world and not be challenged or seen as the heartless narcissist that she is.
On the June 9, 2006 edition of MSNBCs Countdown with Keith Olbermann, the self-indulgent host discussed the Jersey Girls situation with Democratic political analyst, Lawrence ODonnell. ODonnell was bloviating on how the Democrats would love for Coulter to step forward and become the Michael Moore of the right, but that she hasnt quite made it up to the Michael Moore level. The snooty Olbermann responded with:
Its kind of an uneven fight there. Shes not as talented as Michael Moore and shes not as attractive.
Cutting-edge analysis, Keith! Do you suppose Olbermann had ever paused to comment on how Hillarys choice of pants-suits often make her thighs appear chubby when asked to assess a Rodham Clinton political address?
Another disturbing ploy of the tolerant liberals is to question Anns sexuality. Steven Leser at OpEdNews.com typifies this particularly vile tactic:
Then again, there is that persistent rumor in the liberal blogosphere about Ann being a man in drag on account of her prominent Adams apple and masculine writing style. Maybe the prison entry physical will produce a shocking discovery. Can you imagine a tranny that looks like Ann being sent to mens prison?
Putting aside the blatant absurdity and sordid implications of these remarks, Mr. Leser would appear to be as confused about his identity, political, as his words would suggest Ms. Coulter is about hers, sexual. After all, is it not the politically-correct brigade of the left whose globe-improving missions include convincing the world that homosexuality, transsexuality, and any other deviant conduct ending in those same nine letters is, in fact, perfectly normal?
Why then, do we find viscous personal attacks annexed to virtually all condemnations of Ann Coulters thoughts and words? Perhaps she, herself, explains it best:
Liberals need not bother with logical persuasion as long as they can prey on peoples sense of weakness.
Most pathetically of all, while researching his Sean Penn fluff piece, cynically yet appropriately titled Citizen Penn, author John Lahr noticed a plastic Barbie-like doll propped against the fireplace. Penn explained it to be An Ann Coulter Doll and that We violate her. There are cigarette burns in some funny areas.
Sorrowfully, such a disquieting and cowardly practice epitomizes the elite lefts intellectual response to a woman who dares put their actions, language, ideologies and, yes, tolerance to the test whenever she speaks or writes.
I'm making this suggestion on every Coulter thread that I'm lucky to get into early on.
1. Go to your local Craig's List "Rants and Raves" section and post something positive about Annie.
2. Get cussed at and insulted.
3. Nuke the librat Annie hater in combat debate.
4. Watch the librat act like a three-year-old.
This is how I spend my free time. They're so humorous when they lose.
(BTW, that "Rants and Raves" isn't safe for work. LOTS of profanity, especially after I post there.)
What is Craig's List "Rants and Raves"?
I have bought her book now just to spite the drive by media and to thwart their religious goals.
You can probably get there through the links from where I post. Click here and find your city:
Why do you think I always put the word "liberal" in quotes.
"Liberals" are anything but.
They're all smug, arrogant, condescending and self-righteous fascist totalitarians.
Ann, a doughnut every once and a while is good for the soul!
You are right,that is fun :) but only for a short time, oh my blood pressure! My personal favorites are those that cannot spell the curse words they heap upon me. LOL
They are here. And they indeed are all ugly but what relevance does it have? Especially Chelsea Clinton, she's not even a political person that I am aware of and she didn't choose her parents.
I occasionally pile on too with the "ugly" comments but then I just click my screen name and look at my picture and tell myself, "Hey, you're not going to win any beauty contests either".
Now, now. We aren't allowed to say anything bad about the totalitarian swine.
At least that's the opinion of the infililtrators and nitwits around.
Oh, I've been addicted to it for a week now.
You should see 'em when I post my bumperstickers. Especially today.
How pathetic! And how pathetic does that make Penn and Company?
As for Olbermann, he gives Moore a run for the money in the avoirdupois department.
That jab alone... should propel your fannies to Barne & Noble.
Ummm .. I don't think the pantsuits are to blame
Yes and would be called on that fact by the libs but they can't see the irony when they do the same.
"Ann, a doughnut every once and a while is good for the soul!"
I second that! I think Ann is very pretty, and has a razor sharp insight. But I like a woman to have some curves not sharp angles.
I also think she slipped on the NJ women thing. I think she went over the top. She's right, as usual, but a touch on the insensitive side.