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Ann Coulter Fires Back at Critics Over John Edwards 'Faggot' Barb
FOXNews.com ^ | 3/6/2007 | FoxNews

Posted on 03/06/2007 2:57:24 PM PST by TChris

Ann Coulter fired back at critics who demanded the conservative columnist apologize for comments she made during a speech in which she referred to Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards as a "faggot."

"'Faggot isn't offensive to gays; it has nothing to do with gays," Coulter said on "Hannity and Colmes" Monday night. "It's a schoolyard taunt meaning 'wuss,' and unless you're telling me that John Edwards is gay, it was not applied to a gay person."

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Whatever you think of her original comment, that explanation is unbelievably disingenuous. She must think people are flaming idiots or something.
1 posted on 03/06/2007 2:57:28 PM PST by TChris
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To: TChris

yeah, pretty limp-wristed response, I must agree.


2 posted on 03/06/2007 2:59:49 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Prevent Glo-Ball Warming ... turn out the sun when not in use)
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To: TChris

I beg to disagree...that's how I took it from the START.


3 posted on 03/06/2007 3:00:03 PM PST by JB in Whitefish
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To: TChris

Actually she's right, faggot isnt offensive to gays. They use it all the time. Heck even Edwards bloggers have used it.


4 posted on 03/06/2007 3:00:35 PM PST by driftdiver
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To: TChris
Whatever you think of her original comment, that explanation is unbelievably disingenuous. She must think people are flaming idiots or something.

I love it!

Ann is best when she's using liberals own tactics against them!

5 posted on 03/06/2007 3:01:12 PM PST by papertyger
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To: TChris

By "flaming idiots" do you imply all idiots are gay or that gays are idiots? Gosh...I guess now even you owe gays an apology.


6 posted on 03/06/2007 3:01:21 PM PST by ozzie
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To: TChris

Well! He is a wuss.


7 posted on 03/06/2007 3:01:23 PM PST by Piquaboy (22 year veteran of the Army, Air Force and Navy, Pray for all our military .)
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To: TChris

We have a botched joke of our own. I agree with her that speech totalitarianism exists and that it is illegitimate. But, my goodness, did she have to take a page from the John Kerry book of joke-telling?!


8 posted on 03/06/2007 3:01:42 PM PST by definitelynotaliberal
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To: TChris
Faggot (epithet), a derogatory term for a homosexual or effeminate male

What is it about "effeminate male" you don't understand?

9 posted on 03/06/2007 3:03:15 PM PST by Ben Mugged (Always cheat; always win. The only unfair fight is the one you lose.)
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To: Ben Mugged

Wasn't that a character Dana Carvey played on SNL, "The Effeminate Heterosexual."


10 posted on 03/06/2007 3:04:00 PM PST by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Championship U)
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To: ozzie
By "flaming idiots" do you imply all idiots are gay or that gays are idiots? Gosh...I guess now even you owe gays an apology.

Umm... No.

I meant that she must have a very low opinion of nearly everyone to try and sell the "'Faggot' isn't offensive to gays" line. That's so blatantly, obviously false as to be offensive to the intelligence of the reader.

Most people have a very good understanding of the meaning of the word. It's a spit in the face to claim otherwise.

11 posted on 03/06/2007 3:04:12 PM PST by TChris (The Democrat Party: A sewer into which is emptied treason, inhumanity and barbarism - O. Morton)
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To: TChris

She should have said his pretty hair looked like it belongs on an ambulance chasing scumbag lawyer.


12 posted on 03/06/2007 3:04:17 PM PST by calroady (Another wannabe talking head)
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To: TChris
Speaking of John Edwards, here's a couple of real fagotts.


13 posted on 03/06/2007 3:05:39 PM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: TChris

"She must think people are flaming idiots or something...."

YEP


"Coulter didn't spare the GOP hopefuls, either.

-Apparently our top three Republican nominees aren't that smart," Coulter said. "And by the way, if they're going to start apologizing for everything I say, they better keep that statement handy cause there's going to be a lot more in the next year."

It simply amazes me the number of people who sided with the MSM, in particular HERE, jumping on her case.

Perhaps YOU could do a better job at political commentary...???

Get a column.

Write a book.

Get out on the lecture circuit.

Better yet,

RUN FOR OFFICE.


14 posted on 03/06/2007 3:06:04 PM PST by JB in Whitefish
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To: TChris
Whatever you think of her original comment, that explanation is unbelievably disingenuous. She must think people are flaming idiots or something.

What did you expect? Coulter is a media and money whore.

15 posted on 03/06/2007 3:06:17 PM PST by Sunsong
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To: ozzie

"flaming idiots"

Flaming faggot?


16 posted on 03/06/2007 3:06:20 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("I fear we have woken a sleeping giant and filled her with a terrible resolve" - Osama 9-11-01?)
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To: TChris

I am thinking of a joke book...

Bad Political Jokes

Earl Butz's joke that got him fired.

The 'joke' about "a black, two women, and a cripple" from Reagan's former Interior secty Watt.

Kerry's 'joke'.


17 posted on 03/06/2007 3:06:23 PM PST by WOSG (The 4-fold path to save America - Think right, act right, speak right, vote right!)
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To: TChris

You're nuts.


I can't believe that a single one of us believes that Edwards is homo, but we all know he is a faggot, a pretty boy, a wuss. \


Go Ann !!!!


18 posted on 03/06/2007 3:06:28 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Turning the general election into a second Democrat primary is not a winning strategy.)
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To: TChris
Ann used to be funny, but now she's just gotten vulgar. Why anyone pays any attention to her anymore is beyond me.
19 posted on 03/06/2007 3:06:57 PM PST by curiosity
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To: TChris
Let me check.....

Yep, I don't care.

20 posted on 03/06/2007 3:06:58 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Oh! The Obamanation! Durka durka durka...)
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To: ozzie
By "flaming idiots" do you imply all idiots are gay or that gays are idiots? Gosh...I guess now even you owe gays an apology.

Ya. Buy them lunch.

21 posted on 03/06/2007 3:07:08 PM PST by Ditto
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To: JB in Whitefish

"I beg to disagree...that's how I took it from the START."

That's how I read it. Nowhere did it mention that Edwards is gay.


22 posted on 03/06/2007 3:07:15 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (The Clintons: A Malignant Malfeasance of the Most Morbid)
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To: TChris
[.. Whatever you think of her original comment, that explanation is unbelievably disingenuous. She must think people are flaming idiots or something. ..]

And she'd be correct.. The RNC is promoting Rudy McRomney as a conservative(S).. And many of them buy it.

She also said 20% of americans are conservative, 20% are liberal, and 60% are MORONS.. Except that 50% of conservatives are RINOs which make 90% of Americans are MORONS..

23 posted on 03/06/2007 3:07:51 PM PST by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole....)
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To: TChris

She missed an opportunity to label Edwards as a whining victimologist or something that would score points and not make conservatives look like bigots.


24 posted on 03/06/2007 3:08:19 PM PST by tkathy (Rudy is the latest phenomenenenenenenena)
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To: TChris

Like you.


25 posted on 03/06/2007 3:08:28 PM PST by svcw (There is no plan B.)
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To: TChris

Go away Ann.


You got all the attention. Now shut up and go away.


26 posted on 03/06/2007 3:08:33 PM PST by JRochelle
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To: TChris

I won't concern myself about insulting or enraging the lunatics on the left - until AFTER they stop the 24/7 assault on the things I hold dear and rein in THEIR fire bombers.

Until then -- they'd better get used to the "incoming"...
In any kind of war -- folks shoot back!

Semper Fi


27 posted on 03/06/2007 3:08:35 PM PST by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: P-Marlowe

28 posted on 03/06/2007 3:09:27 PM PST by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Championship U)
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To: JB in Whitefish
I beg to disagree...that's how I took it from the START.

Me too.

Not something an unmarried 45 year old woman normally calls a married man with children unless it carries the meaning of "wuss"

29 posted on 03/06/2007 3:09:28 PM PST by tsowellfan
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To: TChris

I don't know. When I was a kid and we asked someone to do something and they said no, we said, "what are you, a faggot or something?" Or, "you are such a fag."

Heck, we didn't even know what a gay person was. But we knew that a faggot was a wuss.


30 posted on 03/06/2007 3:09:40 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (The Clintons: A Malignant Malfeasance of the Most Morbid)
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To: TChris
"Apparently our top three Republican nominees aren't that smart," Coulter said. "And by the way, if they're going to start apologizing for everything I say, they better keep that statement handy cause there's going to be a lot more in the next year."

Lovely. I can't wait, Ann. I look forward to a year of your diahrrea of the mouth, since it adds SO much to elevate political discourse and to promote conservative positions.

By the way, Ann, since you're so smart, they aren't the "top three Republican nominees." They are all vying to BE the Republican nominee.

31 posted on 03/06/2007 3:09:50 PM PST by Choose Ye This Day (Strength is the only answer for America. Strong military, strong economy, strong families.)
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To: TChris

I'm surprised she didn't use the old "I was just calling him a pile of sticks" line.


32 posted on 03/06/2007 3:10:39 PM PST by richmwill
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To: EQAndyBuzz
Or, "you are such a fag."

Now instead, just say, "you are such a John Edwards."

33 posted on 03/06/2007 3:11:08 PM PST by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Championship U)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
"flaming idiots" Flaming faggot?

I don't mean to direct that to you, just a pun on your words.

34 posted on 03/06/2007 3:11:14 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("I fear we have woken a sleeping giant and filled her with a terrible resolve" - Osama 9-11-01?)
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To: TChris
Ann tells it like it is and people liberals can't stand hearing the truth...

And by the way...there are rules....


35 posted on 03/06/2007 3:11:24 PM PST by Lucky9teen (All might be free if they valued freedom, and defended it as they should. - Samual Adams)
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To: ozzie; TChris


The Flaming Idiots were a great juggling troupe! They were at my Festival for awhile.
36 posted on 03/06/2007 3:11:40 PM PST by Xenalyte (Anything is possible when you don't understand how anything happens.)
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To: JB in Whitefish

Guys call each other fags all the time, so what? She was pointing out that it now has become a hate crime to use the word.

Pray for W and Our Troops


37 posted on 03/06/2007 3:11:55 PM PST by bray (Redeploy to Tehran)
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To: TChris

I cant believe she used the term "wuss"...You can get in Big Trouble for That


38 posted on 03/06/2007 3:11:56 PM PST by woofie
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To: editor-surveyor

I don't understand the uproar about this. Those statements are classic, true to form, Ann Coulter. Did those who invited her make assumptions that were stupid? She was just being herself! These type of comments and controversy, are who she is, and always has been.


39 posted on 03/06/2007 3:12:27 PM PST by mutley
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To: Sunsong; Ann Coulter
[.. What did you expect? Coulter is a media and money whore. ..]

Ann exposes FR Rinos as no one else does..
They cannot help themselves..

Liberals could care less about ANN.. Its RINOS that HATE HER...
Looks like she exposed you.... EH!..

40 posted on 03/06/2007 3:12:31 PM PST by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole....)
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To: dfwgator
A New Movie Title:

Maybe John Edwards could play the part of the Faggot on the left.

41 posted on 03/06/2007 3:13:28 PM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: All

There are quite a few feminine acting married men who are straight but you'd swear they are gay.

How about that Saudi Spokesperson for starters

And... (I could be reaching with this one) is Richard Simmons married to a woman?


42 posted on 03/06/2007 3:13:53 PM PST by tsowellfan
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To: TChris
I meant that she must have a very low opinion of nearly everyone to try and sell the "'Faggot' isn't offensive to gays" line. That's so blatantly, obviously false as to be offensive to the intelligence of the reader.

Who cares what gays think? They are 2% of the population, maybe. Queer men think it's OK to stick their parts in to another guys bum then put it in their mouth. That means they eat poop. If they don't think that's offensive do you really think they are focused on the word faggot? Again, not that I care anyway.

Ann is a good looking female, queer guy faggots are, well, queer guy faggots. Duh! Ever seen the video of Edwards preening for the camera. That's gay!

43 posted on 03/06/2007 3:14:05 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Oh! The Obamanation! Durka durka durka...)
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To: Ditto

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44 posted on 03/06/2007 3:14:53 PM PST by i_dont_chat (I have the right to offend. You can take offense or not.)
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To: TChris

"Whatever you think of her original comment, that explanation is unbelievably disingenuous. She must think people are flaming idiots or something"


...I couldn't disagree more. The term "faggot" is a guy to guy term that means "wuss", "pansy", "dork". And if you think that she owes anyone an apology after what the media has done to conservatives over the years than you too are part of the problem. Dems don't play fair and never will. I say, the more negative terminology the better. They threw Oreo's at Michael Steele in Md. Could that be countered by calling Jesse and Al "niggers"? I see justice and a willingness to fight back on their territory. Ann Coulter seems to be alone in her fight.


45 posted on 03/06/2007 3:15:00 PM PST by albie
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To: JB in Whitefish
I agree. Good for Ann. In any case, to get into a frenzy over what she said is so incredibly absurd. But the Thought Police are in panic that she might set a trend and those they had previously silenced will start speaking their minds.

What Edwards' bloggers wrote was far worse. What Ann has been falsely been accused of has been far worse. One can disagree with her, but the reaction to this is over the top censorship.

46 posted on 03/06/2007 3:15:27 PM PST by Dante3
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To: tsowellfan
is Richard Simmons married to a woman?

Dude...Richard Simmons IS a woman.

47 posted on 03/06/2007 3:15:33 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (] Tagline Under Construction [)
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To: TChris

I, for one, think he's at least half-fag.


48 posted on 03/06/2007 3:15:41 PM PST by Thrusher ("There is no peace without victory.")
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To: TChris

I think the main thing she did with her comment was smoke out the three top GOP contenders and complete wusses. If they can't stand up for themselves against media attacks based on what someone else said, how will they fair down the road when they make their own gaffs?

They should have taken a page from Obama's playbook.


49 posted on 03/06/2007 3:16:02 PM PST by Duke Nukum (Chickens are part of the natural cycle of life, and that is why we play chickenball in the house.)
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To: Choose Ye This Day

She really called out our guys, and they sure needed it.

If their response is any indication of their skill in the political arena, we could be in trouble. Obama proved himself way smarter than all three of them.


50 posted on 03/06/2007 3:16:34 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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