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NY Libs Vulgar, Sexist and Racist in Coulter-Maher Debate
Human Events ^ | March 10, 2008 | S. E. Cupp

Posted on 03/10/2009 11:25:01 AM PDT by Zakeet

In an event billed as a “distinguished speaker series” event, Ann Coulter faced off against Bill Maher last night at Radio City Music Hall in New York. In front of 6,000 hissing New York City liberals -- alternately absorbing and answering vulgar, sexist and racist insults from “comedian” Bill Maher -- Coulter battled back against audience shriekers, an unfunny Maher and “moderator” Mark Halperin of Time Magazine in a “debate” that would have been more accurately billed as a cage match and shown on Pay-per-View tv.

The tone was set at the very start. The audience was asked whether they thought President Obama was doing a great job -- or if they "agreed with Rush Limbaugh," which is of course the natural counterpoint. Not exactly a fair question, and the response was predictable.

Ann began her 15-minute opening address by acknowledging that her match up against Bill Maher was kind of like the meeting of Sid and Nancy. We all know how that worked out for Nancy.

Less than 5 minutes into Ann's short speech and the audience had already thrown all decorum out the window. Demonstrating their penchant for suppressing speech they disagree with, audience members yelled obscenities at Coulter, the mildest of which was "go to hell." One gentleman ran up the aisle yelling "We've got a real slut on our hands." This prompted an unfazed Coulter to say, "Aren't liberals polite?" Tonight, anyway, the answer was a resounding "no."

When she had concluded her opening remarks, Maher walked smugly onto the stage to a standing ovation and the kind of adoration usually reserved for feather-haired teen idols who spend weeks on the cover of Tiger Beat. He talked about how racist, greedy, hypocritical and stupid Republicans are, to uproarious laughs and multiple bursts of applause.

Then Maher and Coulter were united by Halperin in the center of the stage for what was supposed to be some rigorous intellectual debate.

It wasn't -- here's a brief recap: They argue about evolution -- Ann says she doesn't believe in it; Bill insults the world's Christians.

They talk about Sarah Palin. Ann thinks she's got a shot at the presidency eventually; Bill calls Palin "Cruella Deville," a "Spokesmodel from the car show" and "dumber [than Bush]" with boobs, only he used a four letter word of course.

They talk about stem cell research -- Ann quotes statistics from Godless; Bill calls embryos "microscopic goo."

They talk about the economy -- Ann says Barney Frank and Chris Dodd are to blame; Bill says the stimulus is "a big package, even for a black guy."

They talk about Bush -- Ann says he kept us safe; Bill says he "spent money like a pimp with a week to live."

And they talk about religion -- Ann says Christians are very tolerant (to loud boos); Bill says that Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal performed an exorcism in college. And means it.

Bill is momentarily heckled, and promptly calls the heckler a seven-letter obscenity beginning with “a” and ending in “e.”

Maher takes potshots at the American public, calling the country stupid with an adroit use of multiple and varied literary devices meant to show how much smarter than the average American he really is.

But the substance -- if you can call it that -- of the discussion took a backseat to the carnage, the uncomfortable back-and-forth between Maher and Coulter, and the infuriating uselessness of Halperin, who practically egged Maher on as he leered and patronized Ann throughout the night, condescendingly calling her "sweetness," and "my darling in the little black dress."

As Coulter fought vainly to stick to a topic, Maher would feign exhaustion over her uncanny penchant for logic and reason, calling her "dunk tank clown," and overseer of the "institute of rectum-derived statistics." At one point, forced to point out his petulance, she said, "Now see, I'm citing facts and you're calling me names," eliciting a throw-away apology and a shudder-inducing pat on the shoulder.

Adding to Maher's total disrespect for, well, everyone, and the audience's total disrespect for Ann, was the overwhelming feeling that this whole charade was rigged. Halperin would cut Ann off to move onto another searing "question," cheered on by the audience every time, but let Maher rattle off 17 off-topic jokes about Ann's genitals or Bush doing drugs.

At one point, while bickering over Obama's campaign promise to pull out of Iraq immediately, Maher successfully goads Halperin into confirming one of his points -- which Halperin does. What kind of "moderator" actually joins in the debate?

A liberal one.

In the end the result was clear: Bill got the most applause in a rigged fight, Ann held her own and liberals have no class. But we already knew that.

This thing belonged in a boxing ring in Atlantic City or Vegas with Jerry Springer as referee.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: anncoulter; billmaher; civility; coulter; debate; halperin; humanevents; maher; rudedems
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1 posted on 03/10/2009 11:25:01 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

why does she take part in this crap?


2 posted on 03/10/2009 11:28:44 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: t1b8zs

She does not back down from a fight and the money is probably not bad. I wonder how many of the NYC lib cum live in rent control apts?


3 posted on 03/10/2009 11:30:18 AM PDT by Frantzie (Boycott GE - they own NBC, MSNBC, CNBC & Universal. Boycott Disney - they own ABC)
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To: t1b8zs

“why does she take part in this crap?”

Believe it or not but Coulter and Maher are supposedly friends. With friends like him....well you know the rest.


4 posted on 03/10/2009 11:30:28 AM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf the unborn)
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To: Zakeet

Just damn. The Looney Left are true to form; rude, obnoxious and around-the-bend. I don’t know why Ann would do such a debate unless it was televised for all to see. At least that way, people could see for themselves just how ‘out there’ the Left really is. Instead, we will read reviews from both sides....


5 posted on 03/10/2009 11:32:46 AM PDT by SueRae
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To: Zakeet

Just damn. The Looney Left are true to form; rude, obnoxious and around-the-bend. I don’t know why Ann would do such a debate unless it was televised for all to see. At least that way, people could see for themselves just how ‘out there’ the Left really is. Instead, we will read reviews from both sides....


6 posted on 03/10/2009 11:32:46 AM PDT by SueRae
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To: t1b8zs

She is used to getting slammed by Liberals and everytime they do it, she goes to the bank with a big check. That’s why she went into this arena. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$


7 posted on 03/10/2009 11:32:54 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: Frantzie

perhaps you should ask the moderator for an edit


8 posted on 03/10/2009 11:33:14 AM PDT by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: Zakeet

I’m not sure why she even agree to speak at something like that, but I wish I had half of her tenacity and courage to speak the truth regardless of her surroundings.


9 posted on 03/10/2009 11:33:56 AM PDT by Taggart_D
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To: LottieDah
I asked last week whats up with one in NY then another tonight in Boston..whats this some type of traveling conservative bashing show? How bout one in Greenville SC instead of these liberal hell holes?
10 posted on 03/10/2009 11:34:30 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: Zakeet
A debate between two unfunny anti-intellectual demogogues who cater to the worst elements of their respective ideological camps. What could be more entertaining?
11 posted on 03/10/2009 11:34:49 AM PDT by curiosity
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To: Zakeet

wish I could have been there.


12 posted on 03/10/2009 11:35:11 AM PDT by meandog (The only "Bush" sounding surname worth a damn belongs to NASCAR's Kurt&Kyle Busch--not GEORGE!)
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To: Zakeet

Given that she solidly outclasses Maher in virtually every categoty (looks at the top of the list of course)...it’s still worth knowing about.

Maher totally fits into the Obamaloon crowd.

No knowledge of math, economics, or anything useful.

Lots of knowledge about DC, Hollywierd, and other aberrations of evolution.


13 posted on 03/10/2009 11:35:17 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: t1b8zs

“lay down with pigs..”

Maybe Ann thought her fans would come out. If so, there would be carnage in the hall.


14 posted on 03/10/2009 11:35:19 AM PDT by y6162
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To: Zakeet
They talk about Bush -- Ann says he kept us safe; Bill says he "spent money like a pimp with a week to live."

They were both right on this one.

15 posted on 03/10/2009 11:35:27 AM PDT by GunRunner
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To: Zakeet

I think I’d actually like to see Coulter fight Maher in a ring. I don’t think he has any b@lls and would be pummeled by Ann.


16 posted on 03/10/2009 11:35:37 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Infantry Soldier presently instructing at Ft. Benning.)
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To: curiosity

“A debate between two unfunny anti-intellectual demogogues who cater to the worst elements of their respective ideological camps”

Ann is very witty and intellectual.

I don’t know which two you are referring to.


17 posted on 03/10/2009 11:38:04 AM PDT by y6162
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To: t1b8zs
why does she take part in this crap?

It's a show, and she (like Maher) is an entertainer. Heckling comes with the territory; it's part of her business. She puts up with it because it makes her money.

18 posted on 03/10/2009 11:39:45 AM PDT by curiosity
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To: y6162
Ann is very witty and intellectual.

She used to be.

20 posted on 03/10/2009 11:40:57 AM PDT by curiosity
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To: t1b8zs

“why does she take part in this crap?”

Because, her and Bill are ex-lovers and it is all in fun. It is a way for them to amuse themselves.


21 posted on 03/10/2009 11:41:37 AM PDT by freeplancer
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To: Zakeet
NY is full of simple minded sick liberals with the manners of a baboon.
22 posted on 03/10/2009 11:41:41 AM PDT by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: Zakeet; Mrs. B.S. Roberts

Ann, We all have a limited time in this life. Why in the heck are you wasting a precious bit on people like this? Don’t tell me you didn’t know ahead of time what the night would be like. Don’t do that again.


23 posted on 03/10/2009 11:42:30 AM PDT by CaptainAmiigaf ( NY Times: We print the news as it fits our views.)
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To: t1b8zs

Money?


24 posted on 03/10/2009 11:42:35 AM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: Baynative

“... when you wrestle with pigs all you get is filthy and smelly - and the pig likes it.”

And so does Anne’s bank account. The more she hangs around with those swine, the more material she gets for subsequent books.


25 posted on 03/10/2009 11:42:37 AM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf the unborn)
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To: Zakeet

Is it me or just this photograph or is Ann getting hotter?


26 posted on 03/10/2009 11:43:47 AM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: t1b8zs
How bout one in Greenville SC instead of these liberal hell holes?

You gotta take the fight to the enemy;sometimes that means going into the belly of the beast.
27 posted on 03/10/2009 11:44:54 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee ("No pale pastels,but bold colors".....Ronnie,we sure do miss you,sir!)
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To: curiosity
A debate between two unfunny anti-intellectual demogogues who cater to the worst elements of their respective ideological camps. What could be more entertaining?

And you are either ignorant of who Ann really is, or not a conservative.
28 posted on 03/10/2009 11:45:45 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (GOP: If you reward bad behavior all you get is more bad behavior.)
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To: t1b8zs

I don’t know why she puts up with it. She and Maher are friends? I’ve always thought highly of Ann but she doesn’t need to do this. I don’t think it helps her. She can’t need the money that much, or is she truly a media -—?


29 posted on 03/10/2009 11:46:30 AM PDT by LeavingNewYork
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To: curiosity

She may be a demogogue but Ann is far from an anti-intellectual. She has the stats and facts to back up her assertions but enjoys tweaking the libs.


30 posted on 03/10/2009 11:47:38 AM PDT by danmyte (dana)
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To: GunRunner
Bill says he "spent money like a pimp with a week to live."

Bill gets one (1) point for this remark which is slightly funny and also true.

Of course, Obama is spending six times the amount in 1/48th of the time. AND he's spending the money on toxic lefty crap. AND he's raising taxes rather than reducing them.

31 posted on 03/10/2009 11:51:50 AM PDT by agere_contra (So ... where's the birth certificate?)
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To: Frantzie

She does not back down from a fight and the money is probably not bad.

I would like to see this “debate” on HBO. It would be an eye opener for many to see the degenerate left in action.


32 posted on 03/10/2009 11:52:37 AM PDT by y6162
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To: t1b8zs
why does she take part in this crap?

I've no idea, it's beyond my imagining that anyone could need the money THAT bad, and how much money are we talking about anyway? She sells a lot of books and doesn't need to take abuse to sell books. She seems too sensible to be a masochist or an attention hog. Too smart to believe she can convert idiots with logic.

Who can say? Different strokes.

33 posted on 03/10/2009 11:54:04 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (American Revolution II -- overdue.)
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To: swain_forkbeard
Is it me or just this photograph or is Ann getting hotter?

She's getting hotter!

As for Maher, he's getting dumber and uglier. One of the many reasons I cancelled HBO...

34 posted on 03/10/2009 11:54:43 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: curiosity

I agree that Ann is “anti-intellectual”. It appears that you are the “intellectual”. Ann is intelligent. I’m not sure about you.


35 posted on 03/10/2009 11:54:51 AM PDT by Mr Ducklips
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To: t1b8zs

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36 posted on 03/10/2009 11:55:00 AM PDT by usshadley (crying racism--the new "last refuge of the scoundrel")
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To: freeplancer
her and Bill are ex-lovers

That is insane. And untrue.

37 posted on 03/10/2009 11:56:19 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (American Revolution II -- overdue.)
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To: Zakeet
This thread needs more Ann pics!


38 posted on 03/10/2009 11:57:52 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast; freeplancer

I can’t believe she would have ever been so desperate as to have slept with this Garden Gnome named Maher....


39 posted on 03/10/2009 11:59:19 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

My take is she is doing it for new material.

Next book “Brainless”?

She doesn’t need the money, but she probably enjoys the challenge, and it gives her video material for her guest appearances to prove her points about libs.

But what we are experiencing now is like in 1860—the pressure in the pot is building, and it is not going to end well. It won’t be blue and grey this time—it will be blue and red.


40 posted on 03/10/2009 11:59:34 AM PDT by exit82 (The Obama Cabinet: There was more brainpower on Gilligan's Island.)
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To: GunRunner

True. But if Bush spent money like a pimp with a week to live, what the hell does that make Obama?


41 posted on 03/10/2009 12:00:46 PM PDT by rintense (Go Israel!)
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To: GunRunner

he “spent money like a pimp with a week to live.”

Actually that would be Obama and his ho Nancy...


42 posted on 03/10/2009 12:01:53 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Zakeet
In an event billed as a “distinguished speaker series” event, Ann Coulter faced off against Bill Maher ...

If anything bill maher is involved in can be called "distinguished speaker series," then my septic tank is a cooking utensil.

43 posted on 03/10/2009 12:12:38 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats, the party of evil. Republicans, the party of stupid.)
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To: t1b8zs

Since Maher thinks that he is smarter than everyone else on earth, and fancies himself to be a great liberal pundit, instead of Ann Coulter, perhaps he should debate Dennis Miller. After all Miller isn’t a woman, so it shouldn’t be too distracting for Maher.


44 posted on 03/10/2009 12:31:08 PM PDT by DaiHuy (')
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To: SoldierDad
“b@lls” = balls; aka nuts..
45 posted on 03/10/2009 12:35:07 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: LeavingNewYork

I belive the word your searching for is “whore”


46 posted on 03/10/2009 12:37:01 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: LeavingNewYork
You should have gone, you could have yelled that at her.
47 posted on 03/10/2009 12:39:47 PM PDT by Syncro (NerObama Parties Hardy And fiddles While The American Economy Burns)
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To: Zakeet

Was Bill sh!tfaced drunk and wearing his ‘Crockodile Hunter’ halloween costume again?


48 posted on 03/10/2009 12:57:20 PM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: danmyte
She may be a demogogue but Ann is far from an anti-intellectual.

She's become one. Exhibit A: her wholesale embrace of creationism.

49 posted on 03/10/2009 12:58:29 PM PDT by curiosity
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To: curiosity
A debate between two unfunny anti-intellectual demogogues who cater to the worst elements of their respective ideological camps.

You liberals always put being "intellectual" at the top of your list of virtues, so I'm assuming you think you are one, correct? Myself, I happen to think intellectuals are informed narcissists, especially those who think and say they are intellectual, like you.

50 posted on 03/10/2009 1:01:19 PM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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