Skip to comments.Ann Coulter Is Not a Satirist (SLATE)
Posted on 10/24/2013 1:02:29 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
Ann Coulter is unlike nearly every conservative pundit out there. She breaks with the tradition of shouty demagoguery, favoring instead a pose of serene detachment rooted in an endless ability to be pleased with herself for pissing off the liberals. Unlike many of her compatriots on the right, Coulter is unburdened by concerns that liberals are passing judgment. Call her a racist, and she'll shrug in delight instead of throwing a tantrum of "nuh-uhs" and "you're the real racist!" She makes sinking to the bottom look like floating above it all, which maddens her critics and delights her fans.
Because of all this, it's awfully tempting to believe, as Chris Sosa at Salon does, that Coulter is a satirist who is mocking our entire system of political discourse, and who has no political views of her own other than a loathing for her fellow Americans with their relentlessly tiresome belief that the world of politics matters. Calling her act a "charade" and a form of "satire," Sosa argues that "Ann Coulter had found the perfect recipe: treating news spaces as comedy platforms where she could deliberately make ridiculous statements to infuriate liberals who would be too dense to notice what was going on."
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Join the club, libs. We conservatives haven't quite got her figured out either.
She's a different kind of animal, a plain old charlatan, willing to say or do anything in order to get you to buy her book.
Well, she’s not really been herself lately, pining for Mitt and all.
Lately I think she is just as pleased pissing off conservatives.
You see, conservatives are hateful. Unlike the author of this five paragraph fact-free ad hominem.
Amanda Marcotte is the same jerk who still insists that the Duke lacrosse boys should have fried.
As is typical of all communists the SLATE crowd is good at describing itself. Just not so good at admitting it. Their attacks are always done with mirrors. They are guilty of whatever they say is true of their enemy of the day.
I believe Slate finally got something right.
While I'm willing to concede that Amanda Marcotte is certifiably an expert at employing "shouty demagoguery", she is clearly off the mark here.
Amanda apparently believes that anybody who can make a cogent argument in favor of an opinion that differs from hers must by definition be a demagogue.
Bzzzzzzt... Wrong answer, Amanda.
But thanks for playing the game...
Coulter is a skilled polemicist, and not a political or social scientist. (And that’s why she makes many times more money than academicians.)
But who among us isn’t pleased with ourselves when we piss off liberals?
Ann's a polemicist [and that's not dirty]. Why bother trying to figure out what she's up to? Just enjoy her when you like what she says.
When Coulter was perhaps a bit more popular on FR than she is now one poster said of Ann Coulter something to the effect of ‘why do liberals hate Ann Coulter? Because she plays by their rules’.
ANN THE BRAINY BEAUTY INSIDE AND OUT:
You see, conservatives are hateful. Unlike the author of this five paragraph fact-free ad hominem....
YES MARR.... AND SHE USES THE P### IN HER SCREED... A WORD NOT GENERALLY USED BY ANY PERSON I’VE EVER KNOW WHO IS WORTH A TINKERS D%%% ...SO..