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National Review Cans Columnist Ann Coulter
Washington Post ^ | 10/2/01 | Howard Kurtz

Posted on 10/01/2001 10:00:14 PM PDT by Jean S

Edited on 09/03/2002 4:49:21 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

Even by her usual incendiary standards, Ann Coulter's response to the terrorist attacks was something of a jaw-dropper.

"We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity," the conservative commentator declared in her column on National Review Online.

Those words created an uproar at the Web site, which refused to run a follow-up piece in which Coulter singled out what she called "swarthy males." She promptly began bad-mouthing National Review, which responded by axing her as a contributing editor.


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1 posted on 10/01/2001 10:00:14 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: JeanS
I might've required an explanation for the "Christianize 'em" suggestion and an apology for the "swarthy" comment, but I think canning her was a mistake.
2 posted on 10/01/2001 10:05:03 PM PDT by American Soldier
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To: JeanS
GO ANN! Screw the mealy-mouths.
3 posted on 10/01/2001 10:05:07 PM PDT by Northpaw
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To: Northpaw
I'm with ya ANN!!
4 posted on 10/01/2001 10:05:42 PM PDT by smolensk
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To: JeanS
Asked for comment, National Review Online Editor Jonah Goldberg said: "We didn't feel we wanted to be associated with the comments expressed in those two columns. We got a lot of complaints from sponsors and a lot of complaints from readers left, right and center. We've decided for editorial reasons we think are sound that we're no longer going to run Ann Coulter's syndicated column."

Uh-huh. Didn't Trixie's boy call for conquering Africa a few months ago? How is what Coulter said substantially different?

5 posted on 10/01/2001 10:05:59 PM PDT by Plummz
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To: JeanS
Ann was writing hours after the death of her good friend Barbara Olson. And what she said in both columns was basically true.
6 posted on 10/01/2001 10:07:35 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: JeanS
She said yesterday that National Review Editor Rich Lowry and his deputies "are just girly-boys."

Does anyone have an e-mail address for Ann Coulter? I'd like to meet this feisty dame and teach her to play hockey.

7 posted on 10/01/2001 10:08:43 PM PDT by Alberta's Child
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To: Arthur McGowan
HELL TO PAY, EH?
8 posted on 10/01/2001 10:09:26 PM PDT by slym
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To: Plummz
Go Ann Go------ This swarthy male loves you! You can check my passport anytime.
9 posted on 10/01/2001 10:09:27 PM PDT by pushforbush
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To: JeanS
On Maher's ABC show, Coulter accused National Review of having "censored" her by refusing to run the follow-up column. She said yesterday that National Review Editor Rich Lowry and his deputies "are just girly-boys."

I love it! She is absolutely correct.

10 posted on 10/01/2001 10:09:37 PM PDT by independentmind
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To: Plummz
What a bunch of wimps at National Review.

I love you Ann. Will you marry me?

11 posted on 10/01/2001 10:09:49 PM PDT by UbIwerks
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To: Alberta's Child
As idiotic as her column was, firing seems extreme. Especially under the circumstances. Of course, I don't know other details in her relationship with NROL.
12 posted on 10/01/2001 10:11:12 PM PDT by Doctor Stochastic
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To: JeanS
"We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity,"

forced conversion? sheesh. Back to the dark ages.

13 posted on 10/01/2001 10:11:24 PM PDT by Ymani Cricket
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To: JeanS
ANOTHER reason to not read National Review.
14 posted on 10/01/2001 10:12:14 PM PDT by looscannon
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To: Plummz
I might suggest to all that National Review has done more for the Coservative cause than Ann Coulter will ever be able to do.
15 posted on 10/01/2001 10:13:01 PM PDT by BoomerBob
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To: JeanS
National Review cans Columnist Ann Coulter

How could they?


You're either with Ann Coulter - or you're with the terrorists!

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16 posted on 10/01/2001 10:13:37 PM PDT by ppaul
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To: Doctor Stochastic
National Review never struck me as the kind of place for people who are not staid, middle-aged men. I guess Jonah "Girly-Boy" Goldberg is probably the next to go.
17 posted on 10/01/2001 10:13:40 PM PDT by Alberta's Child
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"We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity," the conservative commentator declared in her column on National Review Online.

Convert them? How? By force? Somehow I doubt they would've welcomed us with open arms.

18 posted on 10/01/2001 10:13:50 PM PDT by JMJ333
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To: BoomerBob
That's nice, but doesn't at all answer my question.
19 posted on 10/01/2001 10:14:21 PM PDT by Plummz
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To: Ymani Cricket
It sounds awfully tongue in cheek to me. I don't see what the uproar is all about.
20 posted on 10/01/2001 10:14:23 PM PDT by Critter
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To: Ymani Cricket
"We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity," forced conversion? sheesh. Back to the dark ages.

Unfortunately, if the damn 1st Amendment wasn't in the way, some of the Christian folk on FR would gladly try it, no doubt in an effort to trigger the "rapture" or some other poppycock.
21 posted on 10/01/2001 10:14:24 PM PDT by Conservative til I die
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To: Ymani Cricket
You can't put those countries BACK to the Dark Ages - they never left.
22 posted on 10/01/2001 10:14:50 PM PDT by ValerieUSA
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To: JeanS
In a related story, Alberta's Child expressed some disappointment and extreme envy about this turn of events.

"Damn it!" he said, "I've wanted to 'can' Ann Coulter for a long time!"

23 posted on 10/01/2001 10:15:43 PM PDT by Alberta's Child
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To: JeanS
National Review practicing the "measured response."
24 posted on 10/01/2001 10:15:53 PM PDT by First_Salute
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To: JeanS
I have been a subscriber to National Review since 1956 (yup, I was 13), but I've had it with the current group of -- well, 'girly-boys'.

Ann, of course, is right. Invade, kill the leaders and convert them -- one could say, finish the Crusades and make the world a better place.

After 45 years, I'm done with NR.

25 posted on 10/01/2001 10:15:56 PM PDT by winstonchurchill
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To: Ymani Cricket
Okay, she did not say forced conversion. She said, "convert them to Christianity" which is not the same thing as "forcing" them to do anything. That is just a Christian term and not offensive if you understand the meaning.

Great freepname btw.!

26 posted on 10/01/2001 10:16:25 PM PDT by ladyinred
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To: JeanS
Okay, This is an Ann Coulter thread, now where is her picture?!
27 posted on 10/01/2001 10:16:29 PM PDT by Vindibudd
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To: JeanS
National Review went down the drain of Political Correctness quite awhile ago in my opinion. Firing Ann Coulter is their homage to the "diversity is our strength" crowd.
28 posted on 10/01/2001 10:16:30 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: Conservative til I die
some of the Christian folk on FR would gladly try it, no doubt in an effort to trigger the "rapture" or some other poppycock

Christian bashing is okay?!

29 posted on 10/01/2001 10:16:48 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: JeanS
Note to National Review:

BAD MOVE!

30 posted on 10/01/2001 10:17:04 PM PDT by StoneColdGOP
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To: JMJ333
How easy it would be to "convert" these folks!!


31 posted on 10/01/2001 10:17:13 PM PDT by JMJ333
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To: JeanS
Ann Coulter doesn't need RINOs! They need her.
32 posted on 10/01/2001 10:18:25 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Arthur McGowan
Coulter says her line about "convert them to Christianity" has been misconstrued and was aimed at those celebrating the attacks. "I wasn't talking about Muslims generally," she says. "I was talking about the crazed homicidal maniacs dancing in the streets."

Oh. So that's all right, then.

As an apologist for Christianity, Ann Coulter is less than convincing. She already has a pretty good schtick as The Sexy Blonde Republican; she should stick with it.

33 posted on 10/01/2001 10:18:33 PM PDT by Romulus
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To: Plummz
I am suggesting that NR has given us nearly 60 years of sound conservative thought and I think that they would deserve the benefit of the doubt in who they choose to use as contributing editors.
34 posted on 10/01/2001 10:18:43 PM PDT by BoomerBob
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To: ppaul
Oops, spoke too soon. Thanks!
35 posted on 10/01/2001 10:18:52 PM PDT by Vindibudd
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To: all
They have gay writers there as well. Barf alert!
36 posted on 10/01/2001 10:18:58 PM PDT by I_Love_My_Husband
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To: JMJ333
They're calling us 'monkies'? ROFLOL!
37 posted on 10/01/2001 10:19:04 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Plummz
Didn't Trixie's boy call for conquering Africa a few months ago?

Yep. What a hypocrite.

39 posted on 10/01/2001 10:19:19 PM PDT by Roscoe
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To: JeanS
I just got a big mailing from National review trying to get me to subscribe! They mention Ann Coulter as one of their great contributors! I am going to return the card refusing since they fired her!
If even the conservatives are going to go for a PC war, we are in trouble.
40 posted on 10/01/2001 10:19:49 PM PDT by ladyinred
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To: Vindibudd
...where is her picture?!

Open your eyes. See the gratuitous image at #16 above.

41 posted on 10/01/2001 10:19:52 PM PDT by ppaul
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To: Plummz
I thought Ann's statement was good and gutsy. It had a great kick-ass edge. As I've read Jonah's recent column about the Bill Maher flap, he feels torn. Can't decide whether Maher should be fired or not. Hmmmm, I wonder if he's thinking of replacing Coulter with Maher at National Review.

Who's words do you suppose our troops would rather have as they are marching off to Afghanistan? Coulter's or Maher's?

42 posted on 10/01/2001 10:20:52 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: JeanS
National Review, that's the main Republican ragmag headed by W.F Buckley is it not? Well the left wing of the Republican party has just fired the first shot in the war that will tear apart the GOP if they continue to alienate the right. What is wrong with the truth? Here is some truth, the citizens of America are at war, the govt is wobbling. The citizens of America are ready to sacrifice and win, the govt is studying. Gen Shelton resigned today, any link to our weak response to an attack?
43 posted on 10/01/2001 10:21:13 PM PDT by jeremiah
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To: JeanS
Well, no one ever accused Jolly Jonah of being especially tolerant of those with whose views he demurs to even a single degree. Remember - all it takes is for him to pout even once and Mommie Dearest bans the miscreants' Websites from having their material posted as threads on hers.
44 posted on 10/01/2001 10:21:37 PM PDT by BluesDuke
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To: kcvl
Christian bashing is not OK (I'm one).

Christian bigot bashing is very OK. In fact its a moral obligation.
45 posted on 10/01/2001 10:22:48 PM PDT by Conservative til I die
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To: Conservative til I die
Some Christain folk of FR would gladly try it (kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity)

Yeah -- Bible in one hand and nuclear device in the other, right?

You are one delusional patient. Please don't forget your medication.

46 posted on 10/01/2001 10:23:43 PM PDT by F16Fighter
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To: ppaul
She promptly began bad-mouthing National Review, which responded by axing her as a contributing editor.

Ann then went after National Review, I like that. What are they democrats over there? Conservative in the radical sense is Ann Coulter. What losers they will now become. FReep em GOOD!

47 posted on 10/01/2001 10:23:59 PM PDT by TLBSHOW
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To: winstonchurchill
"After 45 years, I'm done with NR."

After many years, I'm giving that consideration myself.

48 posted on 10/01/2001 10:24:27 PM PDT by blam
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To: JeanS
Philosophy like that is what started the Crusades a thousand years ago......

And it is still the right idea.

49 posted on 10/01/2001 10:24:29 PM PDT by mgstarr
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To: BoomerBob
Well, you can defer to "authority" all you wnat but it yet again doesn't answer my question.
50 posted on 10/01/2001 10:24:38 PM PDT by Plummz
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