7.27.2004

USA TODAY SACKS ANN COULTER

USA Today rejected the unintelligible radical ramblings of chief name-calling GOP apologist Ann Coulter, whom it had hired as a columnist during the Democratic National Convention in Boston this week.

“Apparently," Coulter says in comments published in conservative journal Human Events, "USA Today doesn’t like my ‘tone,’ humor, sarcasm, etc. etc., which raises the intriguing question of why they hired me to write forthem in the first place. Perhaps they thought they were getting Catherine Coulter.”

Humor, however, implies that jabs or criticisms are funny, something that seems to be lost on foaming-at-the-mouth Coulter. A cursory glance at her puerile tactics of baseless accusations, demonization and non sequitur reveals the two-dimensional approach that extreme right-wingers espouse.

One has to wonder why the usually moderate USA Today would employ such an extremist as Coulter. Salon.com reminds us that responsible conservatives have decried her support for terrorism in saying after Sept. 11, "My only regret with Timothy McVeigh is he did not go to the New York Times Building."

(Salon also calls Coulter "a factually challenged name-caller.")

Below is the text of Coulter's spiked column, complete with comments from USA Today, in its entirety as posted by Human Events. I pity the poor USA Today editor who had tried to extract logic from the wild-eyed hatchet job that passes as writing in some circles.

Here at the Spawn of Satan convention in Boston, conservatives are deploying a series of covert signals to identify one another, much like gay men do. My alliesare the ones wearing crosses or American flags. The people sporting shirts emblazoned with the "F-word" are my opponents. Also, as always, the pretty girls andcops are on my side, most of them barely able to conceal their eye-rolling.

USA Today: EYE-ROLLING? AT WHAT?

Democrats are constantly suing and slandering police as violent, fascist racists -- with the exception of Boston's police, who'll be lauded as national heroes rightup until the Democrats pack up and leave town on Friday, whereupon they'll revert to their natural state of being fascist, racist pigs.

USA Today: WHAT DEMOCRATS SUE THE POLICE? BUT THEY WON'T ACTUALLY REVERT TO BEING FASCIST PIGS, DON'T YOUMEAN THE DEMS WILL THINK THEY HAVE REVERTED TO BEING FASCIST PIGS?

A speaker at the Democratic National Convention this year, Al Sharpton, accused white police officers of raping and defacing Tawana Brawley in 1987, lunaticcharges that eventually led to a defamation lawsuit against Sharpton and even more eventually, to Sharpton paying a jury award to the defamed plaintiff StevePagones. So it’s a real mystery why cops wouldn’t like Democrats.

USA Today: IS THAT LAST SENTENCE SARCASTIC? IF SO, YOU SURE LOST ME.

As for the pretty girls, I can only guess that it’s because liberal boys never try to make a move on you without the UN Security Council's approval. Plus, it’s no fun riding around in those dinky little hybrid cars. My pretty-girl allies stick out like a sore thumb amongst the corn-fed, no make-up, natural fiber, no-braneeding, sandal-wearing, hirsute, somewhat fragrant hippie chick pie wagons they call "women" at the Democratic National Convention.

USA Today: NOT FUNNY, I DON'T GET IT.

Apparently, the nuts at the Democratic National Convention are going to be put in cages outside the convention hall. Sadly, they won't be fighting to the death asis done in WWE caged matches. They're calling this the "protestor's area," although I suppose a better name would be the "truth-free zone".

USA Today: CLARIFY WHICH NUTS (NOTE FROM AC: THAT KILLS THE JOKE OF THE NEXT PARAGRAPH)

I thought this was a great idea until I realized the “nut” category did not include Sharpton, Al Gore, Bill Clinton, and Teddy Kennedy -- all featured speakers atthe convention. I’d say the actual policy is only untelegenic nuts get the cages, but little Dennis Kucinich is speaking at the Convention, too. So it must be cagesfor “nuts who have not run for president as serious candidates for the Democratic Party.”

Looking at the line-up of speakers at the Convention, I have developed the 7-11 challenge: I will quit making fun of, for example, Dennis Kucinich, if he canprove he can run a 7-11 properly for 8 hours. We’ll even let him have an hour or so of preparation before we open up. Within 8 hours, the money will be gone,the store will be empty, and he’ll be explaining how three 11-year olds came in and asked for the money and he gave it to them.

USA Today: I DON'T GET IT.

For 20 years, the Democrats wouldn’t let Jimmy Carter within 100 miles of a Convention podium. The fact that Carter is now their most respectable speaker tellsyou where that party is today. Maybe they just want to remind Americans who got us into this Middle East mess in the first place. We’ve got millions of fanaticalMuslims trying to slaughter Americans while shouting “Allah Akbar!” Yeah, let’s turn the nation over to these guys.

With any luck, Gore will uncork his speech comparing Republicans to Nazis. Just a few weeks ago, Gore gave a speech accusing the Bush administration ofdeploying “digital Brown Shirts” to intimidate journalists and pressure the media into writing good things about Bush -- in case you were wondering where allthose glowing articles about Bush were coming from.

The last former government official to slake his thirst so deeply with the kool-aid and become a far-left peacenik was Ramsey Clarke and it took him a few yearsto really blossom. Clinton must have done some number on Gore. Then again, with his yen for earth tones in a man's wardrobe, maybe Gore's references to"Brown Shirts" was intended as a compliment.

Only one major newspaper -- the Boston Herald -- reported Gore’s “Brown Shirt” comment, though a Bush campaign spokesman's statement quoting the"Brown Shirt" line made it into the very last sentence of a Los Angeles Times article. The New York Times responded with an article criticizing “both”Republicans and Democrats for using Nazi imagery. Democrats call Republicans Nazis, the Republicans quote the Democrats calling Republicans Nazis and “both” are using Nazi imagery. (It’s a cycle of violence!)

The nuts in the cages are virtual Bertrand Russells compared to the official speakers at the Democratic Convention. On the basis of their placards, I gather thecaged-nut position is that they love the troops so much, they don’t want them to get hurt defending America from terrorist attack. “Support the troops,” the signssay, “bring them home.”

That’s my new position on all government workers, except the 5% who aren’t useless, which is to say cops, prosecutors, firemen and U.S. servicemen. I lovebureaucrats at the National Endowment of the Arts funding crucifixes submerged in urine so much -- I think they should go home. I love public school teacherspunishing any mention of God and banning Christmas songs so much -- I think they should go home.

Walking back from the convention site I chatted with a normal Bostonian for several blocks -- who must have identified me through our covert system of signals.He was mostly bemused by the Democrats’ primetime speakers and told me he used to be an independent, but for the last 20 years found himself voting mostlyRepublican. Then he corrected himself and said he votes for the “American.”

I’d say I love all these Democrats in Boston so much I want them to go home, but I don’t. I want Americans to get a good long look at the French Party and keep the 7-11 challenge in mind.

USA Today: WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY "THE FRENCH PARTY"? I DON'T GET IT.



3 Comments:

Blogger Chicarita said...

All I got out of that was that Ann Coulter is mean and values only "macho" men and materialism. Her column sounds like me when I'm being far too emotional about things and need to be sedated. Heaven help me. The fact I can see some resemblance scares me. The only saving grace I can take to bed is that my general attitude isn't hateful, and I'm working to halt the bad-nasties. Sounds like she's embracing the mean.

Thankfully USA Today thought twice about embracing her.

July 28, 2004 at 5:52 PM  
Blogger B-Dawg said...

Don't forget that her "pretty-girl allies" are a part of her vaguely "master race" allusions as to what is good and right.

Heaven help us.

July 28, 2004 at 11:22 PM  
Blogger Chicarita said...

Yes, pretty much the gist of her comments sounded like typical WASP ideals. She advocates elitism, materialism, racism and no doubt many more of those bad -isms through a very thin veil of what she thinks is funny writing but what comes off as pretentious mean-spiritedness. I'd re-read her diatribe, but my mind is mush from dealing with about 90 children and then an outraged Right to Lifer over the course of my day.

Scarily, Coulter's opinions echo my mother, who's lost most sense of the better points of her ethnicity and embraces far too much of the "go along to get along" mentality to distance herself from her native culture.

It's time I find a more pro-active approach to broadening my horizons.

July 29, 2004 at 12:55 AM  

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