Coulter on Defense updated
This is beautiful. After making an utter fool out of herself this morning on
MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” (as Benny posted in Hot Topics), Coulter completes the act by releasing the
most defensive, poor me, whining admission of utter victimhood that we could
have hoped to see from her in print. Never mind that during the Matthews interview, where an unprecedented full hour was allotted Coulter, she also admitted that if she actually did what Elizabeth Edwards asked,
which was to stop making personal attacks on her subjects, she’d also have to
stop writing books. Says it all. But her latest column, published in Human Events in the hopes of keeping that magazine relevant, is an startling admission
of — wait for it — poor me, victimhood. Set your whining meter on high.
The Edwards campaign is apparently still running low on donations, so this
week they went back to their top fundraiser: me.
I doubled the ratings of the lowest-rated cable news show on Tuesday by agreeing
to go on for a full hour to promote my new paperback version of “Godless”
— a mistake I won’t make again. As I was walking to the set, minutes before
airtime, it was casually mentioned to me that Elizabeth Edwards, wife of Democratic
presidential candidate, John Edwards, might call in.
For the first time in recorded history, the show’s host did not interrupt
a guest, but let Elizabeth Edwards ramble on and on, allowing her to browbeat
me for being mean to her husband.
Say, did any TV host ever surprise Al Franken, Bill Maher or Arianna Huffington
with a call by the wife of someone they’ve made nasty remarks about? How about
a call to John Edwards from the wife of a doctor he bankrupted with his junk-science
I think I may have tuned out at some point, so I can only speak to the first
45 minutes of Elizabeth Edwards’ harangue, but it mostly consisted of utterly
dishonest renditions of things I had said on my “Good Morning America”
interview this week and a column I wrote four years ago. (You can’t rush Edwards’
“rapid response team”!) She claimed I had launched unprovoked attacks
on the Edwards’ dead son and called for a terrorist attack on her husband.
Right, poor abused Annie. Elizabeth Edwards “browbeat me.”
“Say, did any TV host ever surprise Al Franken, Bill Maher or Arianna Huffington
with a call by the wife of someone they’ve made nasty remarks about?”
I read part of the article to which Coulter refers on my show. Here
… ..At least when Gephardt exploits a family tragedy, he doesn’t expect
praise for not exploiting a family tragedy. John Edwards injects his son’s
fatal car accident into his campaign by demanding that everyone notice how
he refuses to inject his son’s fatal car accident into his campaign.
Edwards has talked about his son’s death in a 1996 car accident on “Good
Morning America,” in dozens of profiles and in his new book. (“It
was and is the most important fact of my life.”) His 1998 Senate campaign
ads featured film footage of Edwards at a learning lab he founded in honor
of his son, titled “The Wade Edwards Learning Lab.” He wears his
son’s Outward Bound pin on his suit lapel. He was going to wear it on his
sleeve, until someone suggested that might be a little too “on the nose.”
If you want points for not using your son’s death politically, don’t you
have to take down all those “Ask me about my son’s death in a horrific
car accident” bumper stickers? Edwards is like a politician who keeps
announcing that he will not use his opponent’s criminal record for partisan
political advantage. I absolutely refuse to mention the name of my dearly
beloved and recently departed son killed horribly in a car accident, which
affected me deeply, to score cheap political points. … ..
Of course, vicious wingnuts like Ann only perform their mudslinging slander behind
people’s backs. She’s simply not up to a one-on-one confrontation. She “tuned”
Mrs. Edwards out at some point she says, obviously because she just couldn’t
take the honesty coming at her.
The truth of the matter, regardless of all the tut-tut-tutting of the talking
heads, is that Elizabeth Edwards’ open heart stunned Coulter’s dark, rotted soul
to the point where this venomous creature could only flip her blonde locks and
shift in her seat, while wearing a black cocktail dress better displayed when the bats come out. Classless media vampire who at long last has claimed the mantle of “victim,”
because mean Elizabeth Edwards called her out in the light of day.
Poor, Ann. It’s the media! The suckled teat from which she’s gotten her nourishment her entire career has turned on her! She’s been had! Sean Hannity’s shrill succubus Stick Shiksa feels abused.