Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Apparently Ann Coulter is Pro-Terrorism

Have you heard the insane Ann Coulter's newest verbal diarrhea?? She wished that John Edwards would be "killed in a terrorist assassination plot." Hmm--and here I thought that conservatives like her were anti-terror. Silly me. Of course we all know it's just a bumper sticker phrase for them and tool to exploit for elections.

Elizabeth Edwards actually called up Hardball on MSNBC to talk to Coulter and took the high road asking her to stop the hate. That is highly commendable but it won't work because hate and vitriol is all that Coulter knows.

Why does the MSM let this loony on their shows if they have "learned their lesson" with the Don Imus affair?!! I'll tell you why--they know that she will say absurd, shocking things that will bring attention and ratings to their shows and thus more money for the corporate elite.

They are willing to take that chance in the name of profits because if a "flap" arises over comments like this then they'll simply not have her back. Thus they won't be out any money or experience much loss of viewers because they'll hold some other shiny object in front of our eyes to distract us. That is how stupid and clueless this country has become.

The MSM use to be the champions of the people who didn't have a voice and who were not being heard by their politicians. Now, however, they have become bottom feeders who add fuel to the fire of lowering the bar of political discourse in this country. This is because they are now more worried about making obscene amounts of money then representing the rational, logical, sensible side of America.

And they wonder why the blogosphere is so popular.

I'm starting to believe in the premise behind the movie Idiocracy that we are becoming dumber and dumber as a society and as a result we are become lazier and and more irresponsible when it comes to the things that matter.

At least though the Edwards campaign is getting donations because of her hateful drivel.

The other upside is that Dems win when she speaks because it just shows how crazy the right wing has become.

The REAL news of the day--the Cheney subpoena is mostly being swept under the rug. Speaking of which the Congress has yet to hear from the Vice President's office. Cheney is an arrogant son of a bitch to not even respond one way or another to a legislative subpeona.

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7 comments:

psmealey said...

Amen to that. Thanks for covering this, James. I completely missed this story.

James said...

Psmealey:

You got it.

fashiongirl said...

When Chris Matthews is siding with Elizabeth Edwards against Ann Coulter you know the world has turned on it's head. Someone needs to gag Coulter. I'm tired of her rants and hate speech.

Tom said...

Great post, James.

For Coulter -- and Paris Hilton, somewhat similarly -- to get all the attention they do is bizarre and does signal some wretched sort of rot in our country even beyond the O'Reilly and Limbaugh stink we have gotten overly accustomed to.

Al Gore's new book, The Assault on Reason, dovetails nicely with your sentiments here. This is what amazon has to say about the book: "Gore argues that the marketplace of reasoned debate our country was founded on is being endangered by a variety of allied forces: the use of fear and the misuse of faith, the distractions of our entertainment culture, and the concentrations of power in the national media and the executive branch."

It is so outrageous that Coulter continues to be treated like a deep thinker when she is nothing more than a provacateur motivated purely by greed.

But, as you suggest, if there is a silver lining to all this, it is the extra attention that is getting brought forward to the ideas you express that America has gotten out of whack and needs to find itself, again.

psmealey said...

On the subject of inanity in mainstream media, Mika Brzezinski of MSNBC took an interesting stand last night on the matter of Ms Paris Hilton.

Tom said...

psmealey,

There is a nice opinion piece by Norman Horowitz in the Huffington post, today, on madness in the media and more. Here's a quote:

The ongoing Ann Coulter event is making me nuts, not because she says what she does, but because she is given a platform by the "cable" guys to do what she does. Can anyone possibly refer to that presentation as "Journalism?"

The Iraqi war, now well into its fifth year goes on with less attention then Paris Hilton receives every day.

Our Constitution is violated on a regular basis, and the "news people" treat it with a "oh well" attitude.

NBC and CBS "killed" Imus for a very stupid racial slur yet the serious Coulter stuff is repeated over and over on MSNBC among others. She should have NO COVERAGE for her hate speech, period.

James said...

Thanks everyone for the great links and comments.

Tom, I so need and want to read that book. Thanks for the recommendation. I've heard nothing but good things about it.