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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Elizabeth Edwards Confronts Ann Coulter

It happened on Chris Matthew's Hardball earlier this evening.

Just three months - before a mostly Christian audience - Ann Coulter called John Edwards a "faggot." Her invective (which I wrote about here) was following by much enthusiastic applause.
But that wasn't Coulter's first attack on Edwards. Back in 2003, she wrote a column claiming that Edwards drove around with a bumper sticker saying "Ask me about my son's death in a horrific car accident."

And just yesterday on ABC's Good Morning America, Coulter said, "{I}f I'm going to say anything about John Edwards in the future, I'll just wish he had been killed in a terrorist assassination plot" (video)

So, Elizabeth Edwards phoned in and confronted Ann Coulter during a live interview on Hardball.

Here is a snippet from Think Progress...
During an hour-long interview with Coulter today on MSNBC, host Chris Matthews announced that Elizabeth Edwards was on the line. Edwards referenced the attacks above, saying, “I’m the mother of that boy who died. These young people behind you…you’re asking them to participate in a dialogue that is based on hatefulness and ugliness instead of on the issues, and I don’t think that’s serving them or this country very well.” The live audience cheered.
Watch the video below or read the transcript.

Ann Coulter is a disgrace - plain and simple. But when will shows like MSNBC's Hardball and ABC's Good Morning America STOP giving Coulter an outlet to air her HATE?

Why must the Mainstream Media work so hard to mainstream Ann Coulter?

Geez how many more Time covers is this hatemonger gonna get?

Unfortunately, Coulter is popular in conservative Christian circles especially among those who embrace the agenda of the Christian Right.

It's time (way past time..) for Christians of all stripes to denounce Coulter and the message of hate that she spreads...

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Blogger Kevin Bussey said...

I don't agree with her hate.

6:27 AM

Anonymous Greg Tomlin said...

Hold onto your shorts here, BDW, but Ann Coulter doesn't speak for me. There are some things that are just off limits in politics(especially the death of someone's child). Coulter has her own problems she needs to deal with. If she wants to talk about John Edward's positions (which I also disagree with), then that's one thing. But the lowest common denominator is always a sign that you have no real evidence to support your position other than hyperbole.


By the way, did you get my e-mail address? I wanted to fill you in on the Boston University thing. I think you'd enjoy the two weeks up there next year, and its all paid for by the Luce Foundation.

7:39 AM

Anonymous Lee said...

She deserved to be called down by Elizabeth Edwards on her remarks.

In that regard, Coulter isn't an asset to cnservative politicians. I don't see where she's done much more than carve out a niche for herself among like minded conservatives who think that spewing bile is justified by their position. She's not generating new support for conservatives, in fact, she's probably driving some moderate swing voters away. She's competing with other conservative hatemongers for a slice of the market. And her hate filled spewing does a great job raising money and support for the other side.

11:09 AM

Anonymous Michael Westmoreland-White said...

Let's see Coulter has: 1)Attacked the 9/11 widows as "harpies exploiting their husbands' deaths" since they were demanding answers from Bush and "their husbands were probably planning on divorcing them anyway!"

2) Repeatedly called Bill Clinton, Al Gore, and John Edwards gay.

3)Attacked the death of Edwards' son.

4) Hoped John Edwards would die by terrorist attack.

Etc., etc. Yet, James Dobson drools over her and other Religious Right figures praise her. Sure, not all conservatives are the same--but it isn't liberals (Christian or otherwise) making Coulter rich by buying her books and inviting her to give commencement speeches at conservative Christian colleges. If all Christian conservatives boycotted her, she'd be broke in a week--but I doubt she has anything to worry about.

5:45 AM

Blogger mom2 said...

Is it possible that you were a bit hasty in putting this comment out? It was evidently taken out of context, as Ann was not quoted correctly on purpose for political profit. It seems that Edwards has raised several million dollars by using this apparent rigged telephone call in by his wife.
I think Ann uses bad judgment in some of the remarks she makes and she should have learned by now that the liberals are ready and waiting to jump on every segment of any sentence to use for their political benefit.
As Christians, we need all the facts before we are ready to jump.

9:33 AM


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