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Reactions to Coulter vs. Maher

I normally don’t follow politics too much over the weekend, since I like to try and actually enjoy my weekends. However, while watching the news, I saw something that had the MSM talking heads madder than Charlie Rangel at a Mississippi church revival: Ann Coulter’s slur of gay people, or more accurately, of John Edwards (while invoking an epithet). From the Old Gray Hag:

Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference before an overflow crowd on Friday, Ms. Coulter said, “I was going to have a few comments on the other Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, but it turns out you have to go into rehab if you use the word ‘faggot,’ so I — so kind of an impasse, can’t really talk about Edwards.”

I was told that this made the front page of the NYT’s fishwrap, but I haven’t been able to verify that. Wouldn’t surprise me. Regardless, my initial response to Ann would be “Dammit, Coulter, could you shut up for once?”

Look, I’ll readily admit that I find her biting style of writing and illustrating the absurdity of leftards and their positions very appealing…but this crap is too much and is, in my view, beyond the pale of political discourse. Sure, I may be harsh sometimes (OK, maybe more often than that), but I’m not exactly a prominent columnist (four-time appearances on Slate and one-time appearance on CBS’ blog notwithstanding! :-p )…nor have I ever referred to Edwards or anyone else as a “faggot”. Edwards may be a pretty-boy arrogant self-absorbed ambulance-chasing Mama’s boy…but that’s a far cry from “faggot”.

I mean, I am the last person who would ever be considered politically correct, but to me, this isn’t a P.C. issue. In my view, Coulter gives more ammo to the leftards and their sycophants in the MSM who bend over backwards to portray the right-of-center ideological spectrum as a group of gay-hating hicks and preps. However, the vast majority of us righties have fallen over ourselves to denounce Coulter and to publicly distance ourselves from her. As Warner Todd Huston describes Coulter, “she isn’t much different than Whitney Houston, Paris Hilton, or Britney Spears all of whom seem to feel a need to continuously up the ante of crazy behavior to keep getting noticed.” CPAC would be well served to keep her away henceforth.

Having said all of this…

Did any of you hear about Bill Maher lamenting that VP Cheney survived the Taliban attack? Recall how I mentioned (I know, it wasn’t a stretch on my part) that the left would be sad that the assassination attempton Cheney failed? It didn’t take long to see that I was right about that. However, Bill Maher, who unlike the Kos Kooks and the Huffers and the DUmbasses, has his own show…echoed those moonbat chambers’ sentiments. Funny…I didn’t see that on the front page (or any other part) of the NYT. I’m sure it was just a simple oversight, huh? From Newsbusters:

The double standard of Leftists who are ignoring the outrage of Bill Maher — who alluded to his wish that Vice President Dick Cheney was assassinated – while at the same time are wildly fanning themselves in mock outrage as if they had the vapors over Ann Coulter — for calling Democrat John Edwards a bad name — was on full display in the MSM over the weekend.

— it just cannot escape notice how the two infamies, Coulter’s and Maher’s, are being treated by the MSM.

First of all let’s rate the relative outrages. Coulter called Edwards a derogatory name equating him to a man that likes homosexual sex, a name that is tinged with the cultural meaning of not being a “real” man, being an effete, and a weakling. OK, inappropriate in serious policy discussion, sure. But is it a hanging offense? Hardly.

Bill Maher, on the other hand, basically called for the assassination of a sitting American vice president! Of the two Maher’s comments are by far the more egregious.

Coulter’s comment is intemperate, childish, lowbrow, even frat house-like for its part, but it was just a derogatory name in the end. Maher wants people KILLED, for Heaven’s sake. But is the left cranking up the water-works and crying for his head on a platter? The big question is, where are all the MSM talking heads calling for Democrats to immediately distance themselves from his immoral behavior? In fact, where have they ever been for denouncing Maher’s ignorance? Since the 2000 election Maher has been just as caught up in the need for notice that Coulter is in the grips of with his every appearance seemingly geared to showcase an ever increasing intemperance, a wild eyed shrillness, and is filled with unstable verbiage.

Now, let’s take a perusal of some of the gnashing of teeth and rending of clothes that the MSM has indulged in with Coulter over the last few days, shall we?

(Several examples follow)…

Well, there is all the mess over Ann. It’s got everyone abuzz, for sure.

Now, let’s turn to Bill Maher’s most recent comment.

Now, here is a definitive listing of all the outrage exhibited over Bill Maher in the MSM and by GOP sources:

Newsmax: Bill Maher: Better If Cheney Is Dead

Newsbusters (as noted above): Noel Sheppard’s blog Bill Maher is Sorry the Assassination Attempt on Dick Cheney Failed

There you have it.

Two sources.

No Republicans finger wagging over Maher’s comments. No Democrats rushing to the microphones to denounce Maher’s constant over the top rhetoric. No MSM reports of Maher wishing the VP were assassinated.




But, the more salient point by contrasting these two people and their “jokes” is the way that the MSM treats them.

They ignore Maher.

They constantly and instantly pounce on Coulter.

NEITHER personality can be considered too serious a commentator on political or societal events, but only Coulter is focused upon by the MSM. Predictably, a hatemonger from the left gets a pass by the MSM, yet one coming from the right is made infamous by the very same people.

Nope…no liberal media bias!


March 5, 2007 - Posted by | Ann Coulter, hypocrisy, John Edwards, media bias


  1. Just to go on record here I am a female that has never or doesn’t intend on voting liberal! Guess that means Ann is an idiot! 🙂

    Comment by Kristy | December 6, 2007

  2. Bill Maher is a annoying little blabbering twit his pea-sized brain proves he is STARK RAVING STUPID

    Comment by SPURWING PLOVER | March 31, 2011

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