Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Wingnut

This is just me shaking my head, electronically, and needing to share the craziness with y'all. This week's sign of the madness comes courtesty of Ann Coulter, that really blonde, venomy woman. In a recent article about Jeff Gannon--the fake reporter issued a White House press pass--Charming Ann states, "Press passes can't be that hard to come by if the White House allows that old Arab Helen Thomas to sit within yards of the president."

What? I must have read that wrong. Nope, that's right, "old Arab" in reference to Helen Thomas, a highly respected White House press corp member who has covered every president since JFK, and whose parents were Lebanese immigrants. Ann's column, which is inexplicably syndicated, was doctored to remove the "Arab" reference when it went out to papers across the country, but it's sitting right out there on her website if you'd like to see it, as well as that fetching photo of Ann taken after she was caught behind a jet plane.

How is this okay? Would Ann keep her job if she had said "that old Jew Helen Thomas"? How about "that old black"? "That old Korean"? (You get the distasteful idea.) I should hope not. And she shouldn't keep her job for this. But this is the woman who said about Abu Ghraib, "I mean, this is lesson, you know, one million and 47 on why women shouldn't be in the military. In addition to not being able to carry even a medium-sized backpack, women are too vicious" (Stop projecting, Ann). And, on the Middle East, that "We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity," and everybody stood up and cheered about that, so I guess her job's pretty much safe.

It's fun to rail against the craziness anyway, though, so this is what I suggest. Send an email to Lee Salem of Universal Press Syndicate, who distributes Ann's columns, at lsalem@amuniversal.com with the following message:

Dear Lee,

Ann is a racist wingnut. Stop carrying her columns.

Thanks,
A non-crazy person

1 Comments:

At 2:29 PM, Blogger charles.bukowski.costanza said...

i really liked it when some lefties were talking about droughts and water shortages in the northeast and she was like, "it rains all the time. it's raining right now--this whole thing is a fiction; this is like reason 1,407,000 why environmentalists should shut up."

but the thing is: she does it on purpose. it sells and all.

..thanks for your comment. i wrote it at the end of the day yesterday---if you go back i added a link this morning that visually captures the accompanying metaphysical emotional state. and deeply.

 

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