Elizabeth Edwards Takes on Ann Coulter

After Ann Coulter was rejected by just about everyone after saying that John Edwards looks like a “fag” Ann Coulter seemed to have learned her lesson. Well not exactly: “if 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.”

So, finally, Elizabeth Edwards – John Edwards’ wife – had had enough and decided to call in to Hardball where Ann Coulter was making an appearance. Elizabeth Edwards asks Ann Coulter to stop debasing political dialogue and to stop with the personal attacks. Edwards explains that many young people listen to what Ann Coulter has to say and confuse it with intelligent debate and are, thus, influenced by it and think that it is perfectly fine for them to insult those they disagree with.

For Ann’s reaction, head on over to Crooks and Liars.

O, in related news, Coulter linked Democratic president Barack Obama to terrorism. Obama seemingly pissed Coulter off by saying that Republicans have hijacked faith, and that religion is used these days to divide not to unite. Coulter: “I do think someone named B. Hussein Obama should avoid using hijack and religion in the same sentence.”

It is beyond me why people listen to what this vile woman has to say. She is not a political commentator; she is a person who is filled with hatred and intolerance. She is polluting the political debate, and teaching the youth that insulting one’s political opponents is intelligent, respectable and that one can even become rich doing so.

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7 Responses to Elizabeth Edwards Takes on Ann Coulter

  1. Ginny Cotts says:

    yeah, Ann, Glen Beck, Rush et al seem to fit much more with world wrestling matches than anything. Go for the gasp.

    Those hate mongers, soap operas, check out stand slime papers, and hate radio flourish while the RW claim that homosexuality, secular humanism and Hollywood are bringing the country down.

    I have a hard time explaining the unreal with something that might be rational. They deserve no credence whatsoever.

    FWIW, Elizabeth had apparently contacted Mathews and arranged the call ahead. Mathews clearly benefited from the confrontation – and gives us another chance to burst the bubbles of stupidity.

  2. Mary Hartland says:

    Elizabeth Edwards is a class act.

  3. Andy Witmyer says:

    Elizabeth shouldn’t have given Ann the attention she clearly never deserved.

  4. Ginny Cotts says:

    Mary, Definitely so.

    Andy,

    This seems exactly what many of us predicted based on the Swift boat attacks of ’04. Any serious Dem presidential candidate is going to get slimed by the RW nutheads. Kerry found out the hard way that you can’t use ‘ignore them’. The stupidist part is that ABC and Tweety give her the mike and the air time, just as Colson, et al. kept getting ink and air, right up to the last week of the campaign.

    You would think after the flack over the fag comment, they would be thinking three times before putting her on. (Was there really NO other good guest available?) You would think after the flack of Imus’ comments, they would be a lot more careful about allowing people who make inflammatory remarks being on the show.

    Maybe this is what my Dad meant when he would say: “That’s what you get for thinking.” (I took it as a chauvinist slap on a female child – long before the chauvinist term was in use.)

    Maybe it is another chance to whack some sense into the media outlets who have to be either obscenely greedy or in league with the RW slime machine. Or both.

    It’s still 6 months or more before the primaries. Now is a good time to take any opportunity to call the media on their unfair, unbalanced, unprofessional and truth deficient ‘news’.

    Media Matters always has specific media contact info. with their articles.

  5. Darrell Prows says:

    What may not be adequately appreciated is that Coulter (as the extreme example) doesn’t speak to her audience, she speaks at them or with them. They don’t like her for what she says, she says those things because this is what pleases the people who spend their money for her stuff. It’s an ugly comment on the entertainment industry, but you have to give the audience something for its money. Or rather, I guess, it’s an ugly comment on a segment of our society.

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  7. Buzz says:

    It has been obvious to me for years that Ann Coulter is mentally unbalanced. Her speech is characterized by venom and hate. She uses her freedom of speech in ways that denegrade miniorities and all those who disagree with her. She is the one person who represents hate to a degree that is actually scary. Notice that she never permits those who differ from her to speak. She simply talks over them. Ann would have made an excellent Nazi! What is even more scary, is the people who support her and buy her books.
    We really need to boycott TV sponsors in an attempt to get her removed from the air. Her verbal assassination is far worse than what got Imus thrown off the air. As French novelist Honore de Balzac said, “Hate is the vice of narrow souls. They feed on it with all their littleness and make it their pretext for tyranny.”