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Coulter calls Al Gore a “fag” (then proclaims her tranny love for him)

July 28, 2006

I had the rare opportunity to be home at around 5PM yesterday. I was working on the theme song for my podcast type show (which, theme song or no, will be out there this weekend, promise) and watching Hardball. Ann Coulter’s demonic countenance peered out at me from the TV screen. It was theatre as these shows are, barely managed to hold my attention, that is, until the discussion turned towards her recent assertions that, according to Feminist Theory, Bill Clinton is gay. During the back and forth with Matthews, Coulter told another one of her “jokes.” Well, Clinton may not be gay, but that Al Gore, what a fag. Not a direct quote, but that’s to the best of my memory. There’s gotta be a transcript out there. [There is. Crooks and Liars.]

(Matthews, did address her statement, if you’re wondering. He didn’t let it slide or just laugh it off)

Little wonder that so many newspapers are dropping her syndicated column. However, as my college teammates used to say about MC Hammer, she makin’ money doe. Probably she sells 30 more books for every “outrageous” statement like that. I’m sure many a hard right conservatives, after they recovered from the reflexive anger from being forced to think about homosexuality for a moment, ran right to the Astroglide jar and had a . . . well a gay old time with images of Coulter’s bony elbows jabbing at the sky on the show.

What’s worse, hot on Coulter’s jackbooted heels is Michelle Malkin, whose column will replace Coulter’s in some papers. If these editors are thinking they’re getting a more reasonable, rational voice, they must be smoking that yay-yo. She’s clearly intending to be as combative and “controversial,” of late in an effort to get some of that Coulter money and fanboy style adolation from guys who still use the word “Oriental” to describe her.

Hard to hate on ’em for knowing their market and exploiting their audience. That’s probably the saddest part of their status as “pundits.” They aren’t so much interested in the punditry as they are making a profit from it. They know in the end what they have to say wont matter, they aren’t going to be a heavyweight like George Will, so they may as well make money from the endeavor by putting out disposable tripe that one can read on the shuttle to Baltimore. Cynical and sad, sure, but hey, that’s capitalism. Capitalism yay!

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