Coulter claimed to be "anti-murder" and "anti-false accusation"


In her April 18 nationally syndicated column, right-wing pundit Ann Coulter claimed, "I have always been unabashedly anti-murder, anti-rape and anti-false accusation." Coulter's past statements, however, tell a different story.


  • "I think the government should be spying on all Arabs, engaging in torture as a televised spectator sport, dropping daisy cutters wantonly throughout the Middle East and sending liberals to Guantanamo." [Coulter's December 21, 2005, column ("daisy cutter" is a nickname for the 15,000-pound BLU-82 bomb -- the largest conventional bomb in existence)]
  • "Would that it were so! ... That the American military were targeting journalists." [February 7, 2005, edition of CNBC's Kudlow & Cramer]
  • "I'm getting a little fed up with hearing about, oh, civilian casualties. I think we ought to nuke North Korea right now just to give the rest of the world a warning." [Quoted in a January 10, 2005, article in the New York Observer]
  • "My only regret with Timothy McVeigh is he did not go to the New York Times Building." [Quoted in an August 26, 2002, article in the New York Observer]
  • "We should invade their [Muslims'] countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity." [September 13, 2002, column]

Anti-false accusation?

Much of Coulter's career as a writer and TV pundit is marked by false accusations. For example:

  • She falsely accused University of Chicago professor Steven D. Levitt and Stanford University professor John J. Donohue III of "defending Roe v. Wade."
  • She falsely accused the Arizona Daily Star of anti-conservative bias for its decision to drop her syndicated column.
  • She falsely accused The New York Times of "gratuitously out[ing]" gay children of prominent conservatives.
  • She called a white New York Times media critic an "Uncle Tom."
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