On Your World, discussing her latest column, Ann Coulter repeated numerous false claims to assert that Democrats do not support the Bush administration's fight against terrorism. However, hours later on Hannity & Colmes, when she was challenged on her claim that Osama bin Laden "was handed to Bill Clinton twice," Coulter abruptly cut short her appearance on the show.
On CNBC's Kudlow & Company, Ann Coulter objected to host Lawrence Kudlow's assertion that the Iraq war is widely unpopular, claiming: "All objective evidence is that it isn't." Coulter cited the "[v]ast support for the war" shown in polling from "throughout 2002 and before we went in." However, Coulter then dismissed current polling demonstrating the war's unpopularity.
William Kristol claimed that Democrats who oppose Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman do so because Lieberman is "unashamedly pro-American," while Ann Coulter asserted that those favoring Ned Lamont as Connecticut's U.S. senatorial candidate are "anti-American."
During an interview with Media Matters for America President and CEO David Brock, Keith Olbermann said that "the complexity [of evolution] is why fake authors with fake ideas can still peddle their crap" but "[f]ortunately, Media Matters just loves checking out footnotes."
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On MSNBC's Countdown, Keith Olbermann named Ann Coulter "Worst Person in the World" for suggesting in a column that Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is a closeted lesbian. During the segment, Olbermann also awarded Neal Boortz third place for falsely stating that most workers on minimum wage are teenagers and for calling adult minimum-wage workers "pathetic" and "worthless."
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Days after crediting former President Ronald Reagan for achieving "an amazing, historic pause in Muslim extremists' relentless war on America," Ann Coulter suggested that the Reagan administration's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Beirut, Lebanon, in 1984, helped bring about the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
In addition to calling Al Gore a "total fag" on the July 27 edition of Hardball, Ann Coulter also falsely credited activists who oppose abortion rights with placing an abortion ban on the ballot in South Carolina. In fact, it was supporters of abortion rights in South Dakota who placed a measure on the November ballot that would allow voters to uphold or strike down a state law banning most abortions.
Chris Matthews asked pundit Ann Coulter, "How do you know that Bill Clinton is gay?" -- referring to her comment the night before on CNBC's The Big Idea that Clinton "show[s] some level of latent homosexuality." Coulter responded, "I don't know if he's gay. But Al Gore -- total fag." In concluding the interview, Matthews said of Coulter, "We'd love to have her back."
MSNBC hyped Ann Coulter's interview with CNBC's The Big Idea host Donny Deutsch, during which she said of former President Clinton: "[T]hat sort of rampant promiscuity does show some level of latent homosexuality." The interview, characterized by MSNBC as "must-see TV," coupled with an upcoming appearance on Hardball with Chris Matthews, will mark at least the sixth and seventh times NBC, or one of its cable news channels, has hosted Coulter since the publication of her latest book, Godless.
For the second time in recent days, a Fox News host asked Ann Coulter what she would do if she were president. Coulter's most recent reply -- during a discussion on Sean Hannity's radio show of Iran's potential development of nuclear weapons -- was that she would "carpet-bomb them so they can't build a transistor radio" much less a nuclear weapon.