For the third time in eight months, NBC's Today hosted an appearance by right-wing pundit Ann Coulter, this time providing a forum for her to promote her latest book, Godless:The Church of Liberalism. Host Matt Lauer read some of the more controversial statements in Coulter's book, including her claim that "I've never seen people enjoying their husbands' deaths" as much as the widows of victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
In her column, Ann Coulter declared: "Patriotic Americans don't have to become dangerous psychotics like liberals, but they could at least act like men." Asking "Why hasn't the former spokesman for the Taliban matriculating at Yale been beaten even more senseless than he already is?" and alleging that Hollywood portrays America as "a cauldron of ethnic hatreds positively brimming with violent skinheads," Coulter continued: "Where are the skinheads when you need them?"
On Fox News' Your World, Ann Coulter declared that former President Bill Clinton "molest[ed] the help." Coulter has also referred to Clinton as a "very good rapist."
Keith Olbermann awarded Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter second and third place, respectively, in his nightly "Worst Person in the World" segment, honoring O'Reilly with first place for his shifting positions on the existence of the so-called "attack on Easter," which Media Matters also documented in an April 17 item.
Echoing a similar suggestion in a recent Saturday Night Live skit, Ann Coulter stated that the United States should "throw out the illegals who are here," but not before "hir[ing] illegal immigrants" to "build a wall" along the Mexican border. When Bill O'Reilly suggested Coulter was "being sarcastic" about hiring illegal immigrants to build the wall, Coulter responded: "No. It's cheap labor."
Ann Coulter made an appearance on Fox News' Your World with Neil Cavuto to plug her new book Godless: The Church of Liberalism. Cavuto noted that Godless is set for release on June 6, 2006, or 6-6-6, the "sign of the devil, they say, and this year ... the latest attack on liberals." Coulter said that the release date was her "little tribute to liberals, to have it come out on 6-6-6."
On Fox News, numerous media figures asserted that Rep. Tom DeLay's (R-TX) decision to resign from Congress will hurt Democrats' ability to campaign against congressional Republicans' record of corruption -- and DeLay's part in it -- during the November 2006 midterm elections. But such predictions overlook the widening ethics scandals involving DeLay and the Republican Party.
MSNBC host Keith Olbermann gave right-wing pundit Ann Coulter third place in his daily "Worst Person in the World" awards for her column describing The New York Times' coverage of the arrest of President Bush's former domestic policy adviser, Claude A. Allen, as the "revenge of the queers."
Ann Coulter described The New York Times' coverage of the arrest of President Bush's former domestic policy adviser, Claude A. Allen, as the "revenge of the queers," a reference to a comment Allen made in 1984 describing a political opponent of his then-employer, Sen. Jesse Helms (R-NC), as linked to "queers." Coulter also falsely claimed that "the most highly placed black in the Clinton administration was his secretary, Betty Currie"; in fact, six former Clinton cabinet officials are African-American.
On Fox News' Hannity & Colmes, Ann Coulter suggested that the United States should invade Iran and China.
In her March 8 syndicated column, right-wing pundit Ann Coulter wrote that Hollywood "got caught with its pants down" on the issue of AIDS and "got it right in the end."