Horowitz: "Ann Coulter is a national treasure"

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On The O'Reilly Factor, David Horowitz called Ann Coulter "a national treasure" and stated that the "point" of Coulter's controversial remarks on the widows of the victims of the 9-11 terrorist attacks was "right on the mark."

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During the June 8 broadcast of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor, right-wing activist and author David Horowitz called right-wing pundit Ann Coulter "a national treasure" and stated that the "point" of Coulter's controversial remarks on the widows of the victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks was "right on the mark." Horowitz added that "she's not going to get a fair shake," presumably from the media, for "her sentiments."

As Media Matters for America has previously noted, in her new book, Godless: The Church of Liberalism (Crown Forum, June 2006), Coulter writes of the 9-11 widows:

  • "These broads are millionaires, lionized on TV and in articles about them, reveling in their status as celebrities and stalked by grief-arazzis. I've never seen people enjoying their husbands' deaths so much." [p.103]
  • "These self-obsessed women seemed genuinely unaware that 9/11 was an attack on our nation and acted as if the terrorist attacks happened only to them." [p.103]
  • "[T]hey believed the entire country was required to marinate in their exquisite personal agony. Apparently, denouncing Bush was an important part of their closure process." [p.103]

From the June 8 broadcast of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor:

O'REILLY: Joining us now from Los Angeles is a man who has been attacked personally many times, usually by far left people. David Horowitz is the founder of the -- of the Center for the Study of Popular Culture.

Ann Coulter is defiant. I mean, she says, basically, "Look, this is my message. This is how I get it out. I don't care whether they're personal attacks or not." What say you?

HOROWITZ: Well, Ann Coulter is a national treasure, and her point is right on the mark. You know, she's a satirist, and satirists are going to push the envelope. And if you look at it out of context, it can look like it went over the top.

O'REILLY: OK. But, why -- what's the --

HOROWITZ: But, she's -- she's not going to get a fair shake for, you know, her sentiments, anyway. She's going to be attacked.

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Fox News Channel
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The O'Reilly Factor
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