Reader, you may have your preconceived notions about the press, the media, and those pulling the strings in the background. You may think that a lot of times the press tries to be more marketable by making controversy out of nothing, or by covering what Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber are up to rather than what Senator Joe Lieberman is doing these days. You’re right. However, there’s something that trumps both of those strategies: paying a commentator or anchor to be so outrageous that you just have to keep on watching to hear what’s going to be said next. The mere fact that this kind of behavior is considered by some to be “news” is something that we here at the Journal have a problem with.
So, who has stirred us up? Ann Coulter. Yes, she’s a conservative but I doubt many can take her seriously, especially with the outrageous statements she has made over the past year. Let’s take for example some quotes from February’s Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington D.C.
“The current feminist myth is about how much we make, just to never have to pay for dinner. That seems like a fair deal to me,” said Coulter taking women back 50 years. However, if you ask her, “It’s the feminist movement that has set us back.” What does she think about Obama? “Voters with 40 years of politically correct education are ecstatic to have the first black president, they just love the idea of it, even if we did get Flava Flav instead of Thomas Sowell.” Wow. If she thinks that about Obama, do you wonder what she thinks of Clinton?
“Bill Clinton saved the constitution by repeatedly e******ting on a White House intern.”
See, Ann, we don’t think that’s what happened. And the fact that you bring it up in that context at what’s supposed to be a serious political exchange of conservative ideas just proves that you’re in it to shock. As a citizen of the United States, at least have some respect not only for political dialogue, but each and every person speaking. Listening to each other is how we learn to understand each other.
Recently, Coulter was on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopolous discussing civil rights. “We don’t owe the homeless. We don’t owe feminists. We don’t owe women who are desirous of having abortions, or gays who want to get married to one another.” She then said, “Civil rights are for blacks.” Arguing towards her point, she continued, “”What have we done to the immigrants? We owe black people something. We have a legacy of slavery. Immigrants haven’t even been in this country.”
Excuse me, Ann — but it seems like you’re forgetting that many of the countries people emigrate from have been victim to United States action, causing them to seek refuge in our land, which is not currently under attack.
We here at The Journal think that Ann Coulter needs to learn respect for all people, nevermind their race, ethnicity, sexual preference, age, or background. We respect every human equally, and realize that when you’re given the option of free speech and debate, you should never take advantage of the system to spread your misinformed bigotry. Sorry, Ann, but keep the news to those who support all informed sides’ speech.