Can someone explain to me how Ann Coulter is still a “thing”? In 2015, when people seem to be “outraged” over damn near everything, how is someone who actively promotes racism, sexism, intolerance, hate, bigotry and just pure ignorance still promoted and tolerated by practically every mainstream media entity?
If some random actor or athlete tweets out a joke that some find “distasteful” or “offensive” they’re typically subjected to massive amounts of public ridicule and are usually forced (strictly for PR purposes) to apologize just to appease the herds of people who really couldn’t care less what the joke was. Millions of people are basically addicted to being “outraged” over whatever is popular to whine about online at that particular moment.
Yet Ann Coulter can go on Fox News (her biggest fan club), compare Mexicans to ISIS, and it’s not really even considered news because she says racist crap like this all the time.
And here’s a tweet she sent out last year following the Oscars:
Today's Hollywood PC order: Gays, Blacks, Hispanics. Tomorrow: Gays, Hispanics, Blacks. Enjoy it while you can, Black America! #Oscars
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) March 3, 2014
Then here are recent comments she made where she called the Confederate flag debate “moronic” and called the Confederate army the greatest “army that ever took the field.”
She’s also suggested we need a poll tax in order to be able to vote. You know, the method once used to prevent or deter African-Americans from voting.
Then in 2012 she said gay Americans aren’t deserving of civil rights; to be fair, many conservatives have echoed those same sentiments in the years since.
Oh, and she was once caught blatantly lying about her friend’s sister dying because of the Affordable Care Act.
I could keep going, but I’ll stop there. If you really want to waste some time, just Google “disgusting Ann Coulter quotes” and you’ll find pages of horrible things she’s said or written throughout the years.
Now, some claim she’s just a “troll” out promoting herself, which isn’t really inconceivable. But that still doesn’t excuse the fact that she’s a fairly common fixture within the mainstream media. While I get why she’s featured on Fox News, I’ve seen her on CNN, ABC News and CBS News as well.
Almost everything she spews is vile vitriol about Mexicans, African-Americans, homosexuals, women, Muslims, liberals – practically anyone who isn’t a straight, white Christian male. And while I’m all for free speech, that doesn’t mean she should continue to be propped up and allowed to promote herself on our major news networks.
The truth is, it’s time we stop viewing Ann Coulter as just a conservative pundit and start calling her what she actually is: A one-woman hate group.