Ann Coulter Slams Maddow and MSNBC, Says They Won’t Bring On Smart Conservatives Like Herself

coulterWhile I absolutely cannot stand the woman, I’ll give Ann Coulter this – she knows how to keep herself relevant by pandering to idiots.  She’s a master at making headlines and getting her name in the spotlight.  Though I find most of what she says to be absolutely repulsive, I’ll at least give her that much.

Take for instance when she recently called out MSNBC and prominent personalities on the network such as Ed Schultz and Rachel Maddow.

In an interview with Newsmax, Coulter said that MSNBC, “will not put on conservatives who can put two sentences together.”  An obvious implication that MSNBC will only bring on “stupid” conservatives.

A bit ironic coming from someone who often praises Fox News, a channel that almost entirely features conservatives and is often known to only bring weak liberals on the network so they can serve as punching bags for their conservative counterparts.

During that interview, she also said:

“Any casual viewer of MSNBC can see it’s a totally closed set, which is why they get crazier and crazier in their conspiracy theories.  There’s no one at MSNBC to say ‘you people are out of your minds’ because the only conservatives they invite on are Todd Harris and Meghan McCain.’

Irony, a conservative accusing liberals of “crazy conspiracy theories.”  This from the people who think climate change is some global conspiracy theory, the earth is just a few thousand years old and homosexuality is a choice.

She also wrote to Newsbusters:

“These MSNBC hosts like Rachel and Ed love posing as macho Republican-slayers, with Rachel repeatedly begging Republican senators to please, please, please come on her show (because she’s such a formidable debater, you see), and now Schultz boasting that Republicans are terrified of him! We quake in our boots.

“I’ve been begging to come on their shows for years now, but they’re all apparently too afraid of a 99 lb girl. (Or any conservative who can put 2 sentences together — Hey! Somebody get Todd Harris on the line!)”

Well, let’s take a look at why somebody respectable like Rachel Maddow wouldn’t want to give somebody horrific like Ann Coulter airtime on her show.  All we have to do is look at some of Coulter’s real-life quotes:

  • “I don’t really like to think of it as a murder. It was terminating Tiller in the 203rd trimester.” — on the murder of Kansas abortion doctor George Tiller, FOX News interview, June 22, 2009
  • “If we took away women’s right to vote, we’d never have to worry about another Democrat president.”
  • “If I’m going to say anything about John Edwards in the future, I’ll just wish he had been killed in a terrorist assassination plot.”
  • “We need somebody to put rat poisoning in Justice Stevens’ creme brulee. That’s just a joke, for you in the media.”
  • “We need to execute people like (John Walker Lindh) in order to physically intimidate liberals.”
  • “My only regret with Timothy McVeigh is he did not go to the New York Times Building.”
  • “I think the government should be spying on all Arabs, engaging in torture as a televised spectator sport, dropping daisy cutters wantonly throughout the Middle East and sending liberals to Guantanamo.”

Now as much as I’d love to see a one hour back-and-forth between Rachel Maddow or even Ed Schultz and Ann Coulter, I can’t lose too much sleep over the decision to not take her seriously – if indeed she has ever been turned down when asking for airtime on MSNBC.  Just look at how vile and full of hate this woman is.  While somebody like Ed Schultz may have a couple suspect quotes where he sounded like he wished something bad would happen to a conservative, Coulter literally has dozens where she is wishing death or ill will on others.  In fact, you could basically say she’s built her career off of being as outrageous, offensive and vile as possible.  There’s a reason she’s invited to appear on somebody like Bill Maher’s HBO show, but not Rachel Maddow’s MSNBC show.  Maddow takes politics seriously, Maher and Coulter do not.

Basically, if you replaced all of Bill Maher’s humor with a heavy dose of vile hatred, you’d be left with Ann Coulter.

So I guess we’ll see how this plays out.  Maddow is often known for addressing her critics, so I’m curious to see if she’ll address Coulter’s comments and even more curious to see if she’ll have her on her show – though I can’t blame her if she treats Coulter’s latest comments with the grain of salt they deserve.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • Edward Krebbs

    Coulter says MSNBC “MSNBC, “will not put on conservatives who can put two sentences together.” Well, Faux puts on plenty of conservative who can’t put two sentences together.

  • jonjstrine42

    Ann Coulter “Says They Won’t Bring On Smart Conservatives Like Herself”.
    Since when is Ann Coulter considered smart?

    • Ram Garcia

      She’s a legend in her own mind….

      • Del Dawson

        And we know how much room is there.

    • 1EdMeadows83

      I’m sure Ann Coulter thinks she’s smart.

  • heykyleinsf

    Rachel would nebulize Ann Coulter in a debate.

    • 1EdMeadows83

      No, I don’t think she would. I wouldn’t want to argue with a rabid bitch.

      • Brian Bayley

        The joke is on you but I’m going to let you in on it. She purposely agitates liberals and she’s brilliant at it. Of course I don’t agree with most of what she says….but the response she commands is beyond compare.

    • Skyhollower

      I wouldn’t want to see this as I really would like to never see or hear of Ann Coulter again. If Ms. Maddow did allow Ms. Coulter on her show, Ms.Coulter would be rude, insulting, and wouldn’t let Ms. Maddow get a word in edgewise as she spews forth invalid rhetoric that would land in a steamy pile on the MSNBC studio floor. It would take a week to clean and fumigate the place. Afterwards, Ms. Coulter would claim victory, and announce how much smarter she is then Ms. Maddow and how she wiped the floor with Ms. Maddow on her own show. Ms. Maddow’s Doctorate against what I think is a ninth grade education. So no, I wouldn’t want to see this as I also feel it would severely lower the standards of TRMS.

  • sergio

    dont give her the time of day

  • artdude102

    So Ann is saying she weighs 99lbs? That’s quite a pile of bullshit.

    • Michael Siever

      Her Adam’s Apple, maybe…

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  • Ebony

    But Ann, you’re not smart. Now you wouldn’t want to make a fool out of your self on Rachel’s show now would you?

  • Sandra Chung

    Smart conservatives? Well that leaves Ann out, because snide comments doesn’t equal being smart.

  • Diogenes in OR

    Man Coulter is nothing but an agent provocateur of the worst sort, as this column makes abundantly clear. Sergio has the right of it – pay this person no attention whatsoever.

  • Sally la Marche

    If Ann Coulter was on the Racheal Maddow show, I would turn it off.

  • Michael Case

    Just curious. Does anyone (other than the spittle-spewing, feces-flinging, gibbering knuckle-draggers who “read” her “books”) care what she says anymore?

    • JulieAnnR

      Did we ever?

  • Gabriel Gentile

    Would you please stop giving this woman attention?

    • Skyhollower

      Coulter and Palin…

  • bfg

    Coulter makes her living saying crazy things. She knows that there are crazy people who will buy her books and watch her shows so long as she keeps saying crazy things. Who knows what she really believes. It’s a performance.

    • Liberal in CA

      Performance art like Herman Cain’s “presidential run”?

      • bfg

        Exactly. You can see that when she shows up on a show like Bill Maher’s. She’s saying nutty things and chuckling to herself as if she’s thinking, “I can’t believe I said that.”

  • sandman839

    Her statement is a contradiction in terms. Smart conservatives is like military intelligence. She does not even qualify as a dumb conservative.

  • openlyblack

    I agree … a Maddow/Coulter debate would be high theater … and Rachel would kick Coulter’s boney ass … but I’d rather not give Coulter yet another platform for her self-aggrandizing, bloviating, narcissistic BS … let this pseudo-intellectual political huckster hawk her books and sell her wares on FOX’s dime!

  • Tom

    She is a shrill harpy.

  • Bren

    Why does anyone in the media continue to give her coverage? If everyone would stop reporting on the garbage she spews, she would go away.

  • jcdchawk

    Rachel Maddow would have her on in a New York minute. As Rachel would say “Give Me A Call”.

  • A Olson

    Coulter has no class and she really gives blondes a bad name!

  • Pamela Walker

    Another, person rides the short bus !

  • Susanah

    Did anyone else notice the oxymoron?

    • ME

      oh, DEFINITELY
      it just SCREAMED out

  • ziggywiggy

    Coulter is a troll and her comments are definitely trolling for attention…can we block her like on FB?

  • Jon Sssss

    Ed has been trying to debate Hannity for weeks but he’s afraid of “Big Red”.

  • ME

    is she so thin because all the “nice” has been sucked out of her?

  • jhuibs

    Conservatives have been duped, Anne Coulter is Pudenda Shenanigans. Do some research.

  • Rhonda Warmack Houston

    From what I know, it is Roger Ailes, who writes ALL the scripes and tants for those who work at Rupert Murdock’s Fox News and Rush for all of those who are televised to respond to those of other networks, when a network journalist, other than Fox comes out with excellent, true, and right-on-the mark reporting. Apparently he’s so busy with this, he has to communicate via his phone via his car. Rachel Maddow is someone Roger Ailes has to ‘keep up with’ and gives him a run for his money, however, if you want and prefer good journalism, documentation and the truth, I’d go with Rachel Maddow.

  • Kennth Cowles Voter

    you said it yourself, “Smart people like you.”, that must mean you are not all that smart

  • .Asfaw Berhane

    Ann C is resounding gong / a clanging cymbal

  • surfjac

    I would prefer MSNBC and all the other networks to have people on their shows that bring real solutions to real problems. Not this harpy! she has nothing, knows less, brings nothing but stupidity and hate to the table. she can sit down and shut up.

  • zobva

    “Smart conservative like her?” Now there’s an oxymoron if I ever heard one.

  • BillC

    Who’s this Coulter guy?

  • charleo1

    Well, if she’s hinting for an invite, I would be very surprised if she didn’t get
    one. Because, if Rachel Maddows is anything, she’s one sharp cookie, that
    has her duckies in a row. I would however hope, in all fairness, Ms. Coulter gives Rand Paul a call, before she accepts, and Rachel, Rand Pauls her.
    I’ll be watching.

  • Brian Bayley

    Ann Coulter says outrageous things but she knows she’s being outrageous. Right or wrong she would tear Maddow to shreds. Let’s be honest, you can demonize her all you want, MSNBC is afraid of her. She may be nuts but her intelligence level is out of reach for those MSNBC hacks.

  • rossbro

    This NASTY bitch needs her lips sewed shut so we don’t hear the hatred she spews.

  • FD Brian

    If Ann Coulter were alive in the late 1800’s, no way would Susan B. Anthony have pushed for women’s suffrage

  • Susanah

    I think they won’t have her on because unabashed bigotry and fringe conspiracy theories just don’t work for them. I also hope that they are doing it so as not to give her yet another media platform from which to spew it.

  • Ian_Llanganagain

    I love how this article indulges and humors The Coultergeist by deploying cute descriptive pronouns like “she” and “her”. The Adam’s Apple and man-hands must be pleased as punch!

  • JulieAnnR

    Ann Coulter is irrelevant. She is no one. Responding to her or recognizing her in any way only lowers us to her level. She is the conservatives’ Paris Hilton and MSNBC viewers aren’t interested.