Friday, June 09, 2006
Coulter Gets Some Softballs (Again) From Time's John Cloud
About a year ago, John Cloud did a puff piece on Coulter. Probably the biggest howler in the piece was Cloud's asssertion that "Coulter has a reputation for carelessness with facts, and if you Google the words "Ann Coulter lies," you will drown in results. But I didn't find many outright Coulter errors."
The problem was that my blog documenting how Coulter's book Slander was a fraud was one of the first sites to pop up in a Google search. So I quickly wrote this so that people who read the Time article would find out what a poor journalist Cloud is (as well as what a lying sack of crap Coulter is).
For some insights on what Coulter is really about, read Kathleen Reardon.
Oh, Ann. Didn't you write an entire book about the wrongness of name-calling, and how liberals invented it??
In fairness to Cloud, the softballs came in the form of not asking follow ups. He gets credit for identifying Coulter's inconsistencies, as in the above, and the bit about Cindy Sheehan's pysical appearance. Perhaps he felt her daft answers spoke for themselves.
There are, of course, many more "ad hominem" attacks in "Godless".
I created a partial, but extensive list of them in my review of the book:
Ann "hominem" Coulter - Some Godless notes.