Sunday, June 11, 2006
Coulter is "Malevolent" in Godless Based on What She Wrote in a Previous Book
So malevolent? I punctured Coulter's claim in my blog devoted to Slander (click here and scroll down to "The Beauty Myth").
Here's a little gem from Godless that illustrates Coulter's hypocrisy:
The only sort of authority Cindy Sheehan has is the uncanny ability to demonstrate, by example, what body types should avoid wearing shorts in public. Godless, Page 128.
Divided We Stand has more.
She should be aware, however, that every potshot she makes robs her of whatever dignity she has left.
Second, the point of the post was to point out Ann Coulter's hyprocisy--hardly a difficult accomplishment. Coulter has whined about how a few supposed liberals poked fun at the looks of a few supposedly unattractive conservatives when, in fact, Coulter did the same thing. The blogger's point was well made through a direct citation of Coulter's book.
I need to clarify one point of your criticism, as I feel it is important to be fair to Ann so that we do not stoop to her level.
Based on her comment quoted from Slander...
"Only conservative women have their looks held up to ridicule because only liberals would be so malevolent."
... you say that she is hypocritical and malevolent because she does exactly the same thing in her new book "Godless" - supported by evidence of examples like these, quoted from her book and excerpted in the review on my blog:
"Ugly feminists"; "Miss Landophi... is physically repulsive in appearance."; "The Greek midget [Dukakis]"; "Cindy Sheehan has the uncanny ability to demonstrate, by example, what body types should avoid wearing shorts in public"; "a big, sweaty, behemoth like Michael Moore"
Well and good, but here is the angle you may not have considered and where you may need to correct your blog. If Coulter is actually a Liberal, and Dukakis, Sheehan, Moore and the feminists she reference are actually Conservatives, then Coulter is not a hypocrite as you claim (although she would still be malevolent by her own description).
Just thought I would clear that up. - MW [always helpful]
(Also, note MW's comment. There are plenty more examples of AC hurling insults at people's looks.)