Friday, June 16, 2006

Bring Me the Head of Ann Coulter

I'm still sick, and I'm still pissed off, in case you couldn't tell.

Ann Coulter has called for the death of Congressman Murtha, former Marine. Or at least that is how Editor & Publisher is interpreting an online exchange in which Ann Coulter played the word association game with a conservative website.
In an email interview with John Hawkins at the Right Wing News web site, Coulter was asked, among other things, to offer short comments on several individuals. After harmlessly dismissing former Ambassador Joseph Wilson as the "World's most intensely private exhibitionist," she said of Rep. John Murtha, the hawkish ex-Marine and now antiwar congressman: "The reason soldiers invented 'fragging.'"

Fragging, which became a well-known expression -- and occurence -- during the Vietnam war, means soldiers attempting to kill their own officers for one reason or another.
In all honestly this is pretty bad, but far from the worst thing Ann has done. And liberals have done similar things (Julianne Malveaux, in a comment that was roundly criticized by the left and the right, famously wished Clarence Thomas would eat a lot of fatty foods and have a heart attack).

The bulk of Ann Coulter's work has a much broader target; Liberals in general. Liberals are bad. Liberals contribute nothing to America save harm and suffering and mean spirited attacks. Liberals are despicable pieces of human garbage who shouldn't be allowed to operate air rifles let alone decide the workings of our government. America should punish liberals by, say, taking away their freedoms (as in her lighthearted comment that we should be imprisoned in Guantenemo) or beaten (as in recent comments about a former spokesperson for the Taliban attending Dartmouth (if memory serves)).

Calling for the death of Murtha is despicable, but also par for the course. Doing everything one can to demonize half of America is probably the worse offense.

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