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Likely Substance Abuser, Possible Felon And Plagiarist Ann Coulter Goes To Bat For Mel Gibson

Reported by Ellen - August 3, 2006 -

Voting-fraud suspect Ann Coulter, who was incoherent on Hannity & Colmes last fall and a no-show on FOX on at least three other occasions (not to mention the accusations of plagiarism), seemed an unusual choice as a defender of Mel Gibson but she was there at Hannity’s “Freedom Concert” sounding quite knowledgeable when she said, “He has a little scotchy-wotchy problem.”

While Hannity waxed compassionately about how he just wanted Gibson and Patrick Kennedy to get help (which I never heard in any of Hannity's discussions about him), Coulter “defended” Gibson by knocking liberals: “I mean (Gibson) didn’t drive a woman off a bridge.” “What he says blind drunk is what Cindy Sheehan says stone cold sober.” And, as usual, the middle-aged Coulter giggled girlishly at her own wit.

When it was Alan Colmes’ turn, she coquettishly said, “A lot of people want me to throttle you."

“That would make you happy but maybe not tonight,” he answered. Then he proceeded to make her look like a blubbering fool. “Who’s not forgiving Mel Gibson?” Colmes asked.

As usual when asked a question she is not prepared for, Coulter stuttered and fumbled for an answer before coming up with something nonsensical. “Uh, uh, uh, I wasn’t the one who said that. Ask, ask - Sean has the list here. I mean, most are… Because, I mean, compared to what other Hollywood actors have been caught doing and saying, I mean he wasn’t…” Her voice trailed off because, apparently, she couldn’t think of anything. “He wasn’t doing what a lot of them have done.”

Next Colmes asked Coulter about a FOXNews.com article in which Roger Friedman reported that Gibson disputed the numbers of Jews killed in the Holocaust. Gibson’s father was a Holocaust denier, Colmes said. “Gibson sounds like a Holocaust diminisher. Should he have to answer for that?”

“Um, I don’t know the details of what he said but, um, it does seem to me – I mean, whether it’s six, seven, eight, nine, ten – uh, I, I don’t think he’s denying that it’s an unprecedented atrocity.”

Actually, that’s exactly what Gibson sounded like he was saying. Gibson was quoted in the article as saying, “The Second World War killed tens of millions of people. Some of them were Jews in concentration camps. Many people lost their lives. In the Ukraine, several million starved to death between 1932 and 1933. During the last century, 20 million people died in the Soviet Union.”

“Questioning the numbers of people killed in the Holocaust is code for people who question the Holocaust,” Colmes, who’s Jewish, explained.

“Right, but I’m, I’m saying I don’t know what context he said it in. I don’t think he’s denying it’s an atrocity but as a general matter, no, Sean and I would like to hear a lot less from Hollywood actors and more acting. No, I don’t think we need to get to the bottom of this anyway.”