Ann Coulter Holds Herself Up As Champion Of Family Values Despite A Record Indicating Otherwise
Reported by Ellen - January 6, 2009 -
Ann Coulter got two segments to promote her latest book on Hannity & Colmes last night (1/5/09). Predictably, Coulter spent the segment attacking liberals, this time for being anti-marriage and for supporting sex before marriage. But that did not stop the never-married, fifty-ish Coulter from flirting blatantly with the very-married Alan Colmes. In the past, Coulter has spoken enthusiastically about pre-marital sex, and she was reputed to have lived with a man without benefit of marriage. “Family values” Coulter also has a history of showing up on television inebriated. In addition, Coulter complained bitterly about having her appearance cancelled on NBC's Today, alleging that they had engaged in a plot to prevent her from making other appearances. With video.
Media Matters has found and publicized numerous falsehoods in Coulter's book. Although Colmes did challenge several of Coulter's assertions, there was no balancing guest on “fair and balanced” FOX, no questioning of the book's legitimacy by the “we report, you decide” network. In fact, FNC has actually been pimping the book on its website.
Despite her constant haranguing about the liberal media, Coulter was obviously more than a little miffed about the cancellation by NBC. “I know the whole thing was a set up to block me from other TV shows,” Coulter alleged, without offering any proof. Apparently, it's otherwise inexplicable because, as Coulter described herself, she's “just the best selling conservative author.”
Coulter later boasted, “This is like being fired from Chrysler... I can buy NBC.” Sure you can, Tootsie! Why don't you go right ahead and make an offer... when you stop sulking about the cancellation, that is.
Colmes argued that NBC probably had other priorities, given the war in Gaza. But Coulter wasn't buying it. What neither of them mentioned (and was probably the real source of her pique over the matter) is that Media Matters had publicly questioned NBC's decision to book Coulter in the first place.
Naturally, Coulter's book is also full of inflamed and inflammatory rhetoric. Sean Hannity nevertheless called it “thoughtful.”
“Liberals hate marriage,” Coulter told Colmes.
Colmes replied, “If you love marriage, you'd be married by now, wouldn't you?”
“No, you get married before having children, is the point,” Coulter answered. But later, with Hannity, she decried the rise of single-parent families and “get(ting) away from the idea of deferred gratification, keeping your knees together before marriage.” Coulter added, “This was not an accident. This was planned by liberals... They hate the nuclear family.”
At the beginning of Part 2 of this discussion, Colmes noted “that smile” on her face.
Coulter was making goo-goo eyes at Colmes. “I love arguing with you, Alan,” she said coquettishly, preening with her hair. She also laughed uproariously at a joke he made later in the segment.
In the past, Coulter has not indicated any disagreement with premarital sex, and even bragged about her own. On Geraldo Live, she once said, "Let's say I go out every night, I meet a guy and have sex with him. Good for me. I'm not married." She also reportedly shacked up with a liberal 20-something in 2005.
“I want to see if the Today show has the courage to put you on the air,” Hannity said.
Running her fingers through her hair, Coulter responded, “I think I'll accept and cancel at the last minute.”
Anybody want to bet she wouldn't run to NBC faster than you can say “hypocrite?”
Please consider writing NBC at Today@NBCUNI.com and asking them not to offer their legitimacy to this illegitimate pundit.
I hope they have the courage not to.