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Ann Coulter Thinks Herman Cain And Supporters Are “Much Better" Blacks Than President Obama And His Supporters

Reported by Ellen - November 1, 2011 -

So two-time voter-fraud suspect Ann Coulter goes on Hannity, explains why she thinks “our blacks are better than their blacks” and then theorizes that President Obama is not as good at being black as Herman Cain. And how does Fox News react? Not with any disapprobation (though Red Eye’s Andy Levy did challenge her later, which I’ll post about later). Host Sean Hannity received every comment without challenge, if not with outright enthusiasm. FoxNews.com barely even noticed. The “fair and balanced” website described its video of the discussion, “Herman Cain Blame Game. Are the media treating the 2012 hopeful fairly?” The real question is, why is this woman given any kind of credibility, even on Fox News?

It was no surprise that Hannity and Coulter would use the segment to blame liberals for the Herman Cain sexual harassment allegations, even though they had yet to offer a bit of evidence that that’s the case. But it was something of a surprise, even for Coulter, Hannity and Fox, to see her fashioning herself as any kind of expert on race.

Coulter’s baloney started early: "Civil rights laws were designed to protect blacks from Democrats, from Democrat laws, from Democrat segregators, from Democrat governors and Democrats in the White House wouldn’t protect them," she said.

This of course is a distortion of history. The Civil Rights Act was proposed by President John F. Kennedy, then later passed by President Lyndon B. Johnson, both Democrats. A real news host might have pointed that out. Not “I care deeply about (the white) race” Hannity.

Instead, Hannity laughably said about the Politico report that broke the news of sexual harassment allegations made against Cain, “I think this is journalistic malpractice.” This from the guy whose record with the truth is even worse than Coulter’s record of voting!

In fact, some people say Hannity committed journalistic malpractice right there, not only in holding up Coulter as any kind of expert but because he said the Politico story had “no real sourcing.” In fact, Politico said it had confirmed the identities of both women and used multiple sources, “including the recollections of close associates and other documentation.”

But enough about Politico, the media and Cain – it was time to focus on attacking liberals and, by extension, liberal African Americans. “If you are a conservative black, they will believe the most horrible sexualized fantasies of these uptight white women feminists,” Coulter alleged. Of course, Hannity didn’t bother to point out that nobody knows whether the allegations against Cain came from liberals or conservatives, black women or white.

Nonetheless, Hannity agreed with Coulter that the Politico story was a “high-tech lynching” of Cain. Coulter added, “It’s coming from the exact same people who used to use lynching with ropes. Now they use a word processor.”

Then Coulter moved in for the kill:

Look at how they go after Allen West. Look at how they go after Michael Steele. I mean, all of them with wonderful qualities. I mean, that’s why our blacks are so much better than their blacks. To become a black republican, you don’t just roll into it, you’re not going with the flow. You have fought against, probably, your family members, probably your neighbors, you have thought everything out and that’s why we have very impressive blacks in our party. No John Conyers in the Republican party, no Maxine Waters in the Republican party.”

No objection from Hannity there! In fact, he offered his implicit support, by saying that Cain’s mother was a maid and his father worked three jobs. “He grew up poor.” We know what we he was implying: Cain was not a welfare queen like those Democratic African Americans.

But Coulter wasn’t done with her special insights, this time by suggesting President Obama is not a “real” African American like Cain.

"The reason we do have a special place for blacks in American society is because there was slavery, there was Jim Crow (thanks, Democrats). The president we have now who has benefitted from this… he’s not the descendant of blacks who’s suffered these Jim Crow laws, who suffered through slavery. I’m not contesting that he was born in America or anything but he is the son of a Kenyan. He is not the son, the grandson, the great-grandson of American blacks who went through the American experience. That is Herman Cain."

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