Here’s the lead from “Editor& Publisher” about the latest attack of bigotry in the mainstream media: [UPDATE 3/26/12: For some reason this link can not be found now and I am searching for one that still exists. But I copied it from the original article and do not remember hearing any rescinding of the statement.]
Ann Coulter on CNBC Show: Jews Need ‘Perfecting’
By E&P Staff
Published: October 11, 2007 12:15 AM ET
NEW YORK Appearing on Donny Deutsch’s CNBC show, “The Big Idea,” on Monday night, columnist/author Ann Coulter suggested that the U.S. would be a better place if there weren’t any Jewish people and that they had “perfected” themselves into — Christians.
It led Deutsch to suggest that surely he couldn’t mean that, and when she insisted she did, he said this sounded “anti-Semitic.”
Asked by Deutsch regarding whether she wanted to be like “the head of Iran” and “wipe Israel off the Earth,” Coulter stated: “No, we just want Jews to be perfected, as they say. … That’s what Christianity is. We believe the Old Testament.”
Unbelievable, but true, and of course they are going to turn this around and claim they are being libeled or ganged up on by the notorious Liberals. The saddest factor is how self-righteous these people truly are. It’s actually interesting watching them destroy their careers with the skills that got them such lucrative contracts in the first place- their big mouths. It might even be enjoyable if they weren’t hurting so many other people with their powerful words. When did spouting off and insulting people become acceptable journalism? Its bothered me for too long that vindictive and condescending attitudes are prized so highly in the media. These, pundits, supposed expert professional speakers, [who DO speak for part of the population btw] are promoted as America’s intellectuals, the voice of the people! They do not speak for me nor do they speak for all, but the bigger the mouth, the greater the P.R. and the income. People have to stand up against this.
well, at least she’s sexist too….
OK, full disclosure, I have never [to my knowledge] heard Ann Coulter speak since there are so many better things to do in life, and dozens of channels full of more interesting BS, so I decided to delve further into her world of wonders. I did not have to go too far back to find another example of her tragic foot-in-mouth disease. Maybe we should do a telethon…
Hey, I’ll go on record as defending the right of idiots to freely speak their opinions, I just wish they didn’t get paid so damn well for it…and why do people defend such statements with “it’s a joke”? Uh, no it’s not, they take themselves very seriously and when they speak under the pretense of news, they are presenting ideas to people who also take them seriously. She is not on the Comedy Central news and she knows it…plus, it wasn’t funny.