OpEdNews Op Eds

In Defense of Anne Coulter and Support for Paris Hilton... sort of.

By (about the author)     Permalink       (Page 1 of 2 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; , Add Tags Add to My Group(s)

View Ratings | Rate It


Become a Fan
  (283 fans)

I hate to say it, but I'm thinking about blondes this morning-- Anne Coulter and Paris Hilton What else can I think of if I have CNN or MSNBC on? Oh, that's right, a new missing child, courtesy of MSNBC, as I write this line... and a newer faux news obsession-- forest fires, for the pyromanic media lovers.

But let's get back to Anne Coulter, for starters. We've published several articles by liberals since her latest "Edwards moment," criticizing Ms. Coulter.

In the past, I've written about her:

Anne Coulter's Advice to College Students: "Start a Joe McCarthy Club"

Well, make that one article, and then some blogs. I intentionally don't like to give her too much oxygen, media-exposure-wise. That just feeds into her marketing strategy. Sigh. But I'm doing it here.

After thinking about it, I'm okay with Anne coulter's trash talk. Why? because I must plead mea culpa. I do it too.

Tough political talk should be, must be allowed. That said, I have a hard time not using animal and anatomy terms to describe Coulter-- terms women don't like. But Edwards has every right to complain about the toxic stuff COulter spews... and to exploit it to raise campaign funds. That's the funny part. Then there's the whole self-righteousness thing, which is usually the domain of the far right-- shame, how dare you?, etc.. Here's a Democratic taking strategy from the right wing play book. Good on Elizabeth.

But just because tough political talk should and must be allowed doesn't mean that the main stream media have to cover it. There a handful of rightwing people currently in power, not all elected, some appointed, who I would not mourn if they dropped dead. But I don't say it, or wouldn't say their names on national TV. Well, I don't think I would.

Actually, with a bit of encouragement, I might. But then there's that annoying Patriot Act, where they can take you away for months, with no recourse. Coulter figured out how to do it. She cited and copied Bill Maher.

On Joe Scarborough's show, Coulter was really whiny and cranky, complaining.. If she can't take the heat, she should shut the eff up. But she won't because this is the way she sells book. She makes outrageous statements that give her millions in free media coverage.

There are times I have an impulse to write a book like Coulter's, eviscerating and excoriating the right. I could do it with articles I've already written-- a lot of them.

Last year, I reviewed the list that existed then, actually thinking about putting together a collection of my articles, into a book, and I was a bit shocked at my productivity in churning out this kind of Coulteresque stuff. So I wrote this article Being a Positive AND Tough Progressive and I literally spoke to my minister about loving my enemies, even Hitler, after he gave a sermon on that topic. Since that epiphany, I’ve written less of this stuff.

That said, I still do the ocassional angry, tough, even meanspirited piece, perhaps my latest being my obituary cursing Jerry Falwell, for which I took some, but not very much flack, and lost a few readers (with 90% of the email supportive and in agreement.)

More recently, I've resisted going to that Coulter trash talk place as much as I had, partly because the remaining supporters of the right wing are dwindling, so I've had less inclination to do the sociopsychological analysis of stupid white men, rednecks, abused fundamentalists, etc. that I have done in the past. (I reserve the right and pleasure of doing more.) Actually, reviewing the articles again,there's a bit of pleasure in calling a koolaid drinking, nay, injecting right wing idiot... whatever fits. And actually, there is a need for more people to deflate the self righteous right wingers' self image of being Right, God-Chosen, heroic, patriotic and all the other crap they believe. Actually, if a publisher came along with a good offer, or a radio station with a talk program... I'd seriously consider it.

Then, there's Paris, who told Larry King she's never used drugs, outside of her ADD drug, Adderal. Not even marijuana? As a commentator said after the King interview, even presidential candidates admit to using pot. And after reading the bible for hours, she has no message or phrase she remembers. Well, at least she hefted it.

Still, maybe she will turn a new leaf. As one member of the paparazzi said, she will still be photogenic going to charity events. Maybe the lamestream media will be financially motivated to report on a shallow, pathetic celebrity who actually engages in acts of redemption, growth, kindness and love and travels a personal path that leads to her becoming a good, even wise person. What the heck-- a boddhisatva saint with a porn video in her past.

Next Page  1  |  2


Rob Kall is editor-in-chief, publisher and site architect of OpEdNews.com, President of Futurehealth, Inc, and an inventor. He hosts the Rob Kall Bottom Up Radio Show, aired in the Metro Philly area on AM 1360, WNJC. Over 200 podcasts are archived for downloading here, or can be accessed from iTunes. Rob is also published regularly on the Huffingtonpost.com

Rob Kall Wikipedia Page

Rob is, with Opednews.com the first media winner of the Pillar Award for supporting Whistleblowers and the first amendment.

See more Rob Kall articles here and, older ones, here. To learn more about Rob and OpEdNews.com, check out A Voice For Truth - ROB KALL | OM Times Magazine and this article. For Rob's work in non-political realms mostly before 2000, see his C.V..  and here's an article on the Storycon Summit Meeting he founded and organized for eight years. Press coverage in the Wall Street Journal: Party's Left Pushes for a Seat at the Table

Here is a one hour radio interview where Rob was a guest- on Envision This, and here is the transcript. 

To watch Rob having a lively conversation with John Conyers, then Chair of the House Judiciary committee, click hereWatch Rob speaking on Bottom up economics at the Occupy G8 Economic Summit, here.

Follow Rob on Twitter & Facebook. His quotes are here

My articles express my personal opinion, not the opinion of this website.

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Follow Me on Twitter

Contact Author Contact Editor View Authors' Articles

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

A Conspiracy Conspiracy Theory

Terrifying Video: "I Don't Need a Warrant, Ma'am, Under Federal Law"

Cindy Sheehan Bugged in Denver

Ray McGovern Discusses Brutal Arrest at Secretary Clinton's Internet Freedom Speech

Libertarian Legacy? Ron Paul's Campaign Manager, 49, Dies Uninsured, Of Pneumonia, Leaving family $400,000 Debt

Interview: McCain Fellow Hanoi Hilton POW & Naval Academy Dorm-mate; Why He Won't Vote For McCain


The time limit for entering new comments on this article has expired.

This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to give you many benefits, such as removing this time limit. To learn more, please click here.

Comments: Expand   Shrink   Hide  
6 people are discussing this page, with 6 comments
To view all comments:
Expand Comments
(Or you can set your preferences to show all comments, always)

Rob, what can I say, Ann is no friend of yours, an... by Dale Hill on Thursday, Jun 28, 2007 at 12:17:25 PM
If we truly believe in free speech, then we must d... by Kenneth Barr on Thursday, Jun 28, 2007 at 12:17:34 PM
It is me you may have noticed in the ad on th... by Eileen Fleming on Thursday, Jun 28, 2007 at 3:47:53 PM
What do Paris and Michael Moore have in common?Bot... by Cheryl Biren on Thursday, Jun 28, 2007 at 4:18:17 PM
...I also have to concede that no matter how repre... by Pappy on Friday, Jun 29, 2007 at 1:57:45 AM
I agree that people on the Left should be more fei... by Carol V. Hamilton on Friday, Jun 29, 2007 at 12:43:26 PM