In the wake of the firing of Don Imus, while I applaud NBC and MSNBC for at least doing the right thing, in this country, there is systemic problem when people would even think that language like that is funny. Any apology if given frequently holds little meaning and sincerity. After a while it becomes just words without feeling behind it. He is not the first and only one, and will not be the last. But, what he said on his radio simulcast pails in comparison to the many demonic rants of Ann Coulter.
Her last bout of name calling was when she called former Senator John Edwards a “f*ggot” at a CPAC convention and while many took it to mean a form of Gay bashing, she was invited on to numerous talk shows to explain herself. She stated that she meant it as a school-yard taunt and given her character, I just do not believe her explanation. Exactly where was the wall-to-wall coverage showing any public outrage to her statement? It was no where to be seen. No one treated her as a pariah as is being done with Imus.
After her book came out, “Godless: The Church of Liberalism”, she called four widows of 9/11 “witches” yet no one said, we will not have Ann Coulter on. If we are to pay homage to those that died on that horrific day, she should have been shunned like the Amish do within their society when someone has brought disgrace upon it.
In fact she made an appearance at a book store not too far from me and I do remember seeing a picture in Newsday of an audience beaming with delight that she was there. It was sickening.