As I watched the following feed from MSNBC on their ‘Morning, Joe’ show in which their news anchor Mika Brzezinski tore up a lead story handed to her by her producers concerning Paris Hilton a thought came to mind. Why did Chris Matthews of MSNBC’s ‘Hardball’ have to invite Ann Coulter onto his show? No, this is not about censorship, but raising the level of intelligent political debate in this country.
Instead of inviting Coulter on; how about inviting someone onto his show that can rationally discuss important news topics such as the war in Iraq or this ‘Grand Compromise’ bill on illegal immigration?
Exactly what value does Ann Coulter have to the listening audience? She has none! While both are blondes, clearly it is Coulter who is the bimbette. Oh and at least Paris has more fashion sense and does not wear the same skimpy black dress while on-air that Coulter seems to do.
As much as some are tiring of Paris Hilton’s escapades and I cannot believe that I am even taking the time to write of her, she (Hilton) is angelic compared to the mean-spirited Ann Coulter. To her credit, Paris Hilton has never show as much vitriolic hate as Coulter has done and continues to do.
To contribute in a positive fashion to this society, Paris Hilton “has also actively contributed in numerous fashion circles, often collaborating with top designers at their shows. Some of these designers and labels include Tommy Hilfiger, Joey and T, Heatherette, Richard Tyler, and Jeremy Scott. Currently, she is designing a high-end purse collection with her sister.” I think that her business enterprises at least contribute to this society instead of selling books filled with such vile hate.
As Paris sat in that jail cell for 23 out of her 45 day sentence, I am sure that is the place in which Coulter should have been on several occasions. I will give you clear examples as to why.
When she said that someone should slip “rat poison” into U.S. Supreme Court Justice, John Paul Stevens’ “Crème Brulee”, what she failed at recognizing being the miscreant that she is that some nut job who adores her would do so for her. Yes, there is freedom of speech in this country, but if the words spoken by someone are carried out by another, those who spoke those words should be held accountable.
As Media Matters reported, “Ann Coulter again suggested that New York Times staff members should be "executed" over the paper's reports on the National Security Agency's warrantless domestic eavesdropping program and a Treasury Department program designed to track international financial transactions for terrorist activity.” That is horrific and she should be held to account and jailed. We are living in dangerous times in which some crack-pot could actually carry that directive out as suggested by Coulter. Yet, she has never been held to account.
Again, as reported by Media Matters and other news sources, here is what Coulter stated of the NY Times building, "My only regret with Timothy McVeigh is he did not go to the New York Times Building." We have seen what suicide bombers of radicalism can do and she preaches just as much hate as those radical extremists. What exactly is to stop a believer in her verbiage from carrying out such a terrorist act? Yet, Coulter remains free.
On ‘Hardball’ yesterday, this is what Coulter had to say of presidential candidate, John Edwards, "If I'm gonna say anything about John Edwards in the future, I'll just wish he had been killed in a terrorist assassination plot." Former Senator Edwards should be given Secret Service protection after she said that. Again, it all boils down to some nut-job carrying out the wishes of Ann Coulter.
While some will say that this is just free speech, please remember that shouting fire in a crowded auditorium is not protected by free speech and this is tantamount to endangering the lives of others.
So while Paris Hilton at least accepted some form of responsibility by ending any appeal that would have kept her out of jail, she at least has some morals and realized that she had to own up to her actions. Her celebrity is far less dangerous than Ann Coulter’s is. If there is any story to tear up and any person that should not be spoken of given her prior hate speech as well as her present, it is Ann Coulter and not Paris Hilton.
In closing while MSNBC namely Mika Brzezinski tries to instill her belief of what is news-worthy, the producers of MSNBC failed miserably when they pushed her to report of Hilton. But, they were far more egregious in inviting Ann Coulter onto ‘Hardball’. In watching several clips of Hilton’s appearance on ‘Larry King Live’ she at least showed more class and beauty than Coulter could ever dream of showing.
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