Today they would add Ann Coulter would say World to End; Liberals' Fault; Women Pretend to be Worst Victims.
Insulting 9/11 widows, JFK--"a venereal-disease-ridden sexual profligate and drug addict,"-- or single mothers on the ABC daytime talk show, the View, is what she does. Nor will she probably kiss babies on her new book tour.
Why would a woman who could practice law, model clothes, teach first grade--the kids would not call her Mommy by mistake--or deny health insurance claims for a living, want to be a right-wing piñata?
Battered by the left-wing, mainstream and even conservatives? Banished to gun 'n conspiracy web sites and late night UFO radio talk shows?
But just as baffling is media's "discovery" she's mean--as if it's a stylistic consideration instead of her Point. What was their first clue? That she says so?
"Where's your compassion," asked the View panelist Sherri Shepherd when Coulter criticized single mothers on the show in January. "Why aren't you out there helping young women," she pursued, appealing to Coulter's putative inner social worker.
"Why don't you come down on the fathers?" asked Elisabeth Hasselbeck with you're-blaming-the-victims-you-meanie indignation.
Some women just want to be mothers, protested a diffident Barbara Walters--and they can afford to do so.
Of course most people know by now that Coulter devotes an entire chapter in her new book, "Guilty: Liberal 'Victims' and Their Assault on America" to single motherhood.
It is called "Victim of a Crime? Thank a Single Mother" and contends that the selfishness of single mothers in pursuing motherhood without a mate virtually assures harm to the child and society.
Seventy percent of state prison inmates, 63 percent of suicides, 71 percent of drug abusers and 90 percent of the homeless and runaways were raised by single mothers, writes Coulter. Moreover, only six and a half percent of single mothers are widows and thirty-seven percent divorced. (We have a term for "Children of divorce," writes Coulter, "I call them, future strippers.")
That means forty-one percent of single mothers get pregnant out of wedlock--which unlike "catching the flu," says Coulter, requires acts of volition.
Unfortunately, Coulter is probably right.