Mad as all Heck
Is Coulter’s Anger Real?
According to David Carr’s incisive New York Times story on June 12, 2006, “Deadly Intent: Ann Coulter, Word Warrior,” the leggy Rapunzel blonde—and her publisher—know exactly what she is doing. Her books are “written, edited, lawyered and then published.”
On camera, Coulter’s seething, spitting rage is palpable. America’s literary terrorist is unrepentant and leaves no doubt that she believes she is right—very Right. Any male interviewer questioning her propriety can expect to find his testicles rolling around the studio floor.
As “The Media Guy,” Simon Dumenco wrote in a Monday AdAge.com story:
After her recent rabidly hateful, foaming-at-the-mouth, sub-human “Today” show appearance—in which she reiterated her assertion that 9/11 widows are “enjoying their husband’s deaths”—even her former supporters began to fantasize about how much nicer the world would be if it were Coulterless.
Coulter knows how to pull the right levers and make cash registers go ka-ching! This week “Godless: The Church of Liberalism” has ranked as high as No. 1 on Amazon.com and No. 4 on BarnesAndNoble.com.
Recently PBS presented a concert version of Rogers & Hammerstein’s 1949 masterpiece “South Pacific,” which won a dozen Tonys and the Pulitzer Prize. It contains this surprising—and disturbing lyric:
You’ve got to be taught to be afraid
Of people whose eyes are oddly made,
And people whose skin is a diff’rent shade,
You’ve got to be carefully taught.
You’ve got to be taught before it’s too late,
Before you are six or seven or eight,
To hate all the people your relatives hate,
You’ve got to be carefully taught!
Ann Coulter and Joey Vento are cashing in on this wellspring of hate that still runs deep 50 years later.