US Republicans Cheer Hate Speech at Conservative Political Action Conference

4 03 2007

via TowleRoad & ThinkProgress (video of the hate speech and cheering on YouTube)

“Speaking today at the Conservative Political Action Conference, right-wing pundit Ann Coulter said: “I was going to have a few comments on the other Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, but it turns out you have to go into rehab if you use the word ‘faggot,’ so I — so kind of an impasse, can’t really talk about Edwards.” Audience members said “ohhh” and then cheered.”

Ann Coulter is a media whore of the highest order, Ann’s claim to be a Polemicist is more than questionable, given that facts have nothing to do with anything that comes out of her mouth. Living in Palm Beach (claiming falsely to live in New York), she makes money by being “controversial” (ie. lame) and “stirring the pot”. All the tv and radio shows which hire her, need to seriously consider whether they are interested in news and information, or just whoring for ratings (See Today Tonight for what that does to your credibility). Fired repeatedly for being a nasty bitch, Ann Coulter surprisingly remains single. “I’m a Christian first and a mean-spirited, bigoted conservative second, and don’t you ever forget it.” Media whore for hire. What a catch.

The Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese issues the following statement:

“We demand that every single Presidential candidate in attendance at this conference, along with Vice President Cheney stand up and publicly condemn this type of gutter-style politics,” continued Solmonese. “If not, then their silence will be deafening to the vast majority of Americans who believe this type of language belongs no where near the discussions about the future of our country.”

While there will always be media whores, hopefully cheering them is something that will come to an end. I hope there is going to be a list published of the attendees, with those who speak out and those who silently stand by and let media whore culture invade politics to this level. Inciting hatred in public for money and media attention is disgusting, pathetic and unintelligent.

If politicians around the world ever wish to be credible, they need to speak out, separating difference of opinion in how to run a country, from; slander, smear campaigns, divisive statements and other general wasting of time and taxpayer money. We don’t tolerate this behaviour in our friends or colleagues, why the hell should we tolerate it from politicians we pay with our hard-earned money? Get your act together and get things done instead of pissing about. We don’t want to vote for people who act like petulant children.

If you’re in the USA, find out if your local Republican cheered this speech. If they did, send your local Democrat and Republican a letter about it.

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent and media whoring is the last refuge of those without a plan or a clue.

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3 responses

19 04 2007
Skeptic

You would have more credibility if you had quoted her accurately.

Rosie O’Donnell has committed much worse hate speech than that. Every time she shows her face on The View she has a number of vicious and hateful comments, and is always loudly cheered by her equally hateful audience. When you start writing columns about her nastiness and incivility, we might care what you have to say about Ann Coulter, who is of much less importance and who has a much smaller soap box to shout from.

19 04 2007
scientaestubique

I’ve seen the video, exactly what is not quoted accurately?

Australia does not get The View on TV. Pointing the finger at someone else is childish in any case, every person is responsible for their actions. Did Rosie O’Donnell somehow make Ann Coulter say these things? It’s interesting that you cite Rosie O’Donnell, who is openly gay, and that this hate speech was gay hate speech. This doesn’t give you much credibility. Who is the “we” in your statement?

This is not a column, it’s a blog, look it up if you don’t know the difference.

Ann Coulter used a political conference to spout hate speech, where I live that is just not on. Politicians cheering hate speech is also not on and these politicians should be held accountable.

22 10 2009

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