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When Ann Coulter made her speech at the CPAC 2007, she made her usual liberals are evil tirade, which was well accepted by the audience from the evidence of the video. In that speech, she crossed the line of political dicourse by spewing another flame throwing word, which is no suprise. She did the same thing in 2006 at CPAC again, refering to Iranians as ragheads and talking tough to Tehran. She's done these things over and over again. The reason why these things are so inflaming is because of her label. That's what needs to be redefined.

    Ann Coulter is a comedian, plain and simple. Her crack at Edwards was a joke, all of her cracks are jokes. The reason why we have a problem with what she said is because of how she, the media, even encyclopedias labels her as an "American best-selling author, columnist and conservative political commentator."; thats from Wikipedia. She is nothing of the sort. Her books wouldn't pass any journalistic standard. Her columns are only worth reading to see what ridiculous thing she's going to say next. Her political commentary enlightens noone. By every definition, she is a comedian and thats how she should be defined from now on. It wasn't like the audience was clapping and nodding with what she said, though some did. They were laughing.

    Picture this, and I know its going to be hard, I'm going to ask you to travel into the mind of a Neocon. Ok, here you are in a drab convention room at a table, probably in the same suit as everyone else is in the room. (Sorry ladies, you're gonna have to be a man, I cant find that many female Neocons.) You just ate a mediocre meal that was over priced. You just listened to all these boring speeches about how these horrible republican canidates would help you out, knowing they all have serious flaws and would probably lose to Hillary or gasp, Obama or Edwards. What better than to spice it up and to end the convention with Ann Coulter, conservative comedian. The meal might go down a little better. A few smiles would go across some faces of white men that are usually scared of everything. Its perfect.

    Back to reality. Ann Coulter is the anti Richard Pryor. She tells the jokes a few repubican people want to say but are scared of the consequences. Her joke, if you are a neocon, see above paragraph, is funny in a warped way. A comedian is defined as:

    "A comedian, or comic, is a performer who entertains an audience by making them laugh. This might be through jokes or amusing situations, or acting the fool, as in slapstick, or employing prop comedy. A female comedian may be known as a comedienne, although usage of this term has declined in recent years. A comedian who stands and addresses an audience directly is called a stand-up comedian.", also from Wikipedia.

    This defines Ann Coulter perfectly. I do have a problem with Ann Coulter saying these things under the label of "political commentator." I have no problem with Ann coulter, conservative comedian. We have ours, Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Al Franken, even Bill Maher. But we dont label them as political commentators, they are comedians.

    As a matter of fact, Al Franken's biggest problem running for Senate, isn't his views. It's his label as a comedian, which he was. He needs to overcome this label in order to be elected, a very difficult task. It's not like we can't elect a comedian to an office, we've elected really bad actors and musicians. But, the assmuption of a comedian is they cant be taken seriously, they have to take extrordinary steps to prove that they are. This is what's needed in the case of Ann Coulter. Define her properly and the problem goes away.

    Label, according to Wikipedia again: (and yes, I like Wikipedia as a base source. It should be used as a starting point, not your excuse for research.) But these are simple definitions.

     A label is any kind of tag attached with adhesive to something so as to identify the object or its contents. Labels come in many forms and can be differentiated by the type of base material, called stock, that they are printed on, and by the adhesive type that they use. The most common type is made with a paper stock and a colloquial term for it is a sticker. Labels have many uses, from product identification to name tags.

    Ann Coulter, provocative conservative comedian, entertainer and sexy leg crosser in cocktail dresses.


Originally posted to kdnla on Fri Mar 09, 2007 at 12:51 AM PST.

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Comment Preferences

  •  "Ann Coulter is a comedian, plain and simple." (3+ / 0-)

    Not quite.  She is more like the Dr. Ruth of the Reich wing.  Just like Dr. Ruth, her job is to use tittillating words and phrases, not to educate or inform.  

    "These broads (9/11 widows) are millionaires, lionized on TV and in articles about them, reveling in their status as celebrities and stalked by grief-arazzis... These self-obsessed women seemed genuinely unaware that 9/11 was an attack on our nation and acted as if the terrorist attacks happened only to them... I’ve never seen people enjoying their husbands’ deaths so much.

    "I don't know if [former U.S. President Bill Clinton is] gay. But [former U.S. Vice President] Al Gore - total fag."

    "Bill Clinton "was a very good rapist"

    "We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity."

    "My only regret with Timothy McVeigh is he did not go to the New York Times building."

    "You don't want the Republicans in power, does that mean you want a dictatorship, gay boy?"

    "We need somebody to put rat poisoning in Justice Stevens's creme brulee. That's just a joke, for you in the media."

    The only entertainment here is the shock value of someone actually saying these things in public.  All heat and no light;  no wonder she's a darling for the Rethugs.    

  •  Yes, she is an entertainer. (1+ / 0-)
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    She is the entertainer the Republicans invited to be a key speaker at a very important official event, as I understand it.  

  •  Troll Diary (2+ / 0-)
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    neonplaq, Libertine 777

    No comments history, and this pile of crap.

    Ann Coulter's comedy defense is a right wing meme.

    AC is no comedian, she has no comedy CD's, no stand up gigs, no movies, no appearances on SNL.

    The comedy defense is a troll diary.

    She is not a comedian, she is a walking overton window, making it acceptable to use hate speech and murder opponents.

  •  LOL (1+ / 0-)
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    ek hornbeck

    What is wrong with the merits of my diary? It's my first one. Do you not think if Ann Coulter was defined as a comedian her voice would lessen its impact on a political discourse? I started this account a long time ago to read diaries and comments. Why do I have to have some sort of code of me being a faithful responder of a sentence? Please, most comments are such, comments. Please respond to my post. Did I screw up by not posting a tipjar? What fact did I screw up?


    •  Tip Jars help. (1+ / 0-)
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      They show you are willing to defend your piece.  Ann Coulter is not generally considered funny or sexy around here, but what is usually controversial is labeling her transgendered.

      At least you avoided that.

      I think the comedian label is powerful in a negative sense just as you suggest, after all Keith Olbermann is always careful to point out Rush Limbaugh, comedian, self identifies that way so by implication you can't take anything he says seriously.

    •  diary police (0+ / 0-)

      you may think you "started this account a long time ago" but your user ID of 107213 says otherwise.

      if you plan to stay here, you might want to learn the way this community functions so that you can avoid stirring up trouble unintentionally.

      this is a democratic/progressive activist blog and a defense of Ann Coulter by someone who just got here is going to make some (many?) people wonder if you are a Republican troll and wonder whether you are sh#t stirring on purpose.

      a tip jar is not required, but posting one means you think your diary is good enough to deserve and receive pats on the back from the people who read it.

      if you want to become a valued part of the community, i recommend that you establish a reputation for yourself by commenting on other diaries and learning community standards before you publish something this controversial again.

      unsolicited advice, worth what you paid for it.

      Politics is like driving. To go backward, put it in R. To go forward, put it in D.

      by TrueBlueMajority on Fri Mar 09, 2007 at 09:58:07 AM PST

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    •  You are advancing a right wing defense of Ann (2+ / 0-)
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      vivacia, BobzCat

      Coulter, that she is a comedian, which she is not. She is a political operative.

      If a comedian, then her hate speech becomes more acceptable. This is like saying don't worry about Fox News, they are a news parody organization. You are giving them free reign to abuse us. Your diary's no different from calling Obama Osama, Edwards a f------ or a girl, Kerry a frenchy, etc.

      You are advancing right wing talking points. That is trollish. And if you can't recognize that, then that is even worse.

    •  if you really want to learn your way around (0+ / 0-)

      take a good look at this diary (one of a series).

      you are welcome here, but only if you play fair.

      Politics is like driving. To go backward, put it in R. To go forward, put it in D.

      by TrueBlueMajority on Fri Mar 09, 2007 at 07:14:00 PM PST

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  •  Ann Coulter sexy? (3+ / 0-)

    I've heard hospitals use photos of Ann Coulter as a cure for priapism. Has she entered rehab by the way?

    " Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel" Samuel Johnson

    by irate on Fri Mar 09, 2007 at 04:10:19 AM PST

  •  Ann Coulter is not a comedian. (1+ / 0-)
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    Sargent Pepper

    She is the Official Voice of the Republican Party.

    In D.C. they just take care of Number One, and Number One ain't you. You ain't even Number Two.

    by Ghost of Frank Zappa on Fri Mar 09, 2007 at 04:23:18 AM PST

  •  Coulter is no comedian (1+ / 0-)
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    Sargent Pepper

    If the world were not in the grip of absolute evil she would be laughable...

    If she were not like some perverse groupie for the shock stars in the White House...The group known by myself as the ULTIMATE VANDALS...she would be laughable...

    Instead she is like an icon for the dark forces of on it and you will be transported to a fetid cesspool of hate.

    She is like a joker at a funeral...anyone who laughs shows their disrespect for the departed.

    May our Constitution rest in peace

  •  I like Ann Coulter (0+ / 0-)

    .. because she DOES say what so many of them are thinking, and because she articulates the logical conclusions and motivations behind lots of GOP policy. In other words, she takes the veneer off, and puts the disgusting, ugly face on the GOP that it largely deserves. She discredits them. I thank the Savage Weiner for the same thing. They say what the GOP is REALLY about, so people aren't confused. I call that honesty. Sick and effed up, but at least honest.

    But Ann is no Richard Pryor. Minority jokes only work if you ARE the minority being joked about.

    How we know Daffy Duck is Republican: "It's mine, understand? Mine, all mine! Get back down there! Down down down! Go go go! Mine mine mine! Mwahahaha!" --BIPM

    by rhetoricus on Fri Mar 09, 2007 at 06:46:53 AM PST

  •  Al Franken (0+ / 0-) the way, is NOT "just" a comedian--he is an earnest political commentator. And he is not nasty or mean, unlike the Limbaugh/Coulter/Weiner crowd.

    How we know Daffy Duck is Republican: "It's mine, understand? Mine, all mine! Get back down there! Down down down! Go go go! Mine mine mine! Mwahahaha!" --BIPM

    by rhetoricus on Fri Mar 09, 2007 at 06:48:34 AM PST

  •  isn't the plural called for in your statement. (0+ / 0-)

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