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From Coulter On Lawrence O’Donnell And Maher: They ‘Date Black Gals So They Think They’re Freedom Riders’ via Mediaite:

On Tuesday, Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy interviewed author and columnist Ann Coulter about her new book, Mugged, which takes a look at the racial politics of the left.

He kicked things off by playing a clip of MSNBC’s Chris Matthews defending his previous comments about the GOP essentially “stoking racism” for political gain to HBO’s Bill Maher last Friday.

Coulter said that the Democratic party has tried to take credit for things like, say, signing the Civil Rights Act, although “it was actually Eisenhower who got the ball rolling.” She [later] added that she found it curious that Matthews “cites all the black people coming up to him and cites black people in other countries whom he refers to as ‘African Americans.’” This is because, she ventured, “here in America, he doesn’t have any black friends. He doesn’t have any black neighbors,” and a picture of his son’s wedding reveals “not a black face in the group.” If he’d been Republican, she added, he “would be convicted of racism in two seconds.”

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Coulter later claimed that liberals — specifically Rachel Maddow — introduce black guests and being extremely special or “wicked smart,” while “poor nerd white guest” Chris Hayes simply gets a dry, straightforward intro.

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She also joked that some liberals, Lawrence O’Donnell and Bill Maher among them, think of themselves as “freedom riders” because they date “black gals.”

I'm a big advocate of bigots getting to say what they want without people immediately clamoring for them to be fired, excommunicated, etc., because it's important to know who the bigots are, plainly and openly.  I can always choose not to listen to or buy into their products.

But the kinds of "jokes" and assessments Coulter makes here and, presumably, in her book, entirely miss the point and the impact of 'racial politics', as she has made herself into an open caricature of why the GOP is losing blacks, Latinos, and droves of whites and other groups as well.  As Kossack Jesse La Greca puts it on Twitter:

Personally, I'm glad having a black president in office makes bigots like Ann more comfortable in vocalizing what she feels, or, if she doesn't actually feel that way but spews it out anyway for a paycheck (heh), in pandering to the feelings of a sizable chunk of our populace, because, if nothing else, it draws that much more stark of a contrast between the characters and policies of our elections' candidates, their parties, and the ideological strings with which those parties tie their shoes.

Very courageous of Ann Coulter to take on so-called "white-on-black prejudices of the left" as she speaks about black people in the third person while talking to white guest show hosts in front of overwhelmingly white audiences.  

And I wonder who the target demographic of her new book is...because Black people don't read, AMIRITE?

What a tool.


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