Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Coulter apologia

In surveying the right-wing crapweasel web sites, as I do more often than I should for the sake of my blood pressure and overall sanity, I've come across a broad spectrum of defenses of Ann Coulter's "faggot" remark. I hereby record them for posterity - paraphrased, but with the basic meaning intact.
  1. Ann wasn't calling Edwards a faggot - she was referring to Isaiah Washington from "Grey's Anatomy."
  2. Ann didn't call Edwards a faggot - in fact, she specifically *declined* to call him a faggot.
  3. Ann was using the word in the "schoolyard taunt" sort of way - not to mean "gay." (This came not only from her defenders, but from Ann herself on "Hannity" last night)
  4. I thought being gay was great, according to liberals. Is there something wrong with being gay, now?
  5. Gays call each other "faggot" all the time. What's the big deal?
  6. Faggot actually means: bundle of sticks, female prostitute, old woman, bassoon (!) etc. etc. ad infinitum.
  7. The comment didn't have anything to do with Edwards - it was all about media hysteria over language.
  8. It was a joke!
  9. There were a lot worse things Ann could have called Edwards, but she didn't.
  10. Why are liberals trying to take away Ann Coulter's freedom of speech? Liberal Nazis.
  11. Apparently to liberals, it's OK to say vicious things about Christians, but you can't sneeze in the direction of a gay.
  12. Ann was taken out of context (again).
  13. I hate liberals and their manufactured outrage.
  14. Ann was making a good point. Who wants the Breck Girl as Commander-in-Chief?
UPDATE: Best weblog comment of the week, from Hot Air:
I'd just like to add that liberals don't love to bash Christians, just people who call themselves Christians right after calling someone else a faggot.

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