Apr 12, 2007
It takes one to know one
In what has to be the most outrageous case of the pot calling the kettle black, right wing hatemonger and racist Ann Coulter appeared on two Faux cable “news” shows last night commenting on Don Imus' remarks about the Rutgers University women's basketball team that got the TV broadcast of his radio show dropped from MSNBC.
I’m not sure if what Imus, a registered Republican, said was enough to get him fired, but it pales in comparison to the many instances of offensive and racist things Coulter has said over the years. It’s not just the discriminatory things Coulter has said in the past, and there have been many of them, but it’s also the general hate speech. She should be fired, but instead she’s invited on two Faux shows to trash someone else for what she routinely does. Can you think of anything more hypocritical?
I am assuming Imus has a long history of racist remarks like Coulter has that earned him a suspension and dropped from MSNBC. Instead Coulter of being held accountable for her racist remarks and hate speech, we have Cleary University throwing $30,000 at her for two hours work. Imus has apologized repeatedly for his comments, but Coulter never had and never will until she is held accountable.
Imus described the Rutgers University women's basketball team as "nappy-headed hos.” Unfortunately, the word “hos” has become a derogatory, sexist term used to describe women of all races, much like “broads” is a derogatory, sexist term used to describe women. I’m not defending it or Imus, but it is no worse than Coulter’s endorsement of the Darfur genocide just a week ago and the many other hateful, racist things she has said in the past.