When was the last time you were surprised?
About five minutes ago when I walked into my house, sat down to read my e-mails, and saw that Ann Coulter once again opened her insensitive, bigoted mouth. You might think that, given my profession, I would not be surprised by such behavior. But the opposite is true: Just when I think I’ve heard it all . . .
Coulter draws fire over remarks about Jews
Conservative author offends CNBC host Donny Deutsch with comment
Oct. 11, 2007
Conservative author Ann Coulter finds herself in the middle of a firestorm once again after remarks on a CNBC television show in which she said Jews need “to be perfected” and suggested the nation would be better off if it were all-Christian.
Appearing on “The Big Idea” with host Donny Deutsch on Monday, she said Christians were tolerant of racial diversity but that it “would be a lot easier” for Jews if they were to become Christians.
Deutsch, who described himself as a practicing Jew on the show, was clearly dismayed by the remarks, which he called “hateful” and “antisemitic,” according to a transcript published on the Web by Editor and Publisher.
In her defense, Coulter apologized for the remarks and said they were misinterpreted.
“I don’t think you should take it that way (as offensive), but that is what Christians consider themselves: perfected Jews. We believe the Old Testament,” she said.
Deutsch told Adweek magazine that he had invited Coulter on to discuss her “brand strategy” but that the topic drifted into politics. After Deutsch was offended by Coulter’s remarks, he said, “I think she got frightened that maybe she had crossed a line, that this was maybe a faux pas of great proportions.”
After the comments were made on the late-night cable show, they were picked up by several online magazines and began gaining momentum in the blogosphere.
Coulter has a history of making inflammatory remarks on Deutsch’s show and elsewhere.
Last year she told Deutsch that former President Bill Clinton showed “some level of latent homosexuality” and then followed it up by telling Chris Matthews on MSNBC that former Vice President Al Gore was a “total fag.”
In one of her books she lashed out at 9/11 widows, saying, “I’ve never seen people enjoying their husbands’ deaths so much.”
Fill in the blanks: My eyes are ________, but I wish they were __________.
My eyes are damaged due to retinal detachments, tears, and lattice degeneration, but I wish they were healthy and fully functional.
If you were a Beanie Baby, what would you look like and what would your name be?
Jellyroll Janie. I’d be a round little beanie girl playing ragtime on a beanie upright piano.
Name two things you consistently do that you consider to be healthy habits.
I don’t eat junk food. I work out (water aerobics and treading) as often as possible.
What brand of toothpaste are you using these days? Do you like it? Why or why not?
Menta Dent. I don’t know if I like it or not . . . It’s toothpaste. One of life’s little necessities. I don’t think about it. I just brush and run.