Pop Rocks: Ann Coulter Tweets to Black America During Oscars Over Racism of 12 Years a Slave Win

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But, this is politics where you do much more than just beat a dead horse. If you grind up the bones of that poor decaying bastard and snort the dust, you'll be imbued with a kind of magical power that makes you as popular on the political talk circuit as you are boring and repetitive. In Coulter's case -- much like most of the staff at Fox News, MSNBC and the dozens of gas bags on political talk radio -- it has turned her into a kind of Wicked Witch of the Right, an Aryan Goddess, part Tilda Swinton's White Witch in The Chronicles of Narnia and part Cate Blanchett's Lady of the Golden Wood in Lord of the Rings. Some might argue she bears a greater resemblance to Blanchett's Blue Jasmine, but whatever.

Thing is, she knows exactly what to say to piss off those who disagree with her and fire up those who think she is spot on. That is a talent worthy its own kind of award in the form of best-selling books and talk show paydays. But let's not mistake it for rightness or wrongness, because that isn't what Coulter is after.

There's an old joke about female singers that goes as follows:

Q. How many female singers does it take to change a light bulb?
A: One. She holds the light bulb and the world revolves around her.

This is Coulter. Her success is predicated on her outlandishness, not her talent. Had she real talent for politics, she'd be a politician or a professor, not a blow hard that tweets about the Oscars and how Hollywood hates white, straight people. Anyone can do that. She just does it with the right amount of indignation and smug self satisfaction as to win her an audience.

It is not unlike fans of super heroes. You can tell them until you are blue in the face that Iron Man 3 was a piece of crap, but they'll watch it anyway. They are already hooked. Coulter's audience has already bought into the hype. They've invested so much in her opinion at this point, they are obliged to watch and listen, even if her dialogue is more Ishtar than Amadeus.



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13 comments
WhiteLightning
WhiteLightning

strongly recommend watching the Youtube of Hamell on Trial's "Coulter's Snatch." It's a keeper.

Josh Webster
Josh Webster

Nailed it here: "Had she real talent for politics, she'd be a politician or a professor, not a blow hard that tweets about the Oscars and how Hollywood hates white, straight people"

Josh Webster
Josh Webster

God she is the WORST. Her rant on marijuana users was hysterical.

heller
heller

Right on about Coulter, but I don't think you watch MSNBC.

They're not the equivalent of FOX, and you shouldn't conflate the two as being 'extremes', though that is stylish among some journalists, to think the facts"lie in the middle". The truth doesn't lie 'in-between' with economics or history, just as global warming science isn't a compromising subject in science. Centrism in economics and politics is foolishness.

txjboy
txjboy

She's got a chicken neck. 

Mark H. Rogers
Mark H. Rogers

Stupid liberal writer. I always enjoy Ann Coulter......

zemto
zemto

Iron Man 3 was a lot of fun. Watch your mouth.

Puller58
Puller58

She's punching the clock.  As with other conservative hacks, she does this to make a living.  Says more about her fans than her.

nedt
nedt

@heller lol, a CNN watcher, WSJ and WaPo reader ...a VSP news consumer

Kristen223
Kristen223

Point and case. Call him a name because you disagree with him.

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