COMMENTARY | Conservative pundit Ann Coulter has finally made news headlines again, but this time it was not for an offensive speech or statement, but for her newly published book “Demonic: How the Liberal Mob is Endangering America.” The former Cornell University graduate student is well-known for what many Americans consider her dubious, ludicrous and utterly uncensored comments and moments. I have listed below the top three offensive moments of Coulter’s career as a political pundit.
Coulter and the 2008 Presidential Campaign
During the 2008 presidential campaign, Coulter made quite the stir when she considered former Democratic senator John Edwards a homosexual and called him a “f—–“. Of course, the media and many Americans took great offense at her words and were deeply upset.
Even though I am a conservative heterosexual, I still consider Coulter’s comments about Edwards completely out of line and believe that she should never have said such a false statement. In Coulter’s defense, she later said that the comment was only supposed to make people laugh and that she would never compare homosexuals to Edwards.
Coulter and her beliefs about Vietnam
When I was researching information on Coulter’s career as a conservative pundit for this article, one of the most surprising and shocking pieces of information I learned was that she had made many ignorant statements about the (lack) of Canada’s role in the Vietnam War. During a segment of The Fifth Estate, Coulter stated on television that she believed Canada had sent troops to help the United States in Vietnam. To make matters worse, she also was upset because she believed it was upsetting for Canada to not help the United States in its conquest to capture Saddam Hussein.
As a person with a bachelor’s degree from Cornell and a law degree from University of Michigan Law School, Coulter’s mal-informed comments are second-rate and disappointing; she rivals Sarah Palin in intellect.
Coulter on Danny Deutsch’s The Big Idea
When Coulter stated that she believed Jewish people should convert to Christianity, she immediately made many enemies with her hateful language. Although she commented the United States is a Christian nation, which in a way has validity, the comment that offended many viewers and Jews was when she said that Christians are “perfected.” Although I am not Jewish, her comments not only created a turbulent time for her, but probably damaged the reputation of the GOP — Coulter is one of the most outspoken members of the party.
Despite Coulter’s career as a conservative who has made many insensitive remarks, I would still purchase a copy of her book, as she is one of the most interesting members of the media.
“Ann Coulter Uses Slur To Describe John Edwards @ CPAC,” Metacafe.
“Jewish Groups Condemn, Boycott Ann Coulter,” CBS News.
“Sticks and Stones,” CBS News.