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 Ann Coulter Reply


 December, 2007


 Ann Coulter - The Greatest Book Since the Bible?

The Greatest Book Since the Bible?

By Al Owens
Warning. If you happen to hear noises outside your bedroom window tonight, thanks to those weak-kneed liberals, it’ll only be Communists and Islamo-Fascist terrorists fighting over who’ll get the first shot at ruining your life. That’s the world in which Ann Coulter lives. I’m glad I live on earth.

This week, and for the umpteenth time, we’re getting reeducated about the saintliness of Sen. Joseph Raymond McCarthy. (Didn’t we just get reeducated a few weeks ago? Wasn’t that enough?)

McCarthy, who’s been dead for 50 years, was that infamous commie hunter who, with his empty quiver, managed to give the impression that he could spot a U.S. government spy for the Russians a mile away – spotted none. (He’d been a mediocre U.S. Senator before he undertook his crusade by claiming there were 57 Russian spies in the U.S. State Department. His career ended with him being something hilariously less than mediocre.)

Coulter, who was born four years after McCarthy died, began defending him from the womb. The sonograms are on display at the Smithsonian.

In 2003, Coulter’s book Treason: Liberal Treachery From the Cold War to the War on Terrorism revealed her fascination with the resurrection of Joe McCarthy. His mission was, according to Coulter, just misunderstood and he was wrongly vilified by, of all people, the Democrats.

Democrats and liberals are always the target. I’ve seen those sonograms myself.

Last month, Coulter brandished her slingshot and aimed it at those Red loving 1950’s Democrats again. On November 7th, she wrote a spirited “review” of the book Blacklisted by History: The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy and His Fight Against America's Enemies. She’d finally been supported in her lifelong thesis that McCarthy should replace Abe Lincoln on Mt. Rushmore.

Her column that week was a glowing tribute to the book and its writer, M. Stanton Evans, whom she called “great.”

For the record, I’ve neither read Evans’ Blacklisted by History, Coulter’s Treason, or any other book written by Ann Coulter. I’d rather be trapped in an elevator with Rick Santorum, than to present myself with reasons why I, a liberal, should hate all liberals.

Rick Santorum? Come to think of it, he reminds me a lot of Joe McCarthy.

Remember those weapons of mass destruction he’d claimed that were found, that supposedly presented real proof Saddam Hussein had concealed them from weapons inspectors? Remember too, that even President Bush denied that those were the same weapons of mass destruction he’d used as a premise to topple Hussein.

Remember how Santorum only got close family members and a few people who think there should be a Joe McCarthy postage stamp, to vote for him last November. People who find bogeymen that nobody else can see, always have small – but loony followings. Thus, McCarthy and Santorum have a lot in common. Ann Coulter, who is small, and I might add loony loves both of these men. I rest my case.

This week, by the way, Coulter is attacking somebody else she claims hasn’t read the book Blacklisted by History. His name is Ron Radosh. He wrote an unflattering review of the book for National Review. He gets a whole nasty column devoted to his review. (Yeesh. Now I’m actually writing a column, about a column writer, who wrote a column about the review of a book.)

All of this because somebody thinks some guy who’s been dead for half a century is getting a raw deal. A guy, I might add, who probably deserves to get a raw deal.

The contents of the review, and Coulter’s savaging of it, are not of any real importance to me. However, her defense of the author of the book is classic Coulter.

In November, she merely called the author “great.” This week, she opines that Evans’ Blacklisted by History is the, are you ready for this, GREATEST BOOK SINCE THE BIBLE.

Imagine that. I’d thought it was My Pet Goat.

Further, Ron Radosh is no liberal. He co-wrote the book The Rosenberg Files, which supported the claim that Julius Rosenberg – who was executed in 1953 for being a spy, was indeed a spy. Yet this week he suffers the wrath of Coulter. So does the publication for which he wrote the review – National Review.

You’d think, by Coulter’s declaration that National Review is growing “increasingly irrelevant,” it’s a leftwing spin machine. It is not. It’s has some of the leading conservatives in the country (William F. Buckley, Jr., Charles Krauthammer and Rich Lowry among them) who present their views from the political right.

You’d have to wonder why Coulter would tee off on a fellow conservative, Radosh, and a conservative publication that prints his views, National Review, until you consider she’s a conservative writer who doesn’t write for National Review.

Or should I say, no longer writes for National Review. She once did, until she stepped over the line in September of 2001, and said the United States should “invade Muslim countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity.”

She later complained publicly that National Review was trying to “censor” her by trying to get to make changes to that column.

National Review’s Editor at large, Jonah Goldberg, would later write, “We did not "fire" Ann for what she wrote, even though it was poorly written and sloppy. We ended the relationship because she behaved with a total lack of professionalism, friendship, and loyalty.”

Hey Jonah, she’s still doing that.