Many on the left believe Ann Coulter has become irrelevant, but she still holds sway on the right. The 57-year old may have morphed from conservative pundit to far right wing extremist, but she still has the ability to draw crowds. Coulter has 2.1 million followers on Twitter, over 675,000 followers on Facebook, and is a New York Times bestselling author. And she still influences voters, especially when she goes on Fox News.
Some on the left would like that to stop, given her latest racist diatribe, which is drawing outrage.
Tuesday night on Fox News’ “Ingraham Angle,” hosted by another extremist, Laura Ingraham, Coulter unleashed what some see as racism and bigotry so extreme it must be countered.
And they’re calling for a boycott of Fox News’ advertisers to get her off the air.
What exactly ignited this outrage?
Speaking about Democratic voters Tuesday night, Coulter insisted they all hate each other.
She says the Democratic Party is comprised of various groups and factions (something Democrats call diversity that looks like America.) But Coulter thinks each group is separate unto itself, and they are united only by one thing: hatred of white men.
(There actually are white men in the Democratic Party, so her theory can’t even stand on its own legs.)
Here’s how Coulter explained how she sees the Democratic Party.
“I think we’re going to be seeing a lot of these disputes in the Democratic Party base, because they all hate one another,” she said on Fox News.
On Ingraham’s Fox News show, Ann Coulter describes her version of the Dem party
“I mean you have the Muslims and the Jews and the various exotic sexual groups and the black church ladies with the college queers … you must hate white men. It’s the one thing they have in common” pic.twitter.com/xGWe0wH2uP
— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) December 12, 2018
“I mean you have the Muslims and the Jews and the various exotic sexual groups and the black church ladies with the college queers. The only thing that keeps this, the Democratic base together is for them to keep focusing on, you know, ‘White men are the ones keeping you down. You must hate white men.’ It’s the one thing they have in common,” she claimed.
Her premise is wholly false – not to mention dripping with racism, hate, and bigotry.
Here’s how some are responding:
Sponsors of Fox are supporting racism. There’s no denying it. It happens all the time. Boycott Fox advertisers. https://t.co/QWsg7hMSYa
— David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) December 12, 2018
The racism runs deep. But I am curious how all the corporations who advertise on @foxnews can tout their diversity and inclusion strategies—and support this overt racist and bigoted content. https://t.co/NuhkOADukO
— Soledad O’Brien (@soledadobrien) December 12, 2018
I am actually begging can we please stop this
This has NOTHING to do with politics or policy
This is pure hatred
Freedom of free speech is what makes out country great
Giving these words a platform any larger than a sewer is truly awful
Please stop https://t.co/3kkg6e84e0
— Stephanie Ruhle (@SRuhle) December 12, 2018
#FoxNews the media of lies! Ann Coulter is saying lies! Democrats are an inclusive party BECAUSE it’s represents our USA in 2018. Citizens DESERVE to be represented. Corporations, companies, any sponsor–why do you support #FoxNews? https://t.co/IPAvZWKt3I
— V. Hare (@hareme2) December 12, 2018
Fox News is a white supremacist propaganda network. https://t.co/DoFyxM4JXA
— Erick Fernandez (@ErickFernandez) December 12, 2018
This has to be one of the most racist things ever said on television.
Advertisers, are you really going to continue to support this??? https://t.co/jjM9kYYQMF
— Sleeping Giants (@slpng_giants) December 12, 2018
Ann Coulter displays her extreme ignorance in all it’s glory here!! How do @FoxNews sponsors continue to support such a thing! Time to boycott all of these sponsors!
— Joe Holohan (@IrishHoolie) December 12, 2018
Actually, @AnnCoulter, I’m a gun-owning white man who was born and raised in the rural south before spending 25 years serving in the military and I’d rather stand with Muslims, Jews and African-American church ladies than with you and your Russian, rubes and racist comrades. https://t.co/d8pGRFTnVu
— Col. Morris Davis (@ColMorrisDavis) December 12, 2018
Being a Dem sounds pretty fucking cool! https://t.co/uinOmDXORc
— (((k r a m p u s))) (@davitydave) December 12, 2018
Not even pretending… https://t.co/YRS34RZHr9
— Charlie Sykes (@SykesCharlie) December 12, 2018
@FoxNews Boycott your advertisers that accept racism from contributor Ann Coulter – unacceptable, hate-filled rhetoric to incite violence: Wayfair, Trip Advisor, Nestle, Hulu, Nutrish, Liberty Mutual, Johnson & Johnson, Expedia, Honda, Office Depot, Atlantis Resorts, Ruby Tuesday
— Joanna (@JoannaCocoGrove) December 12, 2018
Could @FoxNews and @IngrahamAngle promote racism and such disgusting lies, any more?! Giving Coulter the platform to spew such hate, is why foxnews and Ingraham have long since lost any integrity while promoting such hate https://t.co/mhb2zWRCUF
— Southern Yankee (@jbm85363) December 12, 2018
i think the one thing they have in common @AnnCoulter is that they don’t like bigots — like you. bringing muslims & jews together against a party that doesn’t want them? republicans are going to truly make america great! https://t.co/P5d85vBr6O
— Reggie Newton (@reggienewton22) December 12, 2018
— Bakari Sellers (@Bakari_Sellers) December 12, 2018
— QuoddyView (@CHn94578872) December 12, 2018
Thanks to Media Matters’ Andrew Lawrence for posting the video clip.
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‘I Made Juneteenth Very Famous’: Trump Raged Against ‘These People’ After Being Forced to Reschedule Tulsa Rally
Donald Trump bristled at moving his comeback rally in Tulsa due to a scheduling conflict with Juneteenth.
The former president had scheduled his first rally since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic for June 19, 2020, but he was notified — by a Black Secret Service agent, he says — of the date’s historical significance and the extra weight it carried in the days following the Minneapolis police murder of George Floyd, according to excerpts from a new book published by The Hill.
Can you imagine “changing the day of the rally in Oklahoma to accommodate these people?” Trump groused, according to New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy. “Have you ever heard of such a ridiculous thing?”
Murphy and his wife had joined Trump for dinner at his golf club in Bedminster, where the former president told the couple that he was looking forward to packing the arena to show off his electoral strength, but he ultimately agreed to reschedule for a day later — and then claimed credit for popularizing the day marking the end of slavery in the U.S.
“I did something good,” Trump said. “I made Juneteenth very famous. It’s actually an important event, an important time. But nobody had ever heard of it.”
The rally ultimately drew a much smaller crowd than had been expected, with at least a third of the seats empty at BOK Center, and a spokesman for his campaign later blamed the paltry attendance on “radical protesters.”
Meanwhile, Trump is scheduled to speak tonight at a rally at 9pm ET tonight in support of embattled Nebraska Gubernatorial candidate Charles Herbster.
After Herbster, a businessman endorsed by former President Donald Trump, was accused of sexually assaulting eight women, including a state senator, Republicans throughout the state washed their hands of him, and sitting Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts told him to end his campaign and “get help.”
But according to POLITICO on Thursday, Trump himself is still all in on Herbster’s candidacy.
“Trump did not withdraw his support for Herbster, or scrap plans to hold a Friday evening rally for the candidate in Nebraska. Instead, he doubled down: The former president relayed word that Herbster wasn’t fighting back hard enough, backing plans for Herbster to hold a press conference aggressively denying the allegations and pushing back at his adversaries,” reported Alex Isenstadt.
Watch: Newsmax Host Wants to Know Why Movies ‘Have to Be About LGBTQ People?’ in Anti-Gay Rant
Newsmax propagandist Greg Kelly is jumping on the right’s rapidly growing anti-LGBTQ extremism by denouncing movies with LGBTQ people in them, while likening being LGBTQ to having a hobby – like trains – that he says no one needs to know about.
“I don’t get this be your whole self routine at work or even in art, even in products that you are creating for other people to consume,” Kelly said on Newsmax Wednesday. “For instance, take me, I love model trains. Did you know that? I actually do.”
“I love trains. I love them,” he continued. “I don’t talk about a lot on TV because it’s a pretty niche hobby and not a lot of people are into it. Alright, especially at my age. That’s my thing. I’ll do it on my time and I’m not going to bother you about it fair? You get it? I think that’s a pretty good analogy.”
It’s actually not. What Kelly is talking about is called a hobby. Being LGBTQ is not.
The Newsmax host who, coincidentally is a former Fox News correspondent and host, and the son of former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly, then played what appeared to be an internal Walt Disney Company video of an employee talking about including LGBTQ characters in her work.
The segment included her stating: “Like I was just wherever I could just basically adding queerness to like, if you see anything queer in the show [undiscernable] no one would stop me and no one was trying to stop me.”
Kelly, who, according to Vanity Fair, has a history of “very racist-seeming tweets,” jumped on that immediately.
“Just have fun with your not-so-secret gay agenda,” he said. “And queerness and putting it in movies and cartoons and where is it been so far? I watch this stuff from time to time. I guess over the years. These are movies you’ve heard of I’ve heard of is this what they’ve been up to all along?” he asked, as the camera pans over classic Disney works like “Mary Poppins.”
(LGBTQ people have been creating Disney classics for decades, or longer. )
“Is this what they will be up to from now on? I don’t think it’s going to help the plotline. You know, movies are about people. Uh, why do they have to be about LGBTQ people or anything like, is the orientation really all that?”
(Full anti-LGBTQ segment on YouTube.)
Newsmax host: “You know, movies are about people. Why do they have to be about LGBTQ people?” pic.twitter.com/y39ycxvXwM
— Jason Campbell (@JasonSCampbell) March 31, 2022
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DeSantis waited until about 45 minutes before press call time to inform reporters that he was signing the bill, where, and when. One publisher surmised he did so to avoid giving opponents the opportunity to protest, while the head of Equality Florida noted he did so at a charter school that is exempt from the bill.
The bill signing and detailed discussion was carried live by CBS News affiliates WPEC and WESH. NCRM has blurred the children’s faces in photos for their protection.
— WPEC CBS12 News (@CBS12) March 28, 2022
Here’s DeSantis holding up a copy of a book that the law will now restrict or ban from schools.
— Liz Crawford WTSP (@LizCrawfordWTSP) March 28, 2022
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