In her first column of the year, Ann Coulter missed a scoop right under her aristocratic nose! She did so trying to avoid exposing her own shenanigans during the Clinton sex scandals of the 1990s.
Coulter took Chris Matthews to task for his incredulity over accusations that Hillary enabled Bill in his sexual escapades. But she missed a scoop by trying to hide her own past. (One might call it, “Ann Coulter’s Ann Coulter Amnesia.”) Coulter wrote:
“That’s why no one under 30 has ever heard of Gennifer Flowers, Juanita Broaddrick, Dolly Kyle Browning, Elizabeth Ward Gracen, Sally Perdue, Kathleen Willey and Monica Lewinsky. Nor have they heard that Hillary’s explanation of all these alleged rapes, molestations (proved), gropings (proved) and sexual affairs (proved) was that there was a ‘vast right-wing conspiracy, conspiring against my husband.’”
Coulter citations missed one of the most prominent cases, charges of sexual harassment by Paula Jones, the one person on that singular list whom Coulter personally knew, professionally betrayed, and profoundly demeaned.
The exclusion of Paula Jones from Coulter’s list is striking! Jones received a substantial out-of-court settlement.
Even more striking, Coulter extensively quoted Matthews on Hillary but missed the best Matthews quote out there, a scoop which exposes the very character of Hillary Clinton.
Coulter v. Jones
Coulter’s involvement with both the Paula Jones sexual harassment case against Bill Clinton and Linda Tripp’s taped conversations with Monica Lewinsky would prove crucial to not only undermining the Clinton agenda and tarnishing the Clinton legacy, but would also provide the impetus for impeachment of the President and, not coincidentally, provide Coulter with her first best-seller.
During the scandal, Coulter expressed not one word of empathy for Jones. Indeed, Coulter gloried in Paula’s misery because Paula became a weapon to use against the President. Coulter divulged attorney-client privileged information to the press with the express purpose of thwarting her client’s desire for an out-of-court settlement.
As a result of the sabotaged negotiations, Jones reluctantly went to court, the Lewinsky scandal erupted, and Jones’ life was radically altered. Rather than receiving the settlement she so desperately desired, Jones entered media hell and gained a fractured family. Coulter, however, benefited, later boasting that she “got a bestseller out of it.” Meanwhile, Jones remained in media hell.
Coulter publicly commiserated with Jones: “It seems to me, after seeing this in a practical matter, what Paula Jones went through, I don’t think any of them would bring a lawsuit. I certainly wouldn’t. How would you like to be called ‘trailer park trash,’ and have the entire White House apparatus focused on you as one sole little woman without a capacity to respond?”
As it was, due to marital breakup, legal fees, back taxes, and a defense fund fiasco – all as a result of Coulter’s interference in her lawsuit – Jones thought the only way out of her family meltdown and financial chaos was to discreetly pose for Penthouse.
Ironically, after abandoning Jones – without ever offering her any post-impeachment aid – Coulter denounced her as “trailer park trash,” doing precisely what she had previously condemned Clinton supporters for doing. In Coulter’s own words: “Now she’s just the trailer park trash they said she was.”
(Many more details are available in “Case Study # 1: Oh, Paula (Jones)! Ann Coulter’s Betrayal.”)
Coulter Missed This Scoop!
Coulter’s extensive excerpts from Chris Matthews somehow missed his most important words on the subject. On October 26, 2007, Chris Matthews outlined many of the Clinton sex scandals (emphasis added):
“But we know it has because his private matters inevitably become private. We know the name of every woman he’s been involved with – everybody. You know, there’s never been any investigative reporting. Paula Jones filed a lawsuit. Gennifer Flowers had a big press conference. Monica Lewinsky blabbed about him on some tape recording with her pal, Linda Tripp. We have this stuff thrown at us, and they keep saying, private matter. If it’s private, why do we always know about it?”
Matthews mentioned the person Coulter was loathe to name: Paula Jones. Matthews also affirmed the public notoriety of Clinton’s private sexual behavior with women other than his wife. But, more than that, Matthews probed deeper.
Then Matthews asked how those scandals accrued to Hillary’s benefit!
“Does she exploit it and get power by knowing that he’s always feeling guilty with her? In other words, did she get power – I heard this from David Gergen. She got power over health care financing, the biggest issue of that administration because he was so hooked up in the problem of Paula Jones that she just squeezed it out of [him] … Is that the kind of exploitation, or what do you call it – what do you call it, blackmail? What do you call it? … And she exploited it to get more power.”
Here we see that it was well known during the Clinton presidency that the First Lady was exploiting her own husband’s sexual misconduct (in particular, the Jones’ scandal) to advance her own agenda with the power of the presidency behind it! This is yet another example of Clinton’s abuse of power as First Lady and one which foreshadows what a Hillary presidency would look like.
Hillary and Ann, Enemies Forever?
Trekkies will recall the Star Trek episode, “Let That Be Your Last Battlefield,” in which “two survivors of a war-torn planet … are still committed to destroying each other aboard the ship.” Each is “half black and half white, the two halves split perfectly down the center of his body.” Why do they seek to destroy one another? Each regards the other as evil. They are, ironically, mirror images of one another. (One is white on the left side, black on the right; the other is the reverse.) Yet, they cannot see how much they have in common.
Coulter and Clinton have far more in common with one another than just enmity.
Neither Clinton nor Coulter can escape their ignoble past (except by godly sorrow, repentance, and God’s grace). The character of both is cut from the same cloth – narcissistic hubris and ambition unbridled by scruples. Coulter and Clinton share a shocking number of character traits (though radically different personalities).
 Ann Coulter, “Chris Matthews’ Hillary Amnesia,” 1/6/16.