Last night, Ann Coulter revealed, “I’ve been thrown down and gang raped at bars and on the New York City subway.”
This is not the first time Coulter has claimed to be raped to emphasize a point for political purposes. Indeed, she seems to purposely trivialize rape. Why? To end discussion. (Similar to the Left routinely employing charges of racism against its foes.)
Coulter’s breaking news last night was in the context of Michelle Fields’ proven claims to have been assaulted by Donald Trump’s campaign manager. Coulter’s full quote flings disdain at Fields:
“If that is a battery that we just saw on that screen, I’ve been thrown down and gang raped at bars and on the New York City subway.”
But the video does show Corey Lewandowski physically accosting Fields.
Yesterday, Coulter made some bizarre claims – contradicted by witnesses and video, among them:
- Fields attacked Trump, “Touches him, lunges at him.” Lunges? Not on the video she is analyzing.
- Lewandowski brushed Fields’ shoulder. The video contradicts Coulter’s spin. It clearly shows Lewandowski grabbing Fields, yanking her arm, pulling her back. Fields was clearly moving toward Trump, then suddenly pulled back.
- Coulter urged us, “You’ve got to watch the video,” yet, at the same time, tells us not to believe our own eyes.
- Coulter then made her ludicrous comparison with the Duke Lacrosse rape hoax. The Duke rape allegation was a fabrication. Fields’ assault actually happened. Eyewitnesses corroborate her claims. So does the video. Let’s not forget the bruise on Fields’ arm.
The big lie. Trump and Lewandowski are the victims, Fields is the culprit. Coulter: “In this case, [Trump] is the victim, not the victimizer.”
Subordinate lies. Fields lunged at Trump; Fields fabricated a hoax.
Rationalization. The video really doesn’t show what we clearly see because what the video shows refutes Coulter’s spin. (The big lie must be believed!)
Ridicule. Throughout her analysis, commentary, and social media postings, Coulter mercilessly mocked Fields, who, lest we forget, is the real victim.
Coulter equated concern for Fields’ justifiable grievances with politically correct “safe spaces [for] girl reporter’s shoulders.”
Dripping with sarcasm, Coulter posted: “Like Americans everywhere, I know I’ll always remember where I was when news arrived of the tragic assault on Michelle Fields. Whatever your politics, whatever your ethnicity or religion, please take a moment to pray for the recovery of brave Michelle Fields.
All respect to Harriet Tubman, but it’s Michelle Fields who should go on the $20 bill. Her courage will inspire generations yet unborn.”
Strawman argument. Coulter falsely charged Fields with claiming she had been “knocked down.” Fields made no such claim. Coulter scornfully tweeted: “As soon as Michelle Fields shows us on the doll how the mean campaign aide forcefully threw her to the ground.”
Minimization. After news of Lewandowski’s arrest, Coulter tweeted, “You’re right. Until this tape was released, I had no idea Corey actually brushed her shoulder!” Again, he did not brush her shoulder; he violently yanked her arm. Even after this tweet, Coulter repeated Lewandowski’s lie that he never touched her. The video cited by Coulter proves otherwise.
Coulter has proven herself to be as big a fraud as the candidate for whom she shills.