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Ann Coulter’s Cover-ups

Ann Coulter is becoming ever more brazen in her commentary, condemning elites for “covering up and protecting one another,”[1] when Coulter has herself been a recipient of and participant in any number of cover-ups.

In Propaganda: Orwell in the Age of Ann Coulter, you will discover numerous times when Coulter’s friends and colleagues have covered up her scandalous behavior.

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In speaking about the Jeffrey Epstein sex scandal, Coulter insisted, “This is a really important story,” explaining that “this is the elites getting cozy and covering up and protecting one another.”

She found it “shocking” that “thus far this has only been covered on Fox News,” and accused “the elites [of] circling the wagon and protecting” the guilty person.

But Coulter has herself been protected countless times on Fox News by her colleagues and friends, most notably Sean Hannity. Hannity routinely comes to her rescue in controversy after controversy. He devoted a series of shows (both TV and radio) to defend her when she defamed the 9/11 widows in 2006. More recently, as noted in Propaganda, Hannity leapt to Coulter’s defense over her spurious attacks on – of all things – soccer.

For well over a decade, Coulter’s colleagues have excused her plagiarism. Just last year, a colleague at Human Events repeatedly lied to me in an interview, denying her plagiarism with multiple falsehoods and specious arguments.

Christian conservatives, like Erich Erickson, have even defended Coulter’s defamation of selfless Christian missionaries serving overseas, people Coulter called ungodly traitors.

When will Fox News and other conservative organizations hold Coulter accountable for her immoral and unethical behavior?

See the new exposé on Coulter for more details. This free 245-page PDF book – Propaganda: Orwell in the Age of Ann Coulter – is available at www.coulterwatch.com/propaganda.pdf.

Endnotes:

[1]               Ann Coulter, Hannity, FNC, 1/6/15.

Ann Coulter’s Hoaxes

In her last column of 2014,[1] Ann Coulter gave a splendid explanation of liberal hoaxes explicitly designed to further a progressive agenda. But Coulter has created her own set of hoaxes explicitly designed to further her own agenda.

Welcome to Propaganda – Ann Coulter Style.

Hoaxes

In Propaganda: Orwell in the Age of Ann Coulter, you will discover myriad ways in which Coulter distorts language, manipulates logic, and massages truth to fool people into accepting her own agenda.

Coulter’s utter fascination with Orwell’s 1984 has saturated her thought processes and permeated her rhetoric to such a degree that manipulation of language to deceive has become her subconscious modus operandi.

Her books and commentary are riddled with Orwellian constructions, and, while often expounding accurately on many subjects, Coulter infuses her own fabricated “facts” to lead her audience to erroneous conclusions.

Coulter has, throughout her journalistic career, created hoaxes both big and small to advance her personal, professional, and political agendas.

For instance, Coulter created an Orwellian term – “functionally treasonable” – which, as David Horowitz observed, “is a problematic phrase on several counts.”[2] Horowitz pointed out that “’treasonable’ is not a word but seems to suggest ‘capable of treason,’ which is different from being actually treasonous. The distinction is important.” (Think Newspeak.)

Horowitz also noted that “’functionally treasonable’ is also disturbingly reminiscent of the old Stalinist term ‘objectively fascist.’ This was how people who swore their loyalty to the cause were condemned (often to death) if they deviated from the party line. Stalinists defined all dissent as ‘objectively’ treacherous.” (Think thoughtcrime.)

Horowitz warned, “This is not a path that conservatives should follow. When intent and individuality are separated from actions in a political context, we are entering a totalitarian realm.” (Think Big Brother.)

By 2003, the year Treason was published, Coulter had become the Leni Riefenstahl of the Right.[3] At that time, Coulter launched her campaign for “a new McCarthyism.”

Last summer, Coulter contended that selfless Christian missionaries serving overseas are ungodly traitors.[4] This continued a theme she launched near the beginning of her career wherein only conservatives (Republicans) are Christians and all liberals are godless traitors.[5]

Coulter also proclaimed soccer to be inherently anti-American and an existential threat to Western Civilization.[6]

As for presidential politics, Coulter has set up her own ground rules for nomination, clearly designed to nominate the candidate of her choice. Even now, Coulter continues to extol Mitt Romney as the “ideal” GOP candidate – not as an inheritor of the Reagan mantle but superior to Reagan.

To paraphrase Coulter, “The only new rule we really need is one to stop these infernal Coulter hoaxes.”

See the new exposé on Coulter for more details. This free 245-page PDF book – Propaganda: Orwell in the Age of Ann Coulter – is available at www.coulterwatch.com/propaganda.pdf.

Endnotes:

[1]       Ann Coulter, “Liberals: If the Shoe Doesn’t Fit, Make Everyone Wear It,” 12/30/14.

[2]       David Horowitz, “The Trouble with ‘Treason,’” Front Page Magazine, http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Printable.asp?ID=8793.

[3]       See “Ann Coulter, Orwell’s Protégé” at http://t.co/QYVkBapTIO.

[4]       See “Ann Coulter Screws Up Again” at http://t.co/IfJD3YVG3o.

[5]       See The Gospel According to Ann Coulter, 2012, available as a free PDF download at www.coulterwatch.com/gospel.pdf.

[6]       See “Coulter’s Soccer Flop – Part Trois” at http://t.co/uy7FDPu79v.

Propaganda: Orwell in the Age of Ann Coulter

For almost two decades, Ann Coulter has proven herself untrustworthy.[1] From betraying her own client[2] and scamming voters,[3] to using lies and employing elimination rhetoric,[4] Coulter has shown herself to be unscrupulous – all in the pursuit of self-promotion and self-glory.[5]

A new book – Propaganda: Orwell in the Age of Ann Coulter – delves into the various ways in which Coulter promotes herself and her worldview, and it examines why so many people can come to believe her distortions and lies, even when confronted with a wealth of irrefutable evidence.

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That Coulter retains any credibility at all – despite her pathological prevarication, her eager employment of elimination rhetoric, and her enmity to all who do not fit into her scheme of life – is perhaps the mystery of the ages. Propaganda endeavors to explain the seemingly inexplicable.

In a startling manner, Coulter audaciously adopted Orwell’s iconic 1984[6] as a blueprint for her own career. What totalitarian governments and dictators do on a national and international level, Coulter does on a somewhat smaller scale. Ever ideological, always self-promoting, Coulter uses the tactics and techniques, the verbiage and the principles, of 1984 to pursue her own agenda. Where that agenda collides with conservative principles or Christian values, those interests become subservient to her own.

If George Orwell is the Father of Big Brother, then he is the cherished uncle of Ann Coulter. Coulter certainly seems more at home with 1984 then she does with either the Bible or the Constitution.

Propaganda: Orwell in the Age of Ann Coulter is structured in a simple fashion.

Chapter One compares and contrasts Coulter with Nazi propagandist Leni Riefenstahl.

Chapter Two provides a humorous review of a fictitious Ann Coulter book, Delusional, in which all of the quotations contained therein are from Coulter, demonstrating the schizophrenia of Coulter’s own self-identity.

Chapter Three examines Coulter’s first distinctly Orwellian book, Slander, and its incorporation of many Orwellian propaganda techniques. It further looks at Coulter’s own addiction to addictive thinking and its implication in her work.

With Chapter Four, we see the pervasiveness of Orwellian thinking as it is exhibited in Coulter’s third book, Treason, which is steeped in the thought processes of 1984. This chapter explores the many and varied Orwellian techniques and constructs employed by Coulter in Treason.

Chapter Five looks at Coulter’s first compilation of essays, How to Talk to a Liberal (if you must), which is an instruction book – or, How To manual – for conservatives.

A series of case studies then fleshes out the reality of Coulter’s utilization of propaganda and its political and cultural impact.

An Epilog renders hope possible in the life and work of Coulter.

An Appendix critiques an (almost) perfect piece of propaganda by Coulter.

Propaganda: Orwell in the Age of Ann Coulter is available as a free PDF download at www.coulterwatch.com/propaganda.pdf.

Endnotes:

[1]       See Never Trust Ann Coulter – at ANY Age, 2013, available as a free PDF download at www.coulterwatch.com/never.pdf.

[2]       See “Case Study #1: Oh, Paula (Jones)! Ann Coulter’s Betrayal,” Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory, 2012, available as a free PDF download at www.coulterwatch.com/vanity.pdf.

[3]       See “Case Study #3: Coulter for Congress: Only Scoundrels Need Apply,” Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory, 2012, available as a free PDF download at www.coulterwatch.com/vanity.pdf.

[4]       See “Appendix 1: Sampling of Coulter’s Elimination Rhetoric,” The Gospel According to Ann Coulter, 2012, available as a free PDF download at www.coulterwatch.com/gospel.pdf.

[5]       See Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory, 2012, available as a free PDF download at www.coulterwatch.com/vanity.pdf.

[6]       The full text of Orwell’s 1984 is available at http://www.george-orwell.org/1984/0.html.