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Coulter Lies About Media Lying About Her and Trump

Who knew? Both Donald Trump and Ann Coulter have the precisely the same identical problem: Neither of them ever say anything wrong and everything the media says about them is a lie.

Media Lies

To continue this propagandistic point she has been making for months, in her latest column (“How the Media Work”) Coulter lies – and lies wholeheartedly – about an incident from 2007. Not only does she lie about the underlying details but also about the factually-correct reporting of the event.

Coulter wrote: “This isn’t taking something ‘out of context’ – it’s a lie. Try quoting the full sentence!”

OK, I will.

Coulter recalls a Good Morning America appearance (6/25/07) in which she said (full quote, emphasis added):

“Oh yeah. I wouldn’t insult gays by comparing them to John Edwards. Now, that would be mean. But about the same time, you know, Bill Maher was not joking and saying he wished Dick Cheney had been killed in a terrorist attack. So I’ve learned my lesson. If I’m gonna say anything about John Edwards in the future, I’ll just wish he had been killed in a terrorist assassination plot.”

Coulter’s next words: “I’m not a rhetorician, but I believe this would be called a ‘syllogism,’ or ‘deductive reasoning.’” (Thanks for the patina of journalistic professionalism, Ann.)

Coulter continued: “Or maybe it’s just sarcasm about the media’s rank hypocrisy.”

The truth differs dramatically from Coulter’s imagined fantasy.

The media naturally and accurately reported that Coulter called for John Edwards assassination by a terrorist. According to Coulter, “Hundreds of news outlets repeated this lie.” Except, it wasn’t a lie!

Yet, Coulter calls this a lie, claiming her words were “taken out of context.”

What was the context? What made it a “’syllogism,’ or ‘deductive reasoning?’” Or “sarcasm?”

The context was Coulter comparing what she was saying about Edwards to her own false version of what Maher said about Cheney. The media largely ignored the Maher portion of her full quote because it was a lie. Maher never said what Coulter claimed Maher said.

Here’s what Maher said: “I’m just saying if he did die, other people, more people would live. That’s a fact.”

Here’s what Coulter said, “I’ll just wish he had been killed in a terrorist assassination plot.”

One is propositional, the other hypothetical. One is an expressed desire, the other a stated opinion.

Yet Coulter has the temerity to write:

“Ironically, the media’s rewrite pretty forcefully proved my point about the gigantic double standard for liberals and conservatives: In order to prove I was a monster, the media put a liberal’s words in my mouth – the exact same words they hadn’t minded when a liberal said them.”

Except the words were Coulter’s, not Maher’s. Coulter out her own words into a liberal’s mouth.

Remember, Maher never said what Coulter claimed he said. So why would the media deliberately perpetuate a lie created by Coulter?

Maybe Coulter really is a “monster,” to use her own vernacular.

When queried by Fox News about those comments, “radio talk show host Rob Thompson” described Coulter as “intellectual chewing gum … a lady in a dress who likes to spit out things that cause a little bit of unrest, and she’ll go away for a while. She’ll crawl back in her hole and we’ll hear from her in about six months.”

Coulter’s larger point and broader claim that both she and Trump have been victimized by media lies is balderdash. (Coulter has been crying victim for twenty years!)

The truth of what they say and do is far more effective than any lie could be.

Ann, Fox News is Pro-Trump

Propagandist Ann Coulter boasted, “Look at what [Trump] has accomplished so far with every powerful entity against him, including Fox News.” Yes, she claims Fox News is anti-Trump!

Fox News Against Trump

Ann, Fox News has been zealously pro-Trump for ages!

Alert readers will recall her infamous claim of being banned by Fox News for being pro-Trump.

Perhaps reality will someday intrude upon her fantasy.

Only One Admits to Being a RINO

Ann Coulter proves daily her true identity as a RINO.

Coulter lionizes Mitt Romney, vilifies the Tea Party, and dismisses the Republican presidential field as a “joke.” For Coulter, Romney is the only possible choice.[1]

TwoRINOs

Coulter has again identified Romney as “the most conservative candidate we’ve had to run for President,” even “more conservative than Reagan.”[2] Gushing, Coulter contended, “Mitt Romney was not only the most articulate but the most conservative candidate we’ve ever had.”[3]

Coulter has a plan to achieve her goal: “My plan is still that Romney comes in at the end when conservatives realize that they were lied to by many of their own alleged spokesmen.” How, exactly, this is a “plan,” could be called her plan, and could be accomplished by Coulter has never been explained.

On Sean Hannity’s radio show, Coulter insisted that, in the end, Romney will be the GOP nominee for president in 2016. She boasts, “I’m waiting for Republicans to wake up and realize that Romney was the best they ever had and beg him to get back into the race.”[4]

Coulter blamed the Tea Party and Sarah Palin for Romney declaring that he would not run, saying, “He said ‘No’ because he can’t fight both the New York Times and Sarah Palin.”

Coulter again besmirched those conservatives opposed to Romney, claiming, “You were lied to, right-wingers. You were lied to by people who care more about their careers and think it’s somehow ‘pure’ to run someone who’s a loser.” Coulter continued to berate “alleged right-wingers who go around claiming he was a RINO.”

Romney is a RINO.

Sean Hannity was perplexed by Coulter’s refusal to support any candidate but Romney, saying, “This is you. No matter what I say, you’re gonna say, ‘Mitt Romney.’ He’s not running.”

On Hannity’s television show, Coulter again promoted Romney for president. A puzzled Hannity pointed out that Romney was not running. Coulter reiterated, “I think he’s gonna jump back in when people realize [interrupted].”

Besmirching Republicans everywhere, Coulter claimed, “the only possible candidate who isn’t a joke right now is Scott Walker [as Vice President with Romney as President].”

Coulter was so confident in her analysis and predictions, that she boasted, “And you’ll see! Ann is going to be right. You’ll apologize.”[5]

If neither Romney nor Walker won the nomination, Coulter said “I’ll take a long vacation,” prompting Hannity to ask, “You’re that rigid now?”

Three years after Romney’s disastrous defeat – foisted on America in large part due to Coulter’s incessant proselytizing for Romney and demonization of Romney’s conservative opponents – Coulter remains in denial over that debacle and the part she played in reelecting Obama in 2012.

Moreover, Coulter is employing the very same techniques now that she did then: lionize Romney and demonize the Tea Party. All while denying that she and Romney are, in fact, RINOs.

Endnotes:

[1]               See “Coulter Stumps for Romney – Again!” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-4V.

[2]               Ann Coulter, Joyce Kaufman Show, WFTL, 5/8/15.

[3]               Ann Coulter, Hannity, FNC, 5/11/5.

[4]               Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity Show, Premiere Radio Networks, 3/4/15.

[5]               Ann Coulter, Hannity, FNC, 5/11/5.

Ann Coulter = Leni Riefenstahl

Is Ann Coulter the “Leni Riefenstahl of the Right?”

Yes and no. Yes, Coulter is a propagandist in the order of Leni Riefenstahl.

No, she is not a propagandist for the Right. Coulter is a propagandist for herself.

Coulter-Riefenstahl

Astonishing parallels exist between Coulter and Riefenstahl.[1]

Coulter does with words what Riefenstahl did in film. Word images, colorful rhetoric, rhetorical artistry – all carefully crafted to convey an image, to promote a product: Ann Coulter.

Mitt Romney as Proxy

Coulter has been[2]and remains[3] – Mitt Romney’s biggest cheerleader.[4]

Mitt Romney is a proxy for Ann Coulter.

When Coulter lavishes praise on Romney and defends his devastating presidential run, Coulter is lavishing praise upon herself and defending herself from complicity in his defeat. Coulter cannot admit that Romney was a failure because she would be admitting that she failed.[5]

During the disastrous 2012 election, Coulter acted as propagandist extraordinaire for Romney, vilifying every one of his Republican rivals.[6]

Now, in 2015, even after Romney has stated that he will not run for President in 2016, Coulter continues to stump for Romney and continues to sabotage rival candidates who could seek the GOP nomination.[7]

Just yesterday, Coulter exclaimed, “I hate them all, except Scott Walker, and my only issue with Walker is … ‘Damn, I wish that were Romney up there.’”[8]

She added, “No [I won’t give up on Romney], because I was right!

Coulter contends, “unlike the mob aspect of the right wing, I actually read people’s positions and what they have done, and Romney was clearly the best we ever had.”

Even now, Coulter asserts, “He crushed Obama.” Huh?

Coulter made similar assertions last month, arguing, “[Romney] was better than Ronald Reagan.”[9] She claimed, “Romney [was] the most conservative candidate we’ve run since Ronald Reagan.”[10]

Coulter denounced “Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, all the alleged conservatives” who opposed Romney, and exclaimed, “My thought is that everyone should just listen to me because I do read.”

Coulter is a propagandist for herself, not for conservatives.

It’s All About Ann

Why this scorched earth policy against conservatives? Why sabotage the campaigns of every GOP candidate who can or will run in 2016, and promote a person who is not running?

Why does only Ann’s opinion count?[11]

It’s all about Ann.[12]

Pride propels Coulter’s propaganda.[13]

Coulter applies superlatives to Romney (“ideal,” “perfect,” “fantastic”) just as she does to herself and her own work. Here’s Coulter on her books:

Coulter boasted, “As noted in that great book that came out this week, If Democrats Had Any Brains, They’d Be Republicans …”[14]

“I’m a massively successful bestselling author.”[15]

“It’s nine [best sellers] now. .. It does technically make it nine, I made number three the first week.”[16]

“I’m Ann Coulter, the author of NINE massive NYT Best sellers.”[17]

“By the way, it’s now ten best sellers.”[18]

Except, contrary to Coulter’s claims, her tenth book did not make the best-seller list. Even her publisher disputes Coulter’s claim.[19]

As for her next book, due out this June, Coulter said that the publisher should move up its publication date because, “The country needs this book. … this is the best one ever.”[20] She said, “I’ve just turned in the edits to my next book, which is fantastic.”[21]

How gauche! Praising her own books.

But, beyond her books, Coulter loves herself: “I’m always charming. … But I’m always right.”[22]

Consider also Coulter continuing grandiose claims,[23] “I’m not a Libertarian, though I’m more libertarian than most libertarians.”[24]

Coulter considers herself the best of the best,[25] and, unlike Limbaugh, Palin, and all of the other conservatives whose opinions she dismisses, at least she reads:

“My thought is that everyone should just listen to me because I do read.”[26]

Endnotes:

[1]               See “Chapter 1: The Right’s Riefenstahl,” Propaganda: Orwell in the Age of Ann Coulter, 2014, available as a free PDF download at www.coulterwatch.com/propaganda.pdf.

[2]               See “Chapter 11: The Beauty of Conservatism,” The Beauty of Conservatism, 2011, available as a free PDF download at www.coulterwatch.com/beauty.pdf.

[3]               See “Chapter 2: Presidential Follies,” Never Trust Ann Coulter – at ANY Age, 2013, available as a free PDF download at www.coulterwatch.com/never.pdf.

[4]               See “Case Study # 6: Romney v. Everyone Else,” Propaganda: Orwell in the Age of Ann Coulter, 2014, available as a free PDF download at www.coulterwatch.com/propaganda.pdf.

[5]               See “Case Study # 10: No More Tears,” Propaganda: Orwell in the Age of Ann Coulter, 2014, available as a free PDF download at www.coulterwatch.com/propaganda.pdf.

[6]               See “Case Study # 7: Mitt Romney – Ideal Candidate” Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory, 2012, available as a free PDF download at www.coulterwatch.com/vanity.pdf.

[7]               See “Coulter Stumps for Romney – Again!” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-4V.

[8]               Ann Coulter, Good Day, LA, KTTV, 3/17/15.

[9]               Ann Coulter, Stevens Institute of Technology, 2/19/15.

[10]             Ann Coulter, Joyce Kaufmann Show, WFTL, 2/2/15.

[11]             See “Coulter Dictates” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-3E.

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

[13]             See “Chapter 5:.Coulter’s Little Red Book,” Propaganda: Orwell in the Age of Ann Coulter, 2014, available as a free PDF download at www.coulterwatch.com/propaganda.pdf.

[14]             Ann Coulter, “Pretend to be all that you can be,” 10/3/07

[15]             Ann Coulter, interview with PJMedia, 2/2/09.

[16]             Ann Coulter, Through the Mirror with Larry Sinclair, 10/10/12.

[17]             Ann Coulter, CPAC, 3/16/13.

[18]             Ann Coulter, Daybreak with Drew Steele, Fox News, 10/28/13.

[19]             See “Appendix 2: Ann Coulter’s Trust Busted,” Never Trust Ann Coulter – at ANY Age, 2013, available as a free PDF download at www.coulterwatch.com/never.pdf.

[20]             Ann Coulter, Joyce Kaufmann Show, WFTL, 2/2/15.

[21]             Ann Coulter, Good Day, LA, KTTV, 3/17/15.

[22]             Ibid.

[23]             See “Chapter 2:.Delusional – Ann Coulter’s Self-Identity,” Propaganda: Orwell in the Age of Ann Coulter, 2014, available as a free PDF download at www.coulterwatch.com/propaganda.pdf.

[24]             Ann Coulter, Stevens Institute of Technology, 2/19/15.

[25]             See “Chapter 1: Rising Crème: Narcissism – A Primer,” Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory, 2012, available as a free PDF download at www.coulterwatch.com/vanity.pdf.

[26]             Ann Coulter, Joyce Kaufmann Show, WFTL, 2/2/15. See also “Ann Coulter – Smartest Person in the World” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-59.