Coulter update: Why does FOX News give her a platform?
I ran across this dkos diary discussing Coulter's latest outrageous statement:
WASHINGTON (AP) - A recent Newsweek poll showing Democrat Barack Obama leading top Republican presidential hopefuls could have been made up and might help al-Qaida, conservative commentator Ann Coulter said in her latest verbal broadside.
[...]"I think this is Newsweek doing more push polling for al-Qaida," she said
Coulter is predictable and stale, reduced to ever more trollish and deliberately offensive soundbites in a desparate attempt to cling to the spotlight. After she essentially called Edwards a "faggot" at CPAC, conservatives rushed to distance themselves from her remarks. I viewed her comments as part of a disturbing trend of slash-and-burn politics embraced by a vocal subset of Republicans. FOX typifies the gloves-off approach that Coulter takes to extremes, so it's no surprise that they didn't get the memo that conservatives didn't wish to be associated with her venom.
FOX was out front smearing Obama , perhaps the most electable Democratic Presidential candidate, and was subsequently frozen out by the Senator. Coulter's comment is outrageous, but not unexpected coming from her, and not out of character with previous FOX coverage. It's time to quit pretending FOX is a serious news outlet. They choose to embrace Coulter and Coulteresque commentary, and they choose to demonize their political opposition. Hey, if that gets them ratings, whatever, but let's treat this "fair and balanced" charade with the contempt it deserves.