Wednesday, June 28, 2006
I received an email this week from the Conservative DVD Club, the outfit that brings us such riveting titles as "Jesus: Fact or Fiction," "The Evidence for Heaven," and "The Roots of the Ultra Left: What They Really Think." As if that wasn't enough excitement, they're now offering "Is it True What They Say About Ann?," which is touted as a "behind-the-scenes look at the fabulous Ann Coulter." What could be less appealing than to watch an 80-minute DVD about this despicable human being and her legion of Kool-aid-drunken racist sycophants?
Says the promotion, "Go behind the scenes with Ann Coulter, and meet the woman behind the stinging barb and the quick wit. You'll see the "conservative movement's diva" at her best in original interviews where she takes on the likes of Katie Couric and Phil Donahue. You'll see Ann give a college lecture, where she deftly handles her hecklers and graciously receives her many fans. You'll also get a rare glimpse of the real Ann Coulter when she talks about everything from her childhood in the suburbs to her passion for the Grateful Dead. Ann's legions of fans won't want to miss this DVD full of exclusive interviews, classic television clips, and Coulter insight.
Patrick Wright, the documentary's co-director, explained, "I think that we start with all the rhetoric and things that are said about Ann and then move in closer to what Ann is about." Now that's a nice idea. I wonder if it covers the real Ann:
-how Coulter uses fear, prejudice and hate to incite and scapegoat
-how Coulter thinks red-baiting, black-balling former Sen. Joe McCarthy was "misunderstood and under-appreciated"
-how Coulter has slandered U.S. war vets and attacked their patriotism for political purposes
-how Coulter lies and uses religion to divide people: "Liberals hate both God and America"
-how Coulter defends the racist Confederate culture
-how Coulter promotes racism and discrimination against Muslims, referring to them as "camel jockey", "jihad monkey" and "tent merchant"
-how Coulter publicly degrades women: "I think women should be armed but should not vote...women have no capacity to understand how money is earned"
-how Coulter slandered 9/11 widows with such heartless, gutless comments as "I've never seen people enjoying their husbands' deaths so much"
I think we all know exactly "what Ann is all about."