Thursday, February 24, 2005


She’s not exactly a liar in fact, Ann Coulter. She’s just a liar in effect.

She tells enough of the truth that, if her readers don’t know what’s going on (and, of course, her readers are mainly Far Right folk who listen to Rush, so they don’t know what’s going on), they will be misled into believing what is false: this makes what she writes, in effect, big fat lies.

For instance, in her column today on Townhall, she claims that lefty bloggers have no real reason for attacking Gannon except that he is gay.

Well, first, no; and second, being gay is not what Lefty bloggers are seizing upon in the case: which Coulter knows: it is being a gay guy running an online prostitution ring while having a security clearance at the White House of an Administration which claims that being gay is a grave moral failing that is endangering our country’s welfare.

Those really are two different things, and furthermore I know Coulter knows it.

Second, she knows Gannon’s sexual preference is not what the Left is or ever was primarily interested in. Nor was the Left interested in Gannon’s use of a pseudonym. It is his lack of a security clearance, and how he was able to continue to access the White House, for the length of time he did, during the time he did – hey, Coulter, did you notice this war we’re engaged in? Do you think maybe that should affect our security practices any? Or maybe you think it shouldn’t matter because Gannon’s a white guy?

Anyway, she also gets the obligatory slam in against Clinton:

Democrats in Congress actually demanded that an independent prosecutor investigate how Gannon got into White House press conferences while writing under an invented name. How did Gary Hartpence, Billy Blythe and John Kohn (Gary Hart, Bill Clinton and John Kerry) run for president under invented names? Admittedly, these men were not reporters for the prestigious "Talon News" service; they were merely Democrats running for president.

I think we should propose a National Bill: All Townhall writers to be banned from using the word “Clinton” for the next six months.

It would be cruel and unusual punishment, sure, and it would cripple them entirely, but at least we’d get some peace and quiet.

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