No need, as you still don't understand what happened.Edwards is on record saying calling someone a phaggot should be illegal, and this is what Miss Coulter refers to.She did not call him that or bring that word into the discussion.
Doesn't she know that our schools are teaching children that homosexuality is a completely legitimate practice, and one we must all embrace and support as such whether we engage in it or not?
Yet despite all of this, Ann had the unmitigated gall to get up before an overflow crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday, while the cameras were still rolling, and say this: "I was going to have a few comments on the other Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, but it turns out you have to go into rehab if you use the word '***got,' so I--so kind of an impasse, can't really talk about Edwards." The reaction was swift and severe.
DNC Chairman Howard Dean called upon Republican leaders to denounce Coulter, and they were quick to comply--starting with the "Big 3" in the Republican presidential race.
A spokesman for Mitt Romney called Coulter's use of the F-word "an offensive remark," adding that Romney believes "all people should be treated with dignity and respect." Rudy Giuliani said her comments were "completely inappropriate," while a spokesman for John Mc Cain tried to one-up Rudy by saying they were "wildly inappropriate." What was missing from all the hysteria that followed Ann's CPAC appearance was any discussion of the larger cultural context in which she made her remarks regarding Edwards.
As with her attack upon those four politically-motivated 9/11 widows (the "Witches of East Brunswick"), the media once more ignored the salient argument she was making to focus instead on the sensational aspect of the language she used.
Then Democratic and Republican legislators, liberal and conservative bloggers summarily followed suit.All anyone wanted to talk about was the anti-"gay" epithet.There are some things you just can't say, not even in jest.And at the top of that list right now is anything derogatory about the "gay" lifestyle or, worse yet, anything that is considered a slur against homosexuals, a protected class of people with special rights which entitle them to live free from all offense. After all, hasn't she seen any of the countless films or TV shows produced by Hollywood in recent years which promote homosexuality as a perfectly normal and acceptable alternative lifestyle?Indeed, the homosexuals in virtually every one of these films and TV shows are smarter, funnier, hipper and more humane than the heterosexual characters.Hasn't she seen or read any of the endless media stories promoting homosexuality in the same glowing manner, with never a critical word to be uttered?