Ann Coulter calls 9/11 widows "witches"

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From Yahoo News:

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Conservative author Ann Coulter sparked a storm on Wednesday after describing a group of September 11 widows who backed the Democratic Party as millionaire "witches" reveling in their status as celebrities.

"I've never seen people enjoying their husbands' deaths so much," Coulter writes in her book "Godless: The Church of Liberalism," published on Tuesday, referring to four women who headed a campaign that resulted in the creation of the September 11 Commission that investigated the hijacked plane attacks.

Coulter wrote that the women were millionaires as a result of compensation settlements and were "reveling in their status as celebrities and stalked by grief-arazzis."

A spokeswoman for publisher Crown Forum said it had set a first print run of 1 million copies of "Godless" and there were 1.5 million copies of Coulter's previous four books in print.

The four women, Kristen Breitweiser, Patty Casazza, Mindy Kleinberg and Lorie Van Auken, declined to discuss the book in detail but issued a statement saying they had been slandered.

"There was no joy in watching men that we loved burn alive. There was no happiness in telling our children that their fathers were never coming home again," said the statement signed by the four, along with a fifth woman, Monica Gabrielle.

The four women, who live in or around East Brunswick, New Jersey, became friends after September 11 and formed a group that agitated for the investigation. "Our only motivation ever was to make our nation safer," they said.

Coulter, whose books include the bestseller "How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must)," argues in the new book the women she dubs "the Witches of East Brunswick" wanted to blame President George W. Bush for not preventing the attacks.

She criticized them for making a campaign advertisement for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry in 2004, and added: "By the way, how do we know their husbands weren't planning to divorce these harpies? Now that their shelf life is dwindling, they'd better hurry up and appear in Playboy."

PERSONAL ATTACKS

Asked by Reuters why she made such personal comments, Coulter said by e-mail, "I am tired of victims being used as billboards for untenable liberal political beliefs."

"A lot of Americans have been seething over the inanities of these professional victims for some time," she added.

Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg (news, bio, voting record) of New Jersey said Coulter's "shameless attack" on the widows sparked disgust. "Her bookselling antics and accompanying vulgarity deserve our deepest contempt," he said in a statement.

The New York Post, owned by Rupert Murdoch's News. Corp., slammed the comments in an article on Wednesday headlined: "Righty writer Coulter hurls nasty gibes at 9/11 gals."

Coulter, a regular television commentator who is hugely popular among some conservatives, was challenged on NBC's "Today" show on Tuesday over what host Matt Lauer called "dramatic" remarks, prompting her to say, "You are getting testy with me."

Coulter is known for a combative column after September 11 saying, "We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity." In one book, she wrote, "Even Islamic terrorists don't hate America like liberals do."

Her latest comments were quoted on radio stations in New York on Wednesday and the book was the subject of debate on Web sites such as www.salon.com. The Daily News newspaper's front-page headline was "Coulter the Cruel."

The controversy appeared to be doing no harm to sales of Coulter's latest book, which was listed as the second-best seller of the day at online retailer Amazon.com on Wednesday afternoon.
Seriously. This woman has gone from annoying to incoherent. Will someone please just shut this fame-whore up? (I'm sure it isn't hurting her book sales. Although she writes like a 15-year-old girl putting mean things about classmates in a slam book.)
 
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Tankies Yank, here in the UK we have a small and I stress small community of fundementalist Muslims planning our downfall ....... You have right wing fundementalist christians planning thier ideal of a eutopia America.... I think I feel more sorry for your side ;)



At least you can lampoon her thoughts and comments openly without being called a rascist.




J
 
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BiGbAddAbOOm said:
Tankies Yank, here in the UK we have a small and I stress small community of fundementalist Muslims planning our downfall ....... You have right wing fundementalist christians planning thier ideal of a eutopia America.... I think I feel more sorry for your side ;)



At least you can lampoon her thoughts and comments openly without being called a rascist.




J
We have both actually, and I've had face-to-face encounters with both.
 
#5
If she's getting tired of victims being used as billboards for untenable political beliefs, then she should be getting tired of the Bushbaby then, for that's what he seems to be doing!
 
#6
This woman deserves nothing less than being dissolved in her own bile.
 
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People VOTE for her side of the fence? Jesus H, why not go the whole hog and just say that all 3000 or so deserved it as at some point one of their family members must have committed a sin and this was Gods justice. She is a reprehensible slug and I doubt very, VERY much that she would hold the same opinion if her loved one had perished in one of those towers.

I'm going to hell anyway, so I'll have a front row seat when Old Nick jabs her in the butt with a pitchfork for publishing her fundementalist bile. Zarqawi was a total sh1t but at least he fought for what he believed in, rather than just writing about it. I have more admiration for him(and it barely registers a twitch on my admirationometer) than that excuse for a human being.

TTFN

Heed
 
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Heedthebaw said:
People VOTE for her side of the fence? Jesus H, why not go the whole hog and just say that all 3000 or so deserved it as at some point one of their family members must have committed a sin and this was Gods justice. She is a reprehensible slug and I doubt very, VERY much that she would hold the same opinion if her loved one had perished in one of those towers.

I'm going to hell anyway, so I'll have a front row seat when Old Nick jabs her in the butt with a pitchfork for publishing her fundementalist bile. Zarqawi was a total sh1t but at least he fought for what he believed in, rather than just writing about it. I have more admiration for him(and it barely registers a twitch on my admirationometer) than that excuse for a human being.

TTFN

Heed
Both sides of the fence are quite vast, so I wouldn't use that bitch as a great representative of anything other than her own twisted ideals.
 
#9
Good to see she's taking getting dumped by a Muslim guy so well.
 
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Shes a typical right wing media xenophobe. Sex pest O'Reilly & that fat junkie Limbaugh have both shown their true colours. It seems that those that squeal the most (on tv, radio . & written word) about how america should be run appear to have the biggest skeletons in their closet. She doesn't exactly break the stereotype of a dumb blonde does she ? At least Savage nation is occasionally amusing & thoughtful
 

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