Many of those writing the negative e-mails are outraged that a conservative would ask a conservative author questions from a conservative’s perspective for a conservative newspaper. One person writes, “You are so unfair and unbalanced!” Well, there goes my shot as a Fox News anchor. But lest you think he might have any intellectual points to make, the rest of the e-mail refers to me and Coulter in a sexual manner. In fact, several e-mails included this kind of rhetoric. I would quote them, but to make it decent it would look like Morse code.
Another person writes, “So how does it feel to interview Hitler reborn first-hand? I think I would need about 20 showers just to feel normal again after being in the presence of such a pathetic excuse for a human being.” I was actually surprised that it took more than 12 hours since the interview was published to get the first Hitler comparison. The comparison of [insert Republican’s name] to Hitler is as hack as “I just flew in and, boy, are my arms tired.”
Then came the e-mails from those claiming to be conservatives or Republicans who had an instant conversion because “this time she’s gone too far.” As Coulter recently pointed out on Your World with Neil Cavuto, these phonies say that every time she writes a new book. One guy from
Hmm, it seems like anyone who is holding on to a grudge against Newt Gingrich from 1990 might have been drinking the Kool-Aid for a little longer than he’s letting on. Unfortunately, I can’t recall the existence of this phantom memo because I was only 12-years-old at the time.
Another curious claim in this e-mail, as well as several others, is that Coulter makes outrageous statements just to sell books. Then these same people say she doesn’t represent most conservatives. Yet, Godless still becomes No. 1 on Amazon.com and will undoubtedly be a New York Times bestseller. And by the way, those mystery “mass purchases” by Richard Scaife (I received those e-mails, too) don’t count toward the bestseller lists.
It’s a typical ploy by liberals to claim to be Bush voters or moderates or Republicans in order to project a false sense of credibility. It’s like when they use an anti-war veteran or group of pro-Kerry widows from
Another “lifelong Republican” says that I have gone too far. He writes, “I have always been a fan of your previous writings. Your latest ‘interview’ with
The e-mails I enjoyed the most were those that said I was worse than Coulter herself. One guy wrote, “As a sycophantic piece of s***, your review of Coulter’s latest piece of s*** is exceeded only by it.” Another writes, “[Y]ou revealed yourself to be just as vicious as
So, for those of you keeping score, conservatives cannot write about people they agree or disagree with because it makes them “hucksters” or Hitler. Instead, we should be writing about issues we don’t care about and people with no political relevance. Fortunately, HUMAN EVENTS has no need for articles on Brad and Angelina and their new baby, so keep those emails coming!