- She accused a group of widows of the 9/11 terrorist attacks of "enjoying their husbands' death."
- She suggested that violence could be used to shut down the Occupy protests, saying, "Remember the lesson from my book: It just took a few shootings at Kent State to shut that down for good."
- She said that killing an abortion provider doesn't count as a murder.
- She suggested that women shouldn't be allowed to vote because they tend to vote Democratic.
- She said Muslims shouldn't be allowed to fly on airplanes, and instead should use "flying carpets."
- She said Jews could be "perfected" by becoming Christians.
Here is Coulter in her own words:
Whether Coulter is sincere or not is beside the point. She clearly knows that saying outrageously offensive things will get her attention, so keeps on saying them. If ABC wants to be treated as a serious provider of news and analysis it shouldn't be giving the likes of Ann Coulter a platform. Ann Coulter has every right to spew whatever bigoted nonsense she wants in her own time. But it's irresponsible of news outlets to treat her like a reasonable conservative voice.
Here's a simple idea for the media: don't equate Ann Coulter's vitriol with analysis. And most importantly, realize that when you invite her to spew ill-informed extremism on your program, that's exactly what you're going to get. Ann Coulter isn't adding anything to our political discussion. It's time to stop inviting her to the table.
Other networks and news programs seem to get it. Why doesn't ABC?
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