Friday, April 22, 2005

Ann Coulter and Time

The Wicked Witch of the Right is on the cover of Time magazine this week, featured in a powder puff article by John Cloud that glosses over her many errors, false accusations, and inflammatory statements. The article teases that "you don't know the real Ann Coulter," but as Media Matters says, anyone who reads it still won't know the real Ann Coulter. Alas, poor Ann never made it past the cover--she felt that the cover photo was unflattering and shreiked that it reeks of liberal media bias (I'm not making this up). I am amazed that people still listen to this woman. If she's ever had a single good idea pass through her brain, it never made it out of her mouth.

Along with material from the print edition, Time's web site offers "an unscientific, informal survey" that asks, "Does Ann Coulter make a positive contribution to American political culture?" Apparently Coulter's legions of fans (mostly conservative, under-sexed men, I would guess) haven't been visiting the site enough because only 23.0% of 2,363,749 voters say "Yes" while 76.9% say "No."

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