Monday, June 12, 2006

Where's the Outrage on the Right?

It is almost a week since right wing talking head and author, Ann Coulter, started her assault on the widows of September 11th. It seems clear that she does these outrageous things just to get her name/face on the TV to sell more books.

While she is well known for saying some of the most outrageous things, her comments last week were completely disgusting and totally unacceptable. Although most have likely heard about her comments, here are a couple of them:

When on NBC's Today Show, she verified her belief in the following comments in her book regarding the widows of September 11th.
"These broads are millionaires, lionized on TV and in articles about them, revelling in their status as celebrities and stalked by grief-arazzis. I've never seen people enjoying their husbands' death so much."

Then a couple of days later she was on Fox's Hannity and Colmes show. Alan Colmes asked her if she thought that the 911-widows would give back everything that they now have just to get their husbands back. Coulter responded:
"Oh, I don't know. At this point, to give up $2 million ... to have to go back to cooking meals and not ... appearing in Vanity Fair. They're clearly enjoying their celebrity status."

I must say that I am not surprised by Coulter's outrageous comments. I usually pay no attention to her at all. What is more bothersome to me is the response, or lack thereof, by the Republicans and the right wing.

Where is Charlie Sykes, Mark Belling, and Jessica McBride? Have I missed their outrage on this issue? Can Coulter and others just say the most vile things and get a pass from them because she is on their ideological side?

What if this was a liberal taking shots at the families of 911 victims? I wonder if Sykes and the others would say anything then? I have a feeling that it would be wall to wall outrage on WTMJ and WISN. Yet Ann Coulter makes the comments and little or nothing is said.

I have also forced myself to check last week's posts by the best known right wing bloggers and not a peep. Not one word.

How strange that the crowd that loves to use 911 for political gain and manipulation, will not rush to the defense of the widows of 911. All to protect the matriarch of their movement. How sad.

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