Mr. Howell: Young man are you accusing a Howell of cheating? I’ll have you know I’m far too wealthy.
Spy Gilligan: To cheat?
Mr. Howell: No, to be accused!
Gilligan’s Island Gilligan vs Gilligan 1966
Talking Points memo is breathlessly reporting the following statement from Ann Coulter
The quote that caused them to embed this video and was this:
“On the gun crimes, we keep hearing how low they are in Europe, and oh, they’re so low, and they have no guns,” Coulter told Fox’s Sean Hannity. “If you compare white populations, we have the same murder rate as Belgium.”
Ed Kilgore at Washington Monthly titles his post “Solution is obvious” snarking:
If I didn’t really like the Belgians, I’d suggest that she get herself over there permanently right away. It might be a socialist hell in her eyes, but it would be one where she’d not only be secure, but would not be allowed within 100 yards of a camera.
In the comments at the two sites I see many adjectives describing what Ann said: “Hateful“, “Racist”, “Horrible”, but there are only two adjectives that actually matter concerning her statements:
True or False
Oddly neither TPM nor Washington Monthly bothered to dispute her statement. Perhaps it is presumptions of me to believe so, but if professional journalists from nationally known sites are going to snark over someones remarks one might think they would weigh in concerning: their veracity. Given their scorn for Coulter their failure to do so speaks volumes.
Nevertheless I’m still outraged over Ann’s Comments, not because of what she said but because of the reality they represent. Just this week a 13-year-old black teen on his way to choir practice in Boston was shot. Nobody demand a march, nobody called for the confiscation of guns over it and no national news network outside of Fox decided the story was newsworthy beyond the city. I didn’t see any story in Memeorandum for TPM or Washington Monthly to comment on concerning it.
In relation to homicide the number one killer of black men is other black men. It is a national tragedy that black-on-black crime ranks as the 4th leading cause of death for black men. In the age group of 15 – 34 black-on-black crime is the #1 killer of black men.
because this truth outrages me and it should outrage you too!
I submit and suggest until our friends at TPM & Washington Monthly find a way to blame the GOP for the stats in this chart from the CDC.
they will continue to be less outraged by Black and Hispanic mothers in tears over their dead children then Ann Coulter suggesting it is a problem.
After all why worry about a bunch of dead people’s whose parents will vote for you if you try to save them or no?