Why Ann Coulter Rocks
From the Foreword to her Slander: Liberal Lies About the American Right (New York: Three Rivers Press, 2002), by Rush Limbaugh, reviewing the reception of Coulter's book in the liberal media:
Over on MSNBC, the soon-to-be-canceled Phil Donahue also displayed the left's terrific sense of humor. In Slander, Coulter writes, "Even Islamic terrorists don't hate America like liberals do. If they had that much energy, they'd have indoor plumbing by now." Donahue incisively summarized Coulter's point for his audience by saying, "If a liberal has indoor plumbing, he's a hypocrite."I want to have the wit to make ripostes like that. Maybe after I've consciously practiced being conservative for a bit longer....
Donahue's interview took a nasty turn when--in utter seriousness--he asked Coulter to respond to the accusation that she was an anti-Semite.
DONAHUE: Let me just tell you. He accuses you, among other things, of being an anti-Semite.
COULTER: Maybe that will help me with the Muslims.
DONAHUE: He says that you left New York because you wanted to get away from all these Jews. Did you say that?
COULTER: I find this very interesting, that I write a book saying liberals won't argue about things, instead what they do is call conservatives names. And I come on your show and all you're doing is calling me names.
DONAHUE: No, I'm not calling you. I'm saying that this is...
COULTER: Right, you're quoting other people who called me names.