Coulter Says She’s ‘Anti-Murder’; Media Matters Disagrees

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By: E&P Staff

Univeral Press Syndicate writer Ann Coulter says in her current column that she’s “anti-murder.” This prompted the watchdog group to list six past Coulter statements in which she “jokingly” advocated killings.

One of the six was this December 2005 column quote: “I think the government should be spying on all Arabs, engaging in torture as a televised spectator sport, dropping daisy cutters wantonly throughout the Middle East, and sending liberals to Guantanamo.” Another was Coulter’s 2002 statement: “We should invade [Muslim] countries, kill their leaders, and convert them to Christianity.”

A quote didn’t mention was Coulter’s January 2006 “quip” about needing “somebody to put rat poisoning in [liberal Supreme Court] Justice Stevens’ creme brulee.”

The conservative Coulter’s full column statement about being ‘anti-murder’ reads: “I have always been unabashedly anti-murder, anti-rape, and anti-false accusation — and I don’t care who knows about it!”

Addressing another part of that quote, Media Matters also listed several examples of Coulter making assertions the media-watchdog group said weren’t true. For instance, Media Matters noted that Coulter “falsely accused the Arizona Daily Star of anti-conservative bias for its decision to drop her syndicated column.” But the Tucson paper last year replaced Coulter with another conservative columnist: Creators Syndicate’s Tony Snow. Snow has been mentioned as a possible successor to departing White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan.

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