By: E&P Staff
Univeral Press Syndicate writer Ann Coulter says in her current column that she’s “anti-murder.” This prompted the MediaMatters.org 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 MediaMatters.org 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.