Ann Coulter’s favorite McCain
Finally, it arrived: Guilty: Liberal ‘Victims’ and Their Assault on America by Ann Coulter, which I had been told referenced moi. But I’m not in the index, and there’s no report of that night we hung out at Shelly’s Backroom Tavern. Hmmmm . . .
So I start skimming the endnotes, beginning at the back (p. 298). Skim, skim, skim — through more than 30 pages. Isn’t it odd how this supposedly evil right-winger (redundant?) uses as her sources such publications as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Salon.com and so forth? This suggests that, occasionally, even liberals can’t ignore facts which contradict their ideology. (As, of course, all facts do.)
Well, finally, I get to page 265 and there I am in note 16, cited for two Washington Times articles about “Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week” 2007:
These are referenced for a paragraph on page 9 of the book, which I don’t think I need explicit permission to quote, because Ann and I are such good buds:
In 2007, vicious anti-Muslim flyers were posted all over the George Washington University campus — by leftists, of course, including a member of the Iraq Veterans Against the War. When it was thought the leaflets were from the conservative group Young America’s Foundation (YAF), the university president called the flyers “reprehensible” and the university demanded that YAF officers sign a statement disavowing “hate speech.” The executive vice president of the student association called for the expulsion of the culprits. But when it turned out leftists had distributed the flyers, the university dropped the matter. Only because of the uproar from conservatives did the university, one month later, put the liberal students on ‘probation’ and ask them to pay a $25 fine.
So there you have it: My footnotes of fame, back from the glory days of The Washington Times — which, so far as I can tell, hasn’t even reviewed Ann’s book, probably because now they have “real journalistic standards,” as Jeff Birnbaum recently explained.
Well, I’ve got Ann, and they’ve got Jeff Birnbaum. Who got the best of that deal, huh? Buy the book:
BTW, you should also read Ann’s latest column. But first, buy the book.
(Cross-posted at The Other McCain.)
Robert Stacy McCain