by John Hawkins | February 9, 2009 7:30 am
Ann Coulter has a new book out, Guilty: Liberal “Victims” and Their Assault on America. In an effort to promote her book, Ann has done her 5th interview with RWN. What follows are the questions that were emailed to Ann and her replies. Enjoy!
How does our society promote single motherhood?
For a full answer, see pages 59-71 in my new book, “Guilty: Liberal ‘Victims and Their Assault on America.” In a nutshell, through government subsidies for having illegitimate children, Supreme Court decisions stripping away the benefits of marriage and the massive, coordinated glamorization of single motherhood in books, feature films, TV shows, pop music, glossy magazines and chirpy New York Times articles on artificial insemination allowing women to become “single mothers by choice.”
The stigma against having children out of wedlock has been replaced by a stigma against criticizing women who have children out of wedlock.
Over the last few decades, there has been an explosive increase in the number of children growing up without fathers. How do you think that has harmed our society?
I know how it has harmed society, as demonstrated in multiple studies summarized in pages 36-51 of my book, “Guilty: Liberal ‘Victims and Their Assault on America.” In a sentence, the children of unwed mothers are more likely to be poor, to commit crime, to run away, to have substance abuse and behavioral problems, to get pregnant themselves out of wedlock and to say “axe” instead of “ask.”
How has the left helped undermine and break apart the traditional family in this country?
It’s been a three-front war through the courts, the culture and government subsidies. For some mysterious reason, liberals hate the nuclear family with the hot, hot hate of a thousand suns.
In an interview with WorldNetDaily you said, “I want people to start noticing how causes are advanced on the backs of fake victims.” Name some of those causes.
I give scores of examples in the book, but here are three off the top of my head:
1) Hillary’s plea for more federal funds for NY launched on a hoax story about a policeman who “rushed” to Ground Zero on 9/11, worked 16 hour days and died of a rare pulmonary disease a few years later allegedly acquired from his tireless work at Ground Zero on 9/11. His son was trotted out by Hillary Clinton at Bush’s 2007 State of the Union address – the very day his father died! — as part of her special pleading for more federal money for New York. Then it turned out the officer had been nowhere near Ground Zero on 9/11 or for the next couple of months.
2) Obama’s candidacy for president as an officially certified victim when (a) he’s only half-black; (b) he is not descended from blacks who were enslaved or discriminated against in America; and (c) for his entire life, being black has been massively advantageous in America – in college and law school admissions, book publishing contracts, and presidential campaigns.
3) Sean Penn winning best actor.
There are newspapers all over the country going out of business today and that brings up a question. From what I have seen, no insult meant to Mark Steyn, Charles Krauthammer, Thomas Sowell, etc., but you seem to be the single most popular columnist in America with conservatives. So, how many papers run your column?
Thank you for noticing! And thank you for reminding me of the devastating collapse of the newspaper industry. I love a happy ending!
The only newspaper big enough to be on Nexis to carry my column is my home newspaper, Human Events, which was also Ronald Reagan’s favorite newspaper. If that’s how the newspaper industry treats the author of seven massive New York Times bestsellers – including one that was a collection of the columns most newspapers were refusing to publish — how can any bright young conservative writer expect to be published?
That’s why readers are dumping their newspaper subscriptions and flocking to the web for information, where it is possible to read not only me, but Human Events online, the Sweetness & Light blog, James Taranto’s Best of the Web, Freerepublic.com, Lucianne, Lotus Blog, Power Line, Big Hollywood, Right Wing News, WorldNetDaily, Newsmax, Newsbusters — and of course the inspiration to them all, Drudge Report — as well as writers such as Michael Fumento, David Limbaugh, Andrew McCarthy, Chris Horner, Steve Emerson, Star Parker, Heather Mac Donald, Phyllis Schlafly, and dozens of other great writers largely unavailable to them in the dinosaur media.
As I say in Guilty, the news industry is the only business where the customer is always wrong. Now that they can’t afford the paper anymore and are going to start publishing exclusively online, the only hope for the newspaper industry is that people will figure out a way to line birdcages with a computer.
Was the mainstream media merely as biased in favor of Barack Obama as they are towards other Democrats or did they set a new standard for bias?
They soared to all-new lows with Obambi.
What should people learn from the way that the mainstream media viciously turned on the Clintons after covering up for them for all these years?
That the evil can also be fickle, that reporters are soulless, amoral cyphers, that karma’s a bitch, and that the media calls the shots in the Democratic party, not the other way around.
So, does the “Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy” exist?
Sadly, no. I’ve been trying to get one off the ground for years. Turns out conservatives just aren’t “joiners.” If only we could get some funding. Maybe if we printed up some T-shirts or something.
Will Barack Obama’s policies make another 9/11 more likely?
Judging from his first-ever TV interview as president — the one he did on al-Arabiya television — I’d say yes. But on the bright side, it was sweeps week and Obama’s interview was a great lead-in for “Extreme Makeover: Rape Room Edition.”
Do you hope Barack Obama succeeds?
That depends. At what? At being a good president, yes, I do! That would mean he’d have to govern as a right-winger. Consequently, I hope his plans for creeping totalitarian socialism fail.
Do you think Sarah Palin should run for the presidency in 2012?
Assuming we’re still a sovereign, English-speaking nation by then and we’re still holding presidential elections, absolutely. But if I were she, I’d wait a few cycles, hit the books, become a conservative intellectual like Ronald Reagan, stake out a position as the nation’s leading voice on realistic energy solutions and run in 2016 or 2020.
What does the Republican Party need to do to get back on track — besides buy your book?
Also they need to read it and commit it to memory!
I looked back though my archives and didn’t notice you involved in any major controversies over the last year or so. Is that accidental or did you make an effort to tone down a bit?
Hmmm, I hadn’t noticed, but that’s very disturbing if true. Perhaps if I stopped making it absolutely clear that I enjoy having liberals attack me, I could lure them out of their covens again.
How about dashing off a quick sentence or even just a word or two about the following…
Barack Obama: Barack sounds so foreign! I don’t know why he doesn’t use his middle name more.
Media Matters: Part of the insane-asylum base of the Democratic party now being completely, utterly ignored by Obama.
Sarah Palin: More experienced than B. Hussein.
John McCain: I told you so.
Al Franken: The only person blacks at SNL ever complained to Lorne Michaels about having to work with.
Matt Lauer: I adore him and am very much looking forward to our next interview when my next book comes out!
Keith Olbermann: World’s only 57-year-old woman trapped in a man’s body to host his own TV show.
The View: An oddly persuasive argument against all-girl TV shows.
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