After reading your March 15 editorial about Ann Coulter, I was curious if the John Edwards she was referring to was the same John Edwards who hopes one day to be the leader of our great nation, the same man who refused to fire two staff members after they repeatedly posted such vile and hated-filled diatribes directed at Catholics and religious people in general. Their utterances made Ann Coulter’s use of that one word seem like a term of endearment in comparison, yet I can’t seem to find your editorial calling Mr. Edwards to task for his refusal to drop those two staffers.
Political pundits have been saying outrageous things since the advent of politics itself, I imagine, but when a man who wants to lead this country refuses to distance himself from such hatred, one can only assume he sees nothing wrong with discrimination and hate speech, so long as it’s directed at opponents.
Your selective indignation, along with the inclusion of Rush Limbaugh as the only other example while leaving out anyone from, say, Air America radio, once again gives credence to the idea that the print media is biased. Then again, I guess since Air America collapsed under the weight of its own bloated self worth, you can’t really argue that Al Franken and company were making much of a living as compared to your examples.
Ann Coulter should face ridicule for her choice of words, no matter the story behind it, as should anyone, left or right when they step over the line, and as should you for using the term “broad” to describe her.