Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Ann Coulter​ Advocates Shooting Occupy Protesters

By: Jonathan Moormann

Not everyone agrees with the Occupy Wall Street movement, nor do they have to. Many might not even sympathize with the protesters when they are shot with tear gas cannisters, beaten with nightsticks, or sprayed with pepper spray. But it takes a special breed of *sshole to publicly wish for a repeat of the Kent State shootings. As it turns out, Ann Coulter is that kind of *sshole.

In case you don't want to listen to the whole spiel, here's the relevant quote from Coulter: "So at the moment anyway, I mean I don't know what's going to happen in New York today, but at the moment I'm not really worried of a movement like SDS which really swept a lot of the college campuses... taking over. Of course if it does, just remember the lesson from my book: it just took a few shootings at Kent State to shut that down for good." And here's another, just in case you weren't convinced: "This is the first time they got bullets back... and that put an end to the protests pretty quickly." If you'd like to read the full transcript, MediaMatters has it here.

Let's ignore her "creative" interpretation of the Vietnam era and the aftershocks of the Kent State shootings. This is a media figure publicly endorsing that we repeat a national tragedy by firing upon the Occupy protesters. Not with riot control methods, but with actual, lethal bullets. It's mind boggling that this woman continues to get public appearances and book deals, because she is the absolute worst face of partisan politics.

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