Sunday, January 11, 2004

Because we cover all things Ann Coulter 

Brilliant piece by Michelle Cottle in The New Republic:
It's not that Franken and Company balance the punditry scales by being as shrill and combative as Hannity or O'Reilly. It's that they help with a basic redefinition of what Hannity and O'Reilly really are. To be seen publicly mud wrestling with an "SNL" alum rather than, say, NPR or the Gray Lady, puts O'Reilly in precisely the proper perspective. Perhaps the only thing more helpful would be an actual mud-wrestling match between Ann Coulter and Janeane Garofalo--televised on Fox, naturally. Sure, it might add to the atmosphere of political incivility in this country. But at least it would be an honest portrayal of the brand of "political debate" that flame-throwing conservative showmen have been engaging in for years now.
My money's on Janeane to defeat the chain smoking Coulter, adams apple and all.
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