Monday, June 12, 2006

The Coulter Brigade

After watching Larry King tonight the only cure I can think of for David Horowitz is electric shock therapy. It's possible this could center him between the opposing ideological walls of communism, in which he was raised, and hardline totalitarian conservatism, where he now ravingly lives. Coulter of course is a crude inflammatory nutball. But it sells: to other nutballs. Publishers are whores personified. If there's an audience they provide the product. The message doesn't have to be valid, true, or anything close to it. I suspect she's teetering on the edge of defamation with her latest ploy, but this is standard fare for their ilk. My opinion is she's a vile Northeast Elitist Trustfunder (NET) just like the Bushes. It's easy to understand. It's just that it isn't worth anything valuewise.


Blogger Peter L. Winkler said...

Well stated, Mark. I saw some of Larry King last night too, and sympathize with Tim Ruttan, who at one point held his head in his hands.

Coulter and Horowitz (hereafter Coulterwitz) are demagogues. What they write and say has no intellectual content. They intentionally make the most inflammatory statements they can make, short of actionable defamation (as you point out). When someone confronts them, they change the subject, attack a straw man or make another outrageous statement about someone or something else.

3:04 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Thanks Peter. Yeah, it was painful for Ruttan, who I like.

7:39 PM  

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