Wednesday, February 05, 2014

In Other News, Ann Coulter Remains a Pathological Liar



From the Tampa Bay Times:
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Coulter said a friend’s sister "died from Obamacare" because she was "thrown off her insurance plan, you know Blue Shield completely just pulled out of California."

We're not fact-checking whether someone died. We're looking at the circumstances Coulter presented.

Blue Shield did not pull out of California, and the company did not leave people without insurance. In fact, customers were allowed to keep their existing insurance plans through March. If the basic facts of Coulter’s story are accurate, the woman in question elected to drop insurance coverage.

Whatever the story of Blue Shield, saying someone died "from Obamacare" is incendiary and grossly misleading.
Not to worry. If the last 20 years has demonstrated anything it is that being an out-and-proud pathological liar has no deleterious effect whatsoever on the careers of gorgons like Coulter.

Because they have no souls, they survive every scandal, mutate and come back stronger, venom sacs recharged, book contract ready and a chair pulled out for them at some powerhouse pundit round-table somewhere.

9 comments:

Kathleen said...

Wow! Hat tip to Tampa Bay Times. Their response was pretty unequivocal. Dare I ask if the practice of real journamalism is timidly rearing its head?

T_P_K said...

We share an abiding scorn for Mr. Coulter. But think of the poor lost souls who buy— and supposedly read— her books. OMFG.

And now you want me to prove I'm "not a robot."

n1ck said...

The enablers and collaborates are usually worse than the actual fascists, and Coulter is no different.

They'll get theirs.

Grung_e_Gene said...

Coulter's prime job has been to release these noxious emissions into the right wing fart bubble so that conservatives can breathe them in and re emit them for others to absorb.

Anonymous said...

Coulter is well known for her lies and will say anything to get attention, as noted in Vanity: Ann Coulter's Quest for Glory, at www.coulterwatch.com/vanity.pdf.

bowtiejack said...

I've always liked the observation that S.E. Cupp is the female Ann Coulter.

Pinkamena Once More said...

bowtiejack,

No. Just no. Don't do that.

JerryB said...

The smell of mold and Nicorette.

John said...

I live in California. I have Blue Shield. It hasn't gone anyplace.