Saturday, March 10, 2007

Countering Ann Coulter's Hate Speech: A Citizen's Action Guide

By MARC McDONALD

Are you fed up with Ann Coulter's vile, disgusting hate speech? If so, you're not alone. Thousands of Americans are now taking action against Coulter, who regular poisons our nation's political discourse with her bigoted outbursts.

As is usual in cases like this, if you want to make your voice heard when it comes to the corporate media, you've gotta hit them where it hurts: their wallets. The sort of media outlets that would give the time of day to a disgusting hate spewer like Coulter can only understand one thing: the financial bottom line.

If you want to make these corporate entities see the light, you're wasting your time if you try to appeal to their sense of human decency. On the other hand, if you hit them in the pocketbook, you just might catch their attention, if only for a moment.

As it turns out, Coulter's latest unhinged outburst (referring to Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards as a "faggot") has already cost Coulter some sponsors. CNN has reported that at least three major companies have sought to have their ads pulled from Coulter's Web site: Verizon, Sallie Mae and Georgia-based NetBank.

Liberal Web site DailyKos.com pointed out recently that the only remaining major advertiser on Coulter's Web site is Amazon.com. If you'd like to let Amazon.com know how you feel about their sponsorship of Coulter's site, the email address for Amazon.com's Investor Relations is: ir@amazon.com.

As DailyKos.com recently noted:

"One of the best ways to communicate one's distaste for Coulter's repeated incidents of hate speech is to respectfully but firmly let her advertisers know you are deeply troubled by their indirect support of bigotry through their advertising on Coulter's Web site."

Meanwhile, Edwards is fighting back against Coulter's hate speech. The Democratic candidate is aiming to raise $100,000 in "Coulter Cash" this week to keep his campaign "charging ahead and (to) fight back against the politics of bigotry." If you'd like to donate, go here.

Coulter's column is currently syndicated by Universal Press Syndicate to over 100 papers. If you'd like to add your voice to the thousands of Americans who are urging these newspapers to drop Coulter's column, go here. Also, the media watchdog site Media Matters has a list of newspapers that carry Coulter's columns, (as well as the email addresses of those papers' editors).

The various ongoing efforts to stop Coulter's bigotry are already paying dividends. Media Matters reported Friday that seven newspapers have now dropped Coulter's column since her comments about Edwards.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's true, Coulter is a lunatic--but the vast majority of what she says is really not much different than the rest of the right-wing echo chamber, from Rush to Malkin to Beck. All of these people spread lies and bigotry and GOP propaganda.

Anonymous said...

So we will take them down one at a time. I cant wait to tell this bitch that "if I had wanted fries with that, I would have asked for fries with that. Now chop chop blondie!"

Anonymous said...

I find Beck more offensive than even Coulter. And Beck, unlike Coulter, has been given a platform for his hate speech on the supposedly "liberal" CNN network.

Capatain Conservative said...

**YAWN**

It seems Ann Coulter was dead on once again. She demonstrated Edwards is so weak that he can be taken down with a single word. What a girly-man! Thank God she demonstrated that before the fraidy-cat socialist appeasers on the left tried to make him commander in chief. What was he going to do to those who seek to destroy us? Fix them a batch of brownies. No...wait...Edwards voted to go to war. No...wait...he is against hates the troops and he is calling for retreat. How do you tell him from the rest of the liberals who are so fearful of confronting our enemies that they instead shrivel away hoping the sun will then come out? They all look and sound the same. Pussies.

Anonymous said...

In response to the previous post: Wow, there are still people out there who support the coke-snorting Fratboy-in-Chief, (who lied our nation into the disastrous war in Iraq).

To "Captain Conservative": if anyone is a "pussy," it's your hero Bush, who refused to serve his country in combat, even as he was a cheerleader for wars based on lies.

Since you probably get all your news and views from Rush OxyMoron and the rest of hate-wing radio, here's a clue. The Blue Tidal Wave in November swept the Democrats to power. You Kool-Aid-drinking cult-like worshippers of Bush are now in the minority.

Bush is the best thing that ever happened to the Democratic party.

Capatain Conservative said...

My critic is off topic. Captain Conservative does not support non-conservative polititians. FYI: Bush left the conservative camp about 5 years ago. His fiscal and social policies look more like Jimmy Carter (also a pussy)than Ronald Regan. The typical liberal/progressive (same word) response to any criticism is to blame Bush. Bulliten: Bush is not allowed to run for office anymore. You need to start blaming Fred Thompson.

Cranky Daze said...

Captain Conservative...what tripe. Coulter's insult to John Edwards did not "take him down" as you claim. It didn't even make a dent in him. The only thing it did was demonstrate once again what a hate-filled bimbo she is, willing to capitalize on the likes of you to rake in as much money as she can.

Come down to earth, boy. Your party is on the verge of extinction, thanx to people like Coulter, O'Reilly, Hannity...not to mention your president and his toadies. Americans are sick of the lies coming from the Republicans and their sneaky tactics, and one by one, they're gonna fall.

Anonymous said...

captain conservative: you seem to be quite typical of your ilk: you need viagra: something to get you going: like a war, or hating mongering gays, the so called liberal press, immigrants, "towel heads", spics: whatever...well the tide has turned on you sad ass chicken hawks: by the way: if you are under 42 are you going to enlist to fight in iraq: otherwise just who is the pussy?..by the way: pops last name is reagan not regan..lastly, get used to john and elizabeth edwards: the real deal not phony ass adulterers (gingrich) flip flop artists (mccain, romney) or looneytunes (brownback, tancredo)..lets face it 2008 wiil be another democratic and progressive year: conservatives in full retreat, their policies thoroughly rejected...can you say indictments and frog marching charlatans to prison boys and girls...