"Faggot" is dangerous

When someone hurls the new F-bomb at you, what do you think it's referring to? Ann doesn't think it has anything to do with sexual orientation. On Faux News last night (she appeared on there rather than debate John Aravosis on CNN), she also bleated that "It isn't offensive to gays. It has nothing to do with gays."

Faggot. (Kevin Aviance brutally gay-bashed in East Village)

Well, now I guess the conservative movement has to make a choice, and it'll probably be the wrong one -- it will continue to love Coulter because she represents The Base. This is who they are, despite the efforts of a few bloggers who were at that meeting and were offended enough to publish an open letter telling people to stop giving Coulter a public platform.

According to Think Progress, David Keene, president of the American Conservative Union (a co-sponsor of the CPAC), has he not said whether she'll be invited back again. Andrew Sullivan received this terse email from ACU:

ACU and CPAC leave it to our audience to determine whether comments are appropriate or not. "Ann Coulter is known for comments that can be both provocative and outrageous. That was certainly the case in her 2007 CPAC appearance and previous ones as well. But as a point of clarification, let me make it clear that ACU and CPAC do not condone or endorse the use of hate speech," said David A. Keene, ACU Chairman.
Faggot. (Gay Bashing Victim Dies After Family Removes Life Support)

At least some companies know what the word "faggot" means -- Verizon, Sallie Mae and Georgia-based NetBank have pulled ads from Coulter's web site. A NetBank rep said: Coulter's web page "is not the kind of site we want to be on." Verizon: "This one could be considered an extreme political Web site, should be off the list, and now it is off the list."

Again, this is less about Coulter than it is about the fact that...

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