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Jul 27th 2004

‘USA today’ doesn’t get ann coulter’s DNC humor

i’ll admit it: sometimes i have to reread a paragraph of ann coulter’s column a couple of times. hers is certainly intellectual humor, and i may not get it the first time. i also have to do this when i’m studying the word of the lord in the scriptures–read it over again to understand the message.

ann is clearly dejected that the USA today's editorial page guy is so stupid he can't understand sarcasm

does that tell you how much i revere ann coulter?

USA today asked her (a graduate of cornell university in political science, then michigan law school) and michael moore (college dropout) to write on the democratic national convention in boston this week. after the USA today editor, brian gallagher, didn’t understand anything ann wrote, the paper had to fire her. human events, the organization for which ann works, has published her column along with the complaints from ‘USA today’. [link] gallagher explained his policies:

[Michael] Moore will be held “to the same editing standards” as Coulter and other columnists who write for the newspaper’s opinion page. [link]

in other words, they’ll all be asked to be nicer to liberals? that seems to be the only problem with coulter’s article to me–she was just so scathingly witty, like a stand-up comic who picks out the weaknesses of a subject and exploits them to get huge laughs. “maybe they thought they were getting catherine coulter,” ann quipped. here’s an excerpt from ann’s DNC piece:

Looking at the line-up of speakers at the Convention, I have developed the 7-11 challenge: I will quit making fun of, for example, Dennis Kucinich, if he can prove he can run a 7-11 properly for 8 hours. We’ll even let him have an hour or so of preparation before we open up. Within 8 hours, the money will be gone, the store will be empty, and he’ll be explaining how three 11-year olds came in and asked for the money and he gave it to them.

USA Today’s Gallagher: I DON’T GET IT. [link]

indeed. read the whole thing.

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