“If I’m going to say anything about John Edwards in the future, I’ll just wish he had been killed in a terrorist assassination plot,” Coulter said Monday, picking up on remarks made by HBO’s Bill Maher. Maher suggested in March that “people wouldn’t be dying needlessly” if Vice President Dick Cheney had been killed in an insurgent attack in Afghanistan."
I don’t remember anyone attacking Maher for saying such vile crap. But Coulter gets grilled on the Today show. Damnned hypocrits!
Ahhhh…maybe because, and this is after trying to find the Maher quote where he explicitly wishes death upon Dick Cheney, he never expressed it as HIS thoughts?
He does say that he has no doubt that if Dick Cheney were not in power that people would not be dying needlessly.
So I’d have to go with Coulter wishing Edwards would die as vile crap, and Bill’s as simply distasteful.
That’s not exactly a fair representation of Coulter’s statement:
Here’s here statement - and the context is that she is discussing the reaction she got for making the John Edwards “faggot” joke:
[i]Oh yeah, I wouldn’t insult gays by comparing them to John Edwards. That would be mean, but about the same time?you know?Bill Maher was not joking and saying he wished [Vice President] Dick Cheney had been killed in a terrorist attack.
So I’ve learned my lesson. If I’m going to say anything about John Edwards in the future, I’ll just wish he has been killed in a terrorist assassination plot.[/i][/quote]
If she was a comedian, I’d probably laugh at that.
But she’s not.
No one actually hears Bill say “I hope he gets killed in a terrorist attack” and takes it as his serious words except asshats like Coulter. (I’d like proof he said this please, as well.)
Coulter wants to be taken seriously all of the time, not half the time by Mahr. Therefore, everything she says is suspect to criticism.