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October 24, 2012 | By Patt Morrison
People on both sides of the Atlantic are in a swivet because of something Ann Coulter said. I know, I know. Surprise. In this instance, people are angry for the wrong reasons. No, that's not correct; they're angry for not enough of the right ones. Sometime during or right after this last presidential debate, Coulter tweeted: “I highly approve of Romney's decision to be kind and gentle to the retard.” By which she meant, of course, President Obama. There was, naturally, an incensed reaction to her casual use of a word that has not been accepted in polite company for many years, a shorthand for the phrase “mentally retarded,” which the medical establishment is phasing out, and which Congress dropped from federal laws in 2010, to be replaced by “intellectual disability.” In signing that bill, the president quoted the brother of a little girl with Down's syndrome for whom the law is named.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 2014
In this week's video roundup of the Takeaway blog: What was President Obama doing when he appeared on the satiric Web-only talk show “Between Two Ferns,” with actor/comedian Zach Galifianakis? Turns out the president was shilling for his favorite cause of the moment: getting young adults to sign up for Obamacare. The video went viral, but Los Angeles Times video editor Ann Simmons asks columnist Robin Abcarian: Did it work? Last weekend, Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul wowed a crowd of young conservatives at the Conservative Political Action Conference, the annual gathering sponsored by the American Conservative Union.
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SPORTS
October 25, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
John Franklin Stephens, a Special Olympics athlete, penned an open letter to conservative political pundit Ann Coulter on Tuesday, asking her why she calls people "retarded. " The letter was prompted by a tweet Coulter sent out during the presidential debate on Monday, which said, "I highly approve of Romney's decision to be kind and gentle to the retard," in reference to Romney's strategy of not directly verbally attacking Obama during the debate. The tweet prompted the following letter from Stephens: "Come on Ms. Coulter, you aren't dumb and you aren't shallow.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 2014 | By Robin Abcarian
A year ago, when the Republican National Committee's searing 2012 election postmortem was released, it was possible to imagine, for a fleeting moment, that the GOP might finally grasp why it has lost the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus' act of public self-flagellation showed that he was ready to ask tough questions of a party that has alienated the fastest growing demographic segment of voters in this country - Latinos - and failed to woo younger voters, women and gays.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 2014 | By Robin Abcarian
A year ago, when the Republican National Committee's searing 2012 election postmortem was released, it was possible to imagine, for a fleeting moment, that the GOP might finally grasp why it has lost the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus' act of public self-flagellation showed that he was ready to ask tough questions of a party that has alienated the fastest growing demographic segment of voters in this country - Latinos - and failed to woo younger voters, women and gays.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 21, 2007 | Hank Rosenfeld, Special to The Times
Watching Nicole Kidman's evil Mrs. Coulter character, above left, in the furry fantasy "The Golden Compass" (she's into reeducating children by doing things to their souls) brings another character to mind: bestselling author and conservative pundit Ann Coulter. Indeed, upon further viewing, there are striking similarities. . . . *--* Mrs.
OPINION
November 2, 2007 | JOEL STEIN
Ann Coulter said recently that Jews like me could be "perfected" by becoming Christian. Of course she didn't express that in the most sensitive way possible. If she had said, "I could be wrong, but I personally get so much joy from the Gospels, I'd love for my Jewish friends to come to church with me one Sunday and give it a look-see," she would not be so controversial. Though she would be more annoying.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 8, 2009
Still groggy without Sunday morning coffee, I misread your headline and thought that Ann Coulter had been placed in charge of the NEA. I was relieved to see it was merely a conjecture. Always angry at myself when I fall for Ms. Coulter's shrewdly calculated liberal-baiting, I nonetheless bristled and then laughed out loud when she leaps to mention Norman Rockwell, a fine artist whose homely portraits are likely miles from Ms. Coulter's true taste. It's just another gag in Coulter's routine, her endless and lucrative shtick, an insistence that she, the wealthy, sophisticated woman, is somehow "just one of the folks."
ENTERTAINMENT
October 8, 2004 | Patt Morrison, Times Staff Writer
How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must) The World According to Ann Coulter Ann Coulter Crown Forum: 354 pp., $26.
OPINION
July 14, 2003
Re "A Liberal-Hunting Terminator," Commentary, July 10: James Pinkerton does exactly what writer Ann Coulter describes in her book about how the left uses tactical misrepresentation of the facts. After hearing her interviewed on the radio, I rushed to buy her book. All Americans should read the book for themselves, look at her facts and then decide for themselves whether her evidence is credible. Pinkerton would rather we just believe him and his ilk and not bother with at least looking at another opinion.
OPINION
December 11, 2012 | By Brendan Tapley
Maybe love means never having to say you're sorry, but what about when love isn't involved? Say, when you've described the president using a derogatory slur for someone with a mental disability, as Ann Coulter did in October. Or when you're the president and you use an expletive suggesting that your opponent is a liar, as Barack Obama did during the campaign. And, if one does decide to apologize for speech or behavior, what makes an apology genuine? Last month, after Cleveland Browns linebacker Tank Carder called a Twitter user a "faggot," he offered this: "I don't agree with being gay or lesbian at all, but [that]
SPORTS
October 25, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes
NBA Commissioner David Stern, who has held his post since Feb. 1, 1984, will step down on Feb. 1, 2014, and be succeeded in his role by his deputy, Adam Silver.  The decision was unanimously approved Thursday by the NBA Board of Governors.  The 70-year-old Stern watched over the NBA through its early struggles to its rise as one of the most popular sports in the country and the world. He started working for the NBA in 1966 as outside counsel. “You'll be remembered as the best of all-time,” Silver told Stern, sitting to his left on a podium during a news conference.
SPORTS
October 25, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
John Franklin Stephens, a Special Olympics athlete, penned an open letter to conservative political pundit Ann Coulter on Tuesday, asking her why she calls people "retarded. " The letter was prompted by a tweet Coulter sent out during the presidential debate on Monday, which said, "I highly approve of Romney's decision to be kind and gentle to the retard," in reference to Romney's strategy of not directly verbally attacking Obama during the debate. The tweet prompted the following letter from Stephens: "Come on Ms. Coulter, you aren't dumb and you aren't shallow.
NEWS
October 24, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
John Franklin Stephens, a Special Olympics athlete, penned an open letter to conservative political pundit Ann Coulter on Tuesday, asking her why she calls people "retarded. " The letter was prompted by a tweet Coulter sent out during the presidential debate on Monday, which said, "I highly approve of Romney's decision to be kind and gentle to the retard," in reference to Romney's strategy of not directly verbally attacking Obama during the debate. The tweet prompted the following letter from Stephens: "Come on Ms. Coulter, you aren't dumb and you aren't shallow.
NEWS
October 24, 2012 | By Patt Morrison
People on both sides of the Atlantic are in a swivet because of something Ann Coulter said. I know, I know. Surprise. In this instance, people are angry for the wrong reasons. No, that's not correct; they're angry for not enough of the right ones. Sometime during or right after this last presidential debate, Coulter tweeted: “I highly approve of Romney's decision to be kind and gentle to the retard.” By which she meant, of course, President Obama. There was, naturally, an incensed reaction to her casual use of a word that has not been accepted in polite company for many years, a shorthand for the phrase “mentally retarded,” which the medical establishment is phasing out, and which Congress dropped from federal laws in 2010, to be replaced by “intellectual disability.” In signing that bill, the president quoted the brother of a little girl with Down's syndrome for whom the law is named.
OPINION
February 19, 2012 | By Charlotte Allen
A few years ago Ann Coulter published a book titled "How to Talk to Liberal (If You Must). " With all due respect, Coulter, one of my favorite conservative eye-pokers, was wrong. There is no "how" in talking to a liberal. You can't talk to a liberal, period. Believe me, I've tried. I've got a liberal mother, four liberal siblings and their assorted liberal offspring, and a horde of liberal friends (I went to college and grad school). Whenever I advance to them even the mildest of challenges to liberal orthodoxies, on topics ranging from the welfare state to illegal immigration to abortion, I'm greeted with name-calling, obscenities, shout-overs and, finally, the grave-like silence of ostracism.
BOOKS
August 11, 2002 | ANDREW H. MALCOLM, Andrew H. Malcolm, a former foreign and national correspondent, editor, government and campaign spokesman, is the author of such books as "Final Harvest" and "The Canadians." He is a member of The Times' Editorial Board.
Ann Coulter may be wrong at times. She may be right at others. Or strident. Even inflammatory. But she is never in doubt. And that, along with her bright writing, sense of irony and outrage, and her relish at finally hitting back at political opponents (especially in the media) is what makes "Slander" such refreshing and provocative reading. There often seems an invisible virus afoot in America today.
BOOKS
July 13, 2003 | Jacob Heilbrunn, Jacob Heilbrunn is an editorial writer for The Times.
Ann Coulter is a trailblazer. In the 1990s, she paved the way for a bevy of blond, leggy Torquemadas in miniskirts to earn notoriety on television by denouncing feminists and Bill Clinton. "It's enough" to be impeached, she declared in her 1998 bestseller "High Crimes and Misdemeanors," "for the president to be a pervert." Now that George Bush is president, she's widened her assault on liberalism to include the last 50 years of American history.
NEWS
December 13, 2011 | By Kim Geiger
Newt Gingrich may be running high in the polls, but it seems every day there's another conservative commentator bashing him in newspapers or on radio and TV. The most recent was Michael Savage, a San Francisco-based radio personality whose motto is “borders, language, culture,” and whose nationally syndicated talk show “The Savage Nation” has an estimated audience of 8 to 10 million. Savage on Monday offered Gingrich $1 million to exit the Republican presidential primary race within 72 hours.
NEWS
June 13, 2011 | Patrick Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
Liberal Hollywood has been taking a beating in recent days, thanks to the fallout from a provocative new expose called "Primetime Propaganda: The True Hollywood Story of How the Left Took Over Your TV. " Written by Ben Shapiro, a 27-year-old Harvard Law School grad who is an executive at a conservative talk show radio network, the book is a sensation in the conservative media world, earning admiring coverage from virtually every corner of the...
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