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Re: Ann Coulter calls Edwards a Faggot.
« Reply #30 on: March 03, 2007, 01:14:38 PM »
Did the media jump all over this though?

 :D :D...seriously.

why waste the time...just free exposure for edwards...yawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwwwwwwwwwwwn.

besides too many bottle-blondes have been taking over the airwaves lately.
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Re: Ann Coulter calls Edwards a Faggot.
« Reply #31 on: March 03, 2007, 01:17:16 PM »
don't colbert and stewart and miller get hired by entire groups to "shock" and "entertain" them?


They're hired to entertain them. Occasionally an opinion might be shocking. Shocking is not the same as offensive, which is the crux of your diversionary tactic. Now, on to the evasion, for which I quote my previous question to you:

Simply stating that a so-called shock pundit's job is to shock doesn't in and of itself excuse the offense, or does it?

aye find hillary clinton offensive all the time...

so who cares if howard stern or coulter call people the f-word...aye won't lose any sleep over it...they are meant to provoke you...and you got fooled by someone who you think should be taken seriously.

it is an old trick which people like howard stern have mastered...

see he's saying this is an EVASIVE argument though.

EDIT: It is a valid point, but you're stepping outside the initial issue.

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Re: Ann Coulter calls Edwards a Faggot.
« Reply #32 on: March 03, 2007, 01:24:45 PM »
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Re: Ann Coulter calls Edwards a Faggot.
« Reply #33 on: March 03, 2007, 01:25:19 PM »
don't colbert and stewart and miller get hired by entire groups to "shock" and "entertain" them?


They're hired to entertain them. Occasionally an opinion might be shocking. Shocking is not the same as offensive, which is the crux of your diversionary tactic. Now, on to the evasion, for which I quote my previous question to you:

Simply stating that a so-called shock pundit's job is to shock doesn't in and of itself excuse the offense, or does it?

aye find hillary clinton offensive all the time...

so who cares if howard stern or coulter call people the f-word...aye won't lose any sleep over it...they are meant to provoke you...and you got fooled by someone who you think should be taken seriously.

it is an old trick which people like howard stern have mastered...

see he's saying this is an EVASIVE argument though.

EDIT: It is a valid point, but you're stepping outside the initial issue.

you are missing the quality of the issue.

coulter wanted to shock and she got to ya...she is a pundit...


In the strict use of the term, a "pundit" has recognized expertise in a particular field. The term, however, increasingly refers to popular media personalities who express opinions without necessarily holding recognized expertise in the area on which they opine. In recent years in the US, with the increased popularity of prose, television and radio personalities such as Ann Coulter, Al Franken, Bill O'Reilly and Rush Limbaugh, pundits are increasingly seen not as experts, but as ideological partisans who tend to do more ranting than measured commentary. They are often accused of being politically biased, and of using informal logic in fallacious ways. This perception has caused the term "pundit" to take on derogatory overtones, with more of the sense of an arrogant loudmouth than an educated commentator. Thus, the term has begun to take on a negative connotations and is often used as a term of disparagement. There is a perception that the popularity of punditry has become harmful to journalism, as many perceive it as another example of news devolving further towards entertainment and away from reporting.
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Re: Ann Coulter calls Edwards a Faggot.
« Reply #34 on: March 03, 2007, 01:34:29 PM »
:D :D :D :D


so...are we going to not get our panties in a bunch when coulter or colbert are hired by groups to "entertain" them now...and place our displeasure with things that really count...like a role-model named tim hardaway, who expresses genuine hatred?

Ann Coulter is an entirely different form of political commentary than Colbert. Colbert does not employ hate speech to connect with his audience and he's clearly using sarcasm to achieve his humor.

Tim Hardaway is not a political icon. If Tim Hardaway wrote a book, no one would buy it. He is a basketball player. At the end of the day, his notoriety is not derived from his biting social commentary. Role model or not, his hatred towards gays carries little significance  because all he is expected to do is bounce a ball around a court. Aside, I still don't understand what you're trying to say here because we're in no disagreement about whether or not what he said was stupid.


icon???? really? coulter? you have just upgraded her...

hardaway was a role model...like it or not...like michael jordan...what he said was offensive.


coulter like stern and colbert and stewart and o'reilly and huffington and miller are getting under your skin with shock-tactics...it is how they make their living...

do you want to blame their audience for what they say?
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Re: Ann Coulter calls Edwards a Faggot.
« Reply #35 on: March 03, 2007, 01:34:33 PM »
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Re: Ann Coulter calls Edwards a Faggot.
« Reply #36 on: March 03, 2007, 01:37:30 PM »
please...

making more out of coulter is a losing argument...

by highlighting her you are making her more money and giving her more opportunities to speak before people.
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Re: Ann Coulter calls Edwards a Faggot.
« Reply #37 on: March 03, 2007, 01:39:48 PM »
Louis Faracan received rip-roaring applause at a major political forum this week.  He has blaimed 9/11 on Jews and thinks that white people should all be "smited."  For want of a better term: these things just aren't a big deal.
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Re: Ann Coulter calls Edwards a Faggot.
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Re: Ann Coulter calls Edwards a Faggot.
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