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Ann Coulter Joke about Meghan McCain was Sad

Updated on April 12, 2013

Ann Coulter Joke was Sour

Ann Coulter chose not to apologize, but defend her statement that Meghan McCain and the family of Republican senators be murdered so they can support gun legislation. Coulter defended the joke Thursday on Sean Hannity's Fox News show, but it was not funny.

Coulter wrote:

"MSNBC's Martin Bashir suggested that Republican senators need to have a member of their families killed for them to support the Democrats' gun proposals. (Let's start with Meghan McCain!)"

Coulter argued that she was making a joke and people laughed, but it was short of that. Senators are facing a lot of pressure reagrding the proposed gun legislation.The NRA is scoring the votes of senators and many of them are divided between the second amendment and stop gun violence.

I think Coulter should use her jokes to help propose ideas for gun legislation. I am sure that if someone acted on Coulter's words and tried to kill Meghan McCain, the joke would be even less funnier.


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    • Sandra Remilien profile imageAUTHOR

      Sandra Remilien 

      5 years ago

      Nole: Thanks for your comment. That is exactly why my hub focused on Ann Coulter. But keep in mind that since people like Bashir are always talking about the affairs of other countries, comments such as his do not help the cause of ending gun violence.

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      Nole 

      5 years ago

      @Sandra

      "Whether Ann Coulter or Martin Bashir made the statement makes no difference."

      I disagree. I will listen to Ann's opinion whether I agree with it or not. She is an American. Martin is a Brit who should be worried about his own country.

    • Jack Burton profile image

      Jack Burton 

      5 years ago from The Midwest

      Sandra sez: ...the fact that people...

      Jack replies: Yes, the "people" such as Coulter instead of Brashir.

    • Sandra Remilien profile imageAUTHOR

      Sandra Remilien 

      5 years ago

      It would have made no difference to people like you who are bored if I had written about one of the cartoons in the newspaper about gun violence. Gun violence is serious and the fact that people are making jokes about murdering more people does not help the cause and for someone who commented about not voting for pro-NRA senators, I would think this makes sense to you.

    • Jack Burton profile image

      Jack Burton 

      5 years ago from The Midwest

      Odd, then, that if it "makes no difference" you choose twice now to only condemn Coulter and not Brashir when he was the one who made the original point (encouragement). I wonder why ~that~ is.

      If you really want to be a political pundit a good rule to learn is to stop digging when you find you've created a hole for yourself.

    • Sandra Remilien profile imageAUTHOR

      Sandra Remilien 

      5 years ago

      Whether Ann Coulter or Martin Bashir made the statement makes no difference. U.S. senators are trying to pass gun legislation that will help minimize mass shootings like the one at Sandy Hook Elementary and she is encouraging that more people get killed and even raped.

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      Michael Collins aka Lakemoron 

      5 years ago from The Village of Lakemore, Summit County, Ohio

      This goes into the argument that while you have the right to say whatever you want you are accountable for what you say. In her case the viewers may hold her accountable for this and eventually the sponsors of the show. However this may also have been preapproved by the network with a mind to targeting their demographic audience.

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      Mack 

      5 years ago

      Martin Bashir: Do GOP Senators Need a Family Member Killed to Prevent Gun Control Filibuster?

      I dunno. Does Martin Bashir need to see his wife and daughter raped and murdered while he watches helplessly before he advocates for gun ownership?

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      Nole 

      5 years ago

      Well, let's see, Ann is a successful conservative and American citizen that made a joke that some people think was in poor taste. Martin Bashir, a Brit, best known for his coverage of Michael Jackson, basically implied conservative members of congress are stupid and need a family member killed to get their attention. Maybe you should take a closer look at where this discussion originated.

    • Jack Burton profile image

      Jack Burton 

      5 years ago from The Midwest

      Odd how you don't seem in the least concerned about Bashir's original quote, eh.

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