Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Today's Cartoon: Ann Coulter vs. Matt Lauer

You know, the more that I listen to Ann Coulter, the more I'm convinced that she is a "satirist" posing as a right wing pundit, much like Stephen Colbert. In fact, I'm pretty sure if Colbert was to start using her material instead of his own, you probably wouldn't even notice a difference... she's THAT good! :)

What amazes me most about people like Ann Coulter is how much they have been able to cash in on their "unpopularity". Her core "fan base" seems to be her detractors; mainly self-described "liberals", who react SO negatively to whatever she says that they in a sense make her relevant, by placing so much attention upon her. She's like a bad habit for angry "liberals". The more they pick and scratch away at her, the worse she'll become in order to remain that constant "itch", which drives them crazy.

There is no such thing as "bad press". "Negative attention" is just the same as regular attention, especially when it comes to self-promotion and selling books. "Controversy sells", because controversy generates curiosity; and "curiosity" generates potential new readers. Ann Coulter knows that if she can get people's attention, then she can probably get their money too. And the BEST way for her to get people's attention is by enraging her "liberal base" and letting them do the promoting for her.

At the end of the day, lots of people will end up buying her new book; and whether it's to read it or burn it, it really doesn't matter to her. Afterall, "Bestsellers" are not determined by how many copies are actually read.

3 Comments:

Blogger MikeFitz said...

I hadn't seen Ann Coulter reported in the Australian press before now.

But calling the 9/11 widows "witches and harpies" was a stand-out in the "Only In America" category. She certainly deserves your depiction as the personification of evil.

10:42 AM  
Blogger MikeFitz said...

OK, sorry about the broken link. Here's Ann Coulter reported in the Australian press.

10:47 AM  
Blogger Kevin said...

Thanks Mike!

The way I see it, Ann Coulter is heralded much more as a thorn in the side of "Liberals" than an actual champion of "Conservative" thinking.

She is in it purely for the money and will say absolutely ANYTHING in order to ca$h in on whatever "notoriety" she can generate for herself.

7:08 PM  

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